Destination guide

Expect major Beauty & the Beast village vibes

Aubagne, a charming market town just east of Marseille, lies in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in Southern France and to the north of the Calanques National Park. This sleepy village is known for encapsulating everything people love most about Provence—cobblestoned streets, weekly markets, and locally made goods that you can only find in the south of France. All of this charm is set against a backdrop of the Garlaban mountains, and a few miles from the sea. Take your pick of Aubagne vacation rentals, and spend your days wondering how you can bring this feeling home with you.

Things to do

Pass the pastis, please... er, s'il vous plait

Aubagne's most famous museum is The French Foreign Legion Museum, dedicated to the country's military accomplishments. If you prefer to explore the city's art scene, visit The Therese Neveu Studio, which explores the artist's life and her "santons"—French nativity figurines famous to the area. You can also find a variety of wineries in and around Aubagne, as well as pastis distilleries, where you can get a first-hand look (and taste!) of how they make this famous anise-flavored liqueur. Keep this in mind when sorting through the locations of Aubagne vacation rentals.


Brush up on your French so you're prepped for market day

There's much to do in Aubagne, but if shopping is high on your list, don't leave town without an item or two from a local potter or ceramicist. There are a variety of shops and galleries dedicated to this local pastime—one that has been key to the area since 600 BCE. There are a variety of markets that happen throughout the week on the main street of the village, so be sure to set aside time to shop the stalls and pick up wares, perfect for the fully-stocked kitchens in most Aubagne vacation rentals.


Visit before Christmas and stock up on "santons"

Aubagne is best enjoyed from April through June, and September through October, when crowds are lighter and prices are lower. July and August are packed with people looking for a respite from the heat, or passing through en route to the coast. Because of Aubagne's famous "santon" collection, you can also expect to find this market town full of visitors in November and December, eager to stock up on the famous nativity scenes before Christmas. Things quiet down considerably from January through March, when the weather is damp and gray, but plenty of deals can be found.

Natural features

Grapevines and lavender? Purple is Aubagne's color

Aubagne is nestled in Provence's Huveaune valley, with the Garlaban mountains surrounding the village. The town lies to the east of Marseille, a historic port city that serves as the capital to the region. To the south of Aubagne, you'll find the stunning Calanques National Park, with its rocky Mediterranean coastline famous among cyclists, and its craggy, pebble beaches. In many of the rolling hills nearby, you'll find rows and rows of vineyards, while other parts of the region boast the fields of lavender famous to Provence.

How to get there

How to get to and around Aubagne

The nearest airport is in Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence), located 19.9 mi (32 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Toulon (TLN-Toulon - Hyeres), which is 33.1 mi (53.2 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Aubagne Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Aubagne?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,395 vacation rentals near Aubagne. From 1,092 Houses to 628 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aubagne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Aubagne?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aubagne:

  • Centre Ville: 344 vacation rentals
  • Hôtel de Ville: 248 vacation rentals
  • Montredon: 604 vacation rentals
  • Plateau de Puyricard: 1,412 vacation rentals
  • Couronne Urbaine: 451 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Aubagne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Aubagne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • French Foreign Legion Museum: 6,834 vacation rentals
  • Marcel Pagnol House: 6,940 vacation rentals
  • Santons Maryse Di Landro Museum: 7,016 vacation rentals
  • Aubagne Station: 6,900 vacation rentals
  • Cassis Beach: 6,132 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aubagne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aubagne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,092 Houses in Aubagne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aubagne include:

  • Villas: 628 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,249 rentals available
  • Cottages: 39 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aubagne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,479 vacation rentals with pool available in Aubagne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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