The town of Gardanne

Once upon a time, Gardana…

When you hear the name Gardanne, you immediately think of its large Sunday Provencal market? Or his alumina plant, perhaps? That’s true, but did you know that just behind the houses on the Cours was
the ancient village of Gardanne
whose cobblestones were trodden by iconic historical figures.

Its built heritage will tell you the story of the last 5 centuries and of the great people who left their mark on the town.

On this unusual journey, from the time of agriculture to its mining past,
you’ll discover Gardanne as you never knew it before.

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Claude de Forbin, corsaire du Roi Louis XIV.
Et bien sûr Paul Cezanne, qui séjourna un an sur le Cours Forbin et immortalisa Gardanne sur la toile, seul village jamais représenté par le peintre.
La famille Bontemps qui a donné cinq générations de 1er Valet de chambre des rois de France.
La famille Gueydan et surtout la Marquise qui légua le Domaine de Valabre à la ville.
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Come and share a moment of history with us, where it all began, during a guided tour of Gardanne’s old village.

Old village of Gardanne

Gardanne naturelle

A commune with a particularly rich heritage, Gardanne boasts an old town with a history that goes back two thousand years, but that’s not all! This land, with its red and ochre Provençal colors, is 45% wooded. Gardanne will amaze you with its blend of strong traditions and modernity, where nature, know-how and human innovation have created a heritage that’s a must-see!

Link to A l’air libre page

Gardanne industrial

It’s in the heart of this former coalfield, where the industrial landscape is most marked, that visitors come to experience the magic of a unique place. The town of Gardanne is littered with evidence of its mining past, historical relics waiting to be discovered.

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