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Hotel with swimming pool in Provence, La Magdeleine

Stay at La Magdeleine hotel with a swimming pool in Gémenos and experience the seasons of Provence for yourself in the hotel’s superb grounds, the exceptional unspoilt natural surroundings (with departmental, regional and national parks), picturesque neighbouring villages and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities nearby (on land and in the water).

We are here to help and can advise you on activities you’ll love during your stay at La Magdeleine hotel in Gémenos.

Enjoy your stay at our hotel with a swimming pool in Provence and its vast grounds, filled with centuries-old trees.

Activities

  • Golf: 4 golf courses nearby (Sainte Victoire, Marseille La Salette, La Sainte-Baume, Allauch)
  • Hiking: for all ages and all levels. Our favourites: la Glacière (difficult), les Barres Saint-Martin (easy), the GR 98 and Sainte-Baume (long hike).
  • Saint-Pons departmental park with the Chapelle Saint-Martin, Cuges mill, the unfinished Abbaye de Saint-Pons and the forest: beautiful walks with huge waterfalls. 15 mins on foot from the hotel.
  • Paragliding
  • Cycling, mountain biking
  • Kayaking, diving around the cliffs of Cassis
  • Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, 15 mins by car: French Grand Prix (held in June every two years), Bol d’Or Grand Prix (held in September)
  • OK Corral theme park: this Western-inspired theme park is the biggest theme park in the south of France, 15 mins from La Magdeleine.

Tourism

  • Gémenos: rue de la Courtine where Maurice Chevalier spent his holidays as a child, Château d’Albertas (which has become the town hall), the 18th-century church of Saint Martin, the Halle des Arcades covered market with its weekly market on Wednesdays, Abbaye de Saint-Pons, the departmental park of Saint-Pons.
  • Aubagne: Marcel Pagnol’s birthplace, the church of Saint Sauveur (11th century), santon-maker and ceramic artist workshops, hill of Garlaban.
  • Castellet: stunning medieval village in the wine-growing region of Bandol.
  • Cadière d’Azur: authentic Provençal village with incredible views, capital of the wine-growing region of Bandol (Protected Designation of Origin).
  • Cassis: picturesque port, magnificent cliffs and crystal-clear water.
  • Aix-en-Provence, the city of a thousand fountains, Cours Mirabeau, gardens and parks, museums (Musée Granet, Hôtel de Caumont and more)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire: full of life, Cézanne’s inspiration.
  • Calanques National Park (Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat).
  • Marseille: the Old Port, Les Goudes, MuCem, Frioul archipelago (Château d’If), Musée Regards de Provence, etc. 
  • The St. Mary Magdalene Cave in Plan d'Aups : The sanctuary of the Sainte-Baume, also known as the cave of St. Mary Magdalene, is a sanctuary erected within a cave in the Sainte-Baume massif, which would have served as a hermitage for Saint Mary Magdalene after she had evangelized Provence. The cave of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine is a vast natural cave open in the cliff. The christian world has been a mecca for the 5th century. Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, according to the tradition of Provence, would have lived there 33 years removed from the world.
  • Tomb and Basilica of Mary Magdalene in Saint Maximin- Sainte Baume in the Var! Saint-Maximin, the third tomb of Christendom.