Aubagne

Fantastic walks and scenery, top-class ceramics and pottery, literary nostalgia, pastis, the Foreign Legion... Aubagne, set in the hills a little inland from Marseille, has it all.

Find our full town guide below and click here to read about hiking through the hills past locations immortalised in Pagnol's work, here for details for saffron farms in the area and about one of Aubagne's more unusual and delightful attractions, The Little World of Marcel Pagnol.

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AubagneAubagne sums up the very essence of Provence. In a stunning hillside setting, this historic town is the centre of ceramicists and santon-makers, Marcel Pagnol's birthplace and the Foreign Legion HQ. It even has a pastis distillery.

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