Saint-Chamas is a small village on the banks of the Étang de Berre. The Colline du Baou splits the
village in two, marking the boundaries of its two main districts, Pertuis and Delà. A mix of limestone and blue cobalt,
the hill is a must-see for tourists. The area known as the Collet du Verdon is home to some of the earliest traces of human
settlement, dating back to the Palaeolithic era, and was inhabited for more than 10,000 years. The highest point in the village
at 121 metres above sea level, it is protected by overhanging rocks. The archaeological finds unearthed in the area can be seen at
the communal museum.
What to see and visit: the Flavian bridge (built by the Romans in the first century BC); the Plan de l'Horloge aqueduct; burial caves; the church; the marina.
Recommended activities: walking and mountain bike routes