Atypical Provençal village on a human scale, Rognes is the ideal base for those who want to discover the architectural, cultural and gastronomic riches and the enchanting landscapes of Bucco-Rhodanienne and Vauclusienne Provence.
Rognes in the Bouches-du-Rhône
Famous for its stone exploited since ancient Rome as well as for its truffle market, with a rich heritage history and wine-growing region, Rognes is located at the gates of the Luberon and its famous sites (Les Baux, Lourmarin, Gordes, Roussillon, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, …), 25 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and Salon de Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille , Cassis, Arles and Avignon.
Provence, nature side
Nature lovers can take advantage of the hiking and cycling trails of which the village is the starting point or crossing point, take a walk and cool off in the creeks of Marseille and Cassis , get lost in the magnificent and wild landscapes of the Camargue , walk the slopes of the Sainte Victoire mountain , climb the famous Mont Ventoux and admire the astonishing landscapes of the Luberon (the ocher quarries of Roussillon, the fountain of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, etc.). There are also possibilities for more urban but gentle getaways with the cities of Aix-en-Provence(which houses, in addition to its hundred remarkable fountains, numerous restaurants and refined shops), Marseille (its legendary Old Port and its typical restaurants) and Avignon.
The festivals of the region
- The Rognes quarry festival
- The international piano festival of La Roque d’Anthéron (10 mins from the village)
- The spectacle of medieval Provence to the present day on the site of the Château de La Barben (15 minutes away)
- The Aix-en-Provence opera festival
- The Avignon theater festival
As well as the possibility of visiting the museums of Aix-en-Provence (Calisson, Granet, the Atelier de Cezanne, the Vasarély Foundation), Salon de Provence (Empéri) and Marseille (Mucem).
To combine pleasure for the eyes and the palate, the visit to the contemporary art exhibition at Château La Coste (10 mins) can also end with a tasting of the organic wines produced on the property.