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Rians from the air. The Cathedral is at the highest point. The square, Place Saint Laurent
can be seen as a little green oasis just below and a little to the right of center

. On market days you can buy cheese on the square.


If your group is larger than eight let the house be it's gathering point. Some can live in the little Hotel 2 min. away or in rooms/studios rented from local families.

There is a camping ground too. It is situated next to the village swimming pool which is open July through August just 5 minutes walk from the town square.

Take day trips to Aix-en-Provence, Nice or Marseille where you will find everything from museums to street markets. It is about 20 min by car to the closest lake and the Mediteranian is about one hour away.

Personal programs for boule tournements, wine tasting in nearby vinyards or whatever your interests are can be arranged.

On thursdays the locals go shopping on the town square and exchange
"information". And late every afternoon people take an aperitif at
one of the sidewalk cafés on the square

Boule competitions

During the summer competetions are arranged continually in Rians and in other
villages in the area. The grand tournement in Marseille takes place the
first weekend in July every year.

Sometimes they also play outdoors at night

One of the fountains in the village

View of the mountains

The old city gate

Cathedral facade

Town grocery shop and the dog that loves apples.

Friday morning is market day in Rians

. Dance on a festival evening

Cathedral at night

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