Walking in Marcel Pagnol's hills

An excursion proposed by : Evana

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Walking and hiking tours « Marcel Pagnol's footsteps »


Tours brought to you by EvaNa.


Our guides do everyday what Marcel Pagnol did during his summer vacations in La Treille : they put their backpack on and go walk this hills.


Marcel Pagnol is a very well know film maker, writer, teacher, inventor, born in Aubagne, close to Marseille, in 1895. His holidays in the hills influenced a lot his films and  books.


We invite you to be like Marcel in his childhood, when his friend Lili des Bellons taught him about nature and it's secrets.

For a day or half a day, your journey will take you into the life of the hills around Marseille as it was a century ago.

Our guides will share with you their knowledge and love for plants, animals, and the history of the places you go through.

You will feel Marcel's joy when he saw for he first time la Bastide Neuve, the holiday house.

You will understand how lucky his family has been to get those keys for the « canal shortcut », in front of Le Château de ma Mère (la Buzine).

We see the lizards on the « chemin des Bellons » like Lili and turn around Tête Ronde hill.

You will know the story of « the ermite of Grotte du Grosibou », learn about Pagnol's movies, shot in the hills in front of you, visit some movie setup ruins (Regain, Angèle...).

Round tours from la Treille village, the walks will make you hear the sound of the fountain of Manon des Sources, take a picture in front of the church like Pagnol's father did, and like in the movie La Gloire de Mon Père.






EvaNa was born from the desire to share the cultural and natural richness of our region : Provence.

Professional guides, passionated for our job, we enjoy so much make people discover the beauties of our hill ranges like Garlaban, Calanques, Sainte Victoire, Sainte Baume and of course Luberon. We lead tour all year long but during summer, for groups. We adapt each tour to each group (duration, difficulty, commentaries...).

We all have the National Diploma of « Accompagnateur en Montagne » and are declared to all fiscal and official administration. We also own a professional insurance.


Half day or Day tour fro groups (8 to 50 persons)

Whether you are a bunch of friends, a company, an association, or a travel agency, we bring you to the hills and villages of Garlaban, to learn more about nature and stories around Marcel Pagnol's life and work.

Every tour is unique, adapted to the group's will : date, duration, difficulty.

Language spoken : English, German, Italian, or French of course.

We can make tours around a special topic : watter in Provence or in Pagnol work, Mediterranean flora... just ask us.



Full day: 300 Euros TTC for a 15 persons group.

Half day: 192 Euros TTC for a 15 persons group.

Marcel Pagnol Communication
Phone: 00 33 1 47 61 04 26
Mail: commande @ marcel - pagnol.com