Provence has so much to offer in the way of activities and places to discover either by yourself or in the company of your friends or family. From water sports to outdoor activities, cultural visits of historical sites and monuments, a taste of nature or a taste of the local produce… The Provencal Art de Vivre is waiting for you and we would like to share with you some of out favorite activities, all just a stone’s throw from Château Gassier. The lands, waters and skies of Provence await you!
On dry land: Street Art in the heart of Marseille…
You may think you know Marseille well with its old port, Bonne Mère basilica and famous Prophète beach… but have you ever ventured into the Cours Julien art district?
Situated in the heart of the town centre, the Cours Julien is one of Marseille’s most bustling districts, daytime and nighttime alike. It is also France’s largest Street Art district and every inch of its walls are covered in frescos and graffiti murals painted by local, national and international artists. Since the 1980’s bright colors have adorned not just the walls of this district but also its doors, stairways, shopfronts and any space or surface with room for Street Art.
If you’re interested in a guided tour of the ‘Cours Ju’ as the locals call it then get in touch with Oriane who would be delighted to show you around and give you a passionate insight into this truly unique district. Whatever your age, we guarantee you’ll be left with stars in your eyes!
Further information: Oriane: 06 81 93 73 49 - Cours Julien - Marseille
In the water: try out the TNX Wakeboard in Peyrolles!
Are you looking to try your hand at a very different activity near to Château Gassier? Head in the direction of the Lac de Peyrolles in Provence, just 15 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, for a fun, unique and unforgettable experience thanks to TNX Wakeboard!
Situated just beside the lake, this water sports center offers a wide range of activities from water skiing and kneeboarding to wake boarding and wake-tow-in surfing. The team of instructors will give you professional advice whatever your level of experience and help beginners to get a feel for the sport. Experienced riders will be sure to find what they’re looking for thanks to a selection of the latest start of the art equipment!
The TNX Cable Park is a great place for a day out with family or friends thanks to the myriad of lakeside activities to choose from: supervised swimming areas, children’s play areas, dining facilities, walks, relaxation and a spot of sunbathing of course. Whether you’re an experienced water sports lover of just getting started, now is the time to head to the lake! The committed and well informed team of experts at TNX Wakeboard will ensure that your day is a memorable one.
Further information: TNX Cable Park - Lac de Peyrolles, Route de la Durance - 13860 Peyrolles en Provence - 06 75 26 67 95
Up in the air: an ultralight aircraft ride in Pourrières!
Time will stand still as you head to the skies! Just a few kilometers from Château Gassier, in the commune of Pourrières, the experience of a lifetime awaits you with an ultralight aircraft flight!
Treat yourself to a very different view of the Sainte-Victoire mountain thanks to a ride in an ultralight aircraft. This small, lightweight, streamlined aircraft will protect you from the elements whilst you’re up in the air. It is well suited to beginners and offers breathtaking 360° views over the hillsides and landscapes of Aix-en-Provence. The VSV association promises a birds eyes view of this beautiful region and a high adrenaline experience that you certainly won’t be forgetting in a hurry…
Make sure you ask for Franck when you arrive! He will guide you through the skies during the 30 minutes ride and make sure that this unique and unforgettable experience is everything you could have wished for and more.
Further information: Association VSV – Pourrières - President of the association Frank: 06 30 39 72 57
With the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, Provence offers an endless selection of outdoor activities that will give you a true taste of the region’s natural beauties. Whether you’re looking for action packed adventures or simply new experiences, our selection will help you to combine a visit to Château Gassier with a discovery of all that the region has to offer.