Set in the 11th arrondissement to the south-east of Marseilles, La Treille is a small, picturesque village home to some 300 inhabitants known as Treillans. It was made famous by the playwright, poet, story-teller and film-maker Marcel Pagnol, through the many film adaptations of his works such as Jofroi (1933), Cigalon (1935), Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, The Baker's Wife and Angèle. You can relive the stories by visiting the village's square, its fountain (built in 1870) and its church. Start by calling at the small cemetery at the entrance of the village where Marcel Pagnol was laid to rest in 1974, then follow the footsteps of the young Marcel, discovering the places described in his books. These sights have drummed up an enormous amount of interest: every year thousands of people come to visit them on guided tours organised by the Tourist Information Office of Aubagne (Pagnol's birthplace).
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: tramway: n°68 jusqu'à Saint-Pierre puis bus n°12