In the south of France, the Bouches-du-Rhône department offers a wide variety of landscapes and tourist activities. From the calanques of Marseille to the plains of the Camargue and the historic towns of Aix-en-Provence and Arles, get ready for an unforgettable holiday under the Provence sun!
Staying in the Bouches-du-Rhône
In the heart of authentic Provence, Camping Verbéla Village is an ideal starting point for visiting the Bouches-du-Rhône. Take advantage of our exceptional location to explore the Alpilles, the Camargue and the Mediterranean. Within an hour's drive of your chalet rental, you can be at the foot of the calanques of Marseille, in the wilds of the Camargue or at the market in Aix-en-Provence. Be prepared to be amazed!
Must-see places to visit
Here's a (non-exhaustive) list of the best things to do with your family and the most beautiful places to visit during your camping holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône:
Founded by the Greeks 600 years BC, Marseille is France's oldest city, dynamic and cosmopolitan, with a rich history and vibrant cultural scene. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Vieux-Port and discover the colourful markets, seafood restaurants and lively bars. Don't miss the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, nicknamed "the Good Mother", which offers a breathtaking view of the city. You won't be disappointed.
A natural jewel in the Mediterranean, the Calanques National Park stretches for about 20 kilometres from Marseille to the town of Cassis. For lovers of heavenly beaches and turquoise coves, head for the Calanques of Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat and the Frioul Islands. The calanques are particularly attractive to swimmers and scuba divers, but also to hikers in search of tranquillity and wilderness. Easy to access, the calanque of Sugiton is very popular with families. A real paradise!
Famous for its wide boulevards and shops, Aix-en-Provence is a charming city with its baroque architecture, private mansions and fountains. Visit the Saint-Sauveur cathedral, stroll through the gardens of the Pavillon de Vendôme, then stroll along the Cours Mirabeau, one of the liveliest places in the city. Take the opportunity to visit the Musée Granet, where works by Cézanne, Ingres and Rembrandt are on display.
Discovering the Camargue is a unique experience. This wild land, wedged between the Rhone delta and the Mediterranean Sea, is famous for its horses, bulls and flamingos. The landscapes are also breathtaking, with vast expanses of salt marshes, rice fields, meadows and dunes. The capital of the Camargue, Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a typical Provençal village, with its fortified church and narrow streets of white houses.
History lovers will not want to miss the city of Arles. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the city with the most Roman monuments after Rome! Discover the amphitheatre (the arenas), the ancient theatre, the Roman forum, Constantine's baths... Arles has also inspired many artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, who produced a large number of paintings and drawings here. The discovery tour, "Van Gogh in Arles", is a must for art history lovers.