Things to do in Gardanne

New to Gardanne? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Gardanne

If you're in Gardanne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Fontaine de la Rotonde

⭐️ 4.5 (7144)

Place des Quatre-Dauphins

⭐️ 4.3 (624)

Fontaine Du Roi René

⭐️ 4.4 (415)

Ecomuseum of the Mediterranean forest

⭐️ 4.3 (245)

The top affordable restaurants in Gardanne

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Gardanne city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Riad

⭐️ 4.3 (1023)

Price Range: $$

Le Mas de Meyreuil

⭐️ 4.4 (984)

Price Range: $$

Drôle d'Endroit

⭐️ 4.6 (702)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.9 (566)

Price Range: $

Marasino Restaurant

⭐️ 4.1 (514)

Price Range: $$

Les Inséparables

⭐️ 4.6 (433)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (432)

Price Range: $$

Chez Charlotte - Restaurant Aix en Provence

⭐️ 4.4 (412)

Price Range: $$

La Grignote - Restaurant Gardanne

⭐️ 4.5 (382)

Price Range: $$

Divan D'Antioche

⭐️ 4.2 (380)

Price Range: $$

Il Etait une Fois

⭐️ 4.7 (373)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Gardanne

These are curated, high quality experiences in Gardanne hosted by locals!

Provençal cuisine with Camille

Aix -Explore France's favourite town

The Urban Hike of Marseille


Colours of Aix, a walking/painting tour of the city

Provencal Market Tour


Discover the Soul of AIX with a Local

Full Traditional Meal in Aix-en-Provence

Wine and Cheese tasting in Pays d 'Aix-en-Provence

End your night in some of the best bars in Gardanne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Gardanne, curated exclusively for you.

Pub O'Sullivan's

⭐️ 4.1 (1088)

Price Range: $$

Bar Barracuda

⭐️ 4.3 (1040)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (820)

Price Range: $$

Le Novo - Bar & Kitchen

⭐️ 4 (541)

Price Range: $$

The Four Courts

⭐️ 3.6 (532)

Price Range: $$

Le Coin des Supporters

⭐️ 4.9 (495)

Le Brigand

⭐️ 4.4 (493)

Price Range: $$

La Cocina Negra

⭐️ 3.9 (451)

Price Range: $$

La Grignote - Restaurant Gardanne

⭐️ 4.5 (392)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.8 (256)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (188)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Gardanne

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Gardanne you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Gardanne

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Gardanne.

Admission to Mucem

Admission to Château d'If with Audio Guide

City Tour on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Marseille Soap Museum Admission and Workshop

Guided Tour of the Noailles Neighborhood

Admission to the Mx Experience and Shop

Calanques National Park Hiking Tour

Marseille Historic District Tour

Self-guided Audio Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence City Pass

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Gardanne?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Côté Cour

⭐️ 4.3 (995)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (552)

Price Range: $$$

Château de la Pioline, Restaurant Gastronomique à Aix-en-provence

⭐️ 4.5 (505)

Price Range: $$$

Jardin Mazarin

⭐️ 4.3 (452)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (438)

Price Range: $$$

La Table de Beaurecueil

⭐️ 4.4 (376)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (323)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Medieval Ruins of Castellane: Castellane is a stunning, hilltop historical site completely surrounded by farmlands and medieval ruins. Featuring a 16th century château, an ancient walled cemetery and a ruined chapel, Castellane is a breathtaking place to visit and learn about French history.
  2. Visit La Perle de Provence: La Perle de Provence is a unique sculpture and memorial park offering an insight into the heart of the French Riviera. La Perle de Provence is home to a number of oversized figures, including a 12-metre replica of the Eiffel Tower, and is a great place to explore the environment and culture of the region.
  3. Discover the Forcalquier Historic Town: The old town of Forcalquier is a sight not to be missed in Gardanne. Containing a variety of well-preserved historic buildings, along with a wealth of cafes and restaurants, Forcalquier is one of the oldest settlements in southern France, offering an incredible opportunity to explore culture and tradition.

Gardanne enjoys warm temperatures year-round, making it the perfect destination for a sunny holiday at any time of year. Spring and autumn are especially lovely seasons to visit due to mild weather conditions and fewer crowds, while during the summer months Gardanne is alive with activities and festivals, making this a great time to experience the city's cultural charm.

Gardanne is an idyllic destination to explore history, nature, culture and cuisine. Three days is the ideal amount of time to be able to discover all that the city has to offer. Spend a day walking through the historic neighborhoods, visit the local markets and gardens, and a day exploring the area's parks and nature reserves. On your last day, take a tour of the nearby wineries or medieval castles.

In Gardanne, France, there are a variety of ways to get around the city. Walking is the most popular form of transportation and is the best way to take in the sights and sounds of the city. Biking is another popular form of transportation and is a great way to interact with the locals. Public transportation is also available with the Gardanne Metro and bus lines running throughout the city, making it easy to get anywhere quickly.

Gardanne is a great place to explore with kids! Take a stroll around the historic city centre and visit the beautiful Cathedral of St. Maximin, a must-see landmark in the area. For a fun-filled day, the Haribo Sweet Land is an indoor amusement park that features rides and attractions suitable for all ages. Finally, take the kids to explore the 400 acres of the nearby Enchantada forest, perfect for a picnic and a walk among nature.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Gardanne. To start off we'd have to mention Bar Forbin, Sporting Bar, Bar Central. Check out our page on the best bars in Gardanne.

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