At 335 m, altitude, Rians is a large village situated between the areas of Ste Baume, Aix en Provence, and Ste Victoire.
Built in a spiraling manner around its bell tower, and having a rich historical legacy, Rians is a joy to history and archeology enthusiasts.
In exploring the city you will find lovely fountains and some ancient houses of the bourgeois.
The main livelihood of Rians is its agriculture and most recently the local wine producers earned the right to the label their wine "Coteaux d'Aix" much to the pride ot the community.
What to see:
Roman hill forts.Roman villa (archeological digs on presently).
Clock tower (12th c.). St. Jean port. Ramparts.
15th. granary transformed into a tourist office. Notre Dame de Nazareth church.
St. Jacques Hospice (a stop of the Compostelle pilgrims)
St. Esteve chapel (12th c.). St. Pierre chapel (Templars).
Open air swimming pool. Tennis. Mountain biking.
Guided hikes. Summer entertainment and festivals.
Bed & breakfast.
Holiday rental. Gites. Campsite.