Opening hours

The Rocher Mistral park at the Château de La Barben welcomes you between Aix and Salon-de-Provence.

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Access to the car park is via the departmental road D572. The entrance to the car park is at chemin de la baou 13330 La Barben.

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A path will then take you to the entrance of the Rocher Mistral park in a few minutes.

Rocher mistral

Rocher Mistral
Château de La Barben
13330 La Barben

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informations General questions
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General questions

How long does it take to visit Rocher Mistral Park?

Between 4 and 6 hours

To visit the Rocher Mistral park, you should count about 4h, the time to discover all the shows during the day, the Provencal market and to enjoy the sumptuous setting offered by the castle of La Barben.

Concerning the evening offer, from 6pm, you can access the Provencal market and the Auberge Daudet. The shows “Fairyland in the Le Nôtre gardens” and “Napoléon : the Eagle and the Muse” starts at nightfall and lasts half an hour.

Offices de Tourisme

For more information on the tourist offers in the area, you can contact the Tourist Offices of Aix-en-Provence du Massif des Costes and Salon de Provence.

Can we picnic on site?

Yes

It is possible to picnic at the Rocher Mistral. The Provencal market offers a large space with picnic tables, deckchairs, a petanque field and animations.

Do I need to make a reservation to go to the Auberge Daudet?

It is advisable to book your table by telephone on +33(0)4 88 60 22 57 or by e-mail at the following address: restaurant@rochermistral.com.

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Coming to the Rocher Mistral park in La Barben

Where to sleep near Rocher Mistral ?

Many accommodation offers exist near Rocher Mistral.

Click here to discover our partner hotels.

Coming to the park from Marseille

From Marseille, take the A55 freeway towards Fos-Martigues/Airport Marignane/Aix-en-Provence/Lyon/L’Estaque/Les Arnavaux. Continue on the A7 freeway towards Aéroport Marignane/Avignon/Lyon. Take exit E80/A54 towards Salon-de-Provence/Arles/Nîmes/Barcelona. Take exit n°15 towards Pélissanne, then follow Pélissanne to Pélissanne. Then follow La Barben and Château de La Barben/Parc zoologique.

Coming to the park from Lyon

By motorway : 3h

From the city of Lyon, join the A7 towards Marseille. Continue for 265 kilometers. Take the exit E80/A54 towards Fos/Martigues/Arles/Salon-de-Provence. Take exit n°15 towards Pélissanne, then follow Pélissanne to Pélissanne. Then follow La Barben and Château de La Barben/Parc zoologique.

Coming to the park by bus

During the holidays, a bus on demand is offered by La Métropole Mobilité. It links the Salon de Provence bus station to the Château and the Zoo of La Barben:

  • During school holidays: Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 7pm;
  • Outside school holidays: Wednesday and Saturday from 9.30am to 7pm ;
  • Sundays and public holidays: no transport on demand service.

It is recommended that you make a reservation at least the day before your journey on 04 42 46 06 66.

More information on: https://www.lepilote.com/fr/part6/bus-a-la-demande/82

Coming to the park from Aix-en-Provence

By motorway : 30min

From the city of Aix-en-Provence, take the A8/E80 freeway towards Salon-de-Provence/Avignon/Nîmes/La Fare-les-Oliviers. Continue on the A8 and then take the E80/A54 exit in the direction of Salon-de-Provence/Arles/Nîmes/Barcelona. Take exit n°15 towards Pélissanne, then follow Pélissanne to Pélissanne. Then follow La Barben and Château de La Barben/Parc Zoologique.

Journey without toll : 30 minutes

From the city of Aix-en-Provence, join the N296/E712 then follow Saint-Cannat until Saint-Cannat via the D2N. In Saint-Cannat, follow the direction of Pélissanne/Château de La Barben/Parc Zoologique.

Coming to the park from Avignon

By motorway : 50min

From Avignon, take the A7/E714 freeway towards Marseille/Aix-en-Provence. Take the exit E80/A54 towards Fos/Martigues/Arles/Salon-de-Provence. Take exit n°15 towards Pélissanne, then follow Pélissanne to Pélissanne. Then follow La Barben and Château de La Barben/Parc zoologique.

Coming to the park from Paris

From Paris, take the A6 freeway towards Lyon/Evry. In Lyon, continue on the A7 towards Marseille. Continue for 265 kilometers. Take the exit E80/A54 towards Fos/Martigues/Arles/Salon-de-Provence. Take exit n°15 towards Pélissanne, then follow Pélissanne to Pélissanne. Then follow La Barben and Château de La Barben/Parc zoologique.

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Accessibility in the Rocher Mistral Park

For people with reduced mobility

A privileged access is reserved for vehicles of people with reduced mobility. It is located on the castle road, click here to see the location on the map.

The site is partially accessible to wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties (+200 steps): for the inaccessible spaces, a virtual reality experience is proposed at the entrance of the castle.

Accessible shows: Double Edged, The builders quest, The breath of Provence, The parish priest of Cucugnan, Master Cornille’s secretTartarin of Tarascon, the Evening Entertainment, the Cascarelettes Bell, the Fairyland in the Le Nôtre Gardensan, and Napoléon : the Eagle and the Muse.
Shows inaccessible to wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties: Forbin and the royal navy,  the Uprising of the Cascavèu. However, you have the possibility to discover these shows in virtual reality in a dedicated space.

Pets

Pets are not allowed in the park but guide dogs are welcome.

For very young children

The park is obviously accessible to families with young children. However, it is recommended to come with a baby carrier rather than a stroller, as the castle of La Barben has many stairs.

The shows Forbin and the royal navy and the Uprising of the Cascavèu may impress children under 6.

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Parking and concierge service within the park

The car park

The parking of the Rocher Mistral is accessible by the departmental road D572.

The GPS coordinates of the parking are 43.6235543660492, 5.203290011711134

Concierge service and luggage storage

To date, Rocher Mistral Park does not offer luggage storage or concierge services.

Night parking for motorhomes

The Rocher Mistral parking lot does not currently accommodate caravans and motor homes overnight. A free motorhome area exists in Pélissanne (13330), 2-10 Chemin de la Prouvenque.

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Ticketing and payment methods

What payment methods are accepted at the park's ticket office?

The park ticket office accepts payment by credit card, cash and vacation vouchers (ANCV and ANCV Connect).

Can I buy my tickets on the online ticketing service to come on the same day?

You can buy dated tickets at the latest the day before your visit. If you have not been able to buy your date tickets before your visit, you are invited to go directly to the park’s ticket office.