"I was born in the village of Aubagne, beneath the Garlaban mountain scattered with goats, at the time of the last goatherds. Garlaban, a towering mass of blue-grey rock that stands on the edge of Plan d'Aigle, an immense rocky plateau dominating the green valley of the Huveanne." These are the opening lines of La Gloire de mon Père (My Father's Glory), the charming novel by writer/film-maker Marcel Pagnol, which epitomises the spirit of this rocky fortress, soaring over the town of Aubagne at an altitude of 600m. Indeed, this designated nature reserve has provided the scenic backdrop to several of Pagnol's films; nature's own film set that can still be visited today. Pathways swathed in the aromas of rosemary and thyme criss-cross the mountain slopes on the eastern outskirts of Marseilles. The Tourist Information Office in Aubagne organises themed walks which give you the chance to uncover and discover this everlasting heritage.
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