follow nature | Marseille City

Are you a teacher, would you like to organize a visit or a project with a follow-up nature? One action: Complete the application form (pdf) and return it before the given deadline.
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Little Marseilles (but also their families) have Many nature awareness sites for:

  • Learn to look, listen and feel;
  • discover love and respect for the environment;
  • Study and experiment to act responsibly.

Among the various environmental awareness and education tools developed by the city of Marseille, nature relays pose a A tangible way to reconnect (young) city dwellers to nature.

The nature relays contain a large educational garden and activity rooms. They are true islands of nature in the city, spaces to amaze, observe the small local fauna and flora and do gardening in all seasons.

Relais-Nature of La Moline

26 rue Marius Richard – 13012 Marseille
Arrival by bus: No. 6 Richard-4 chemins موقف stand

Contact : 04 91 34 39 58/06 33 15 59 79 –

Within the vicinity of Moline Park (named Ecojardin), an educational park of more than 5,000 square meters has been created. It includes a vegetable garden, an orchard, a hedge, an olive grove, a meadow, an area for aromatic and medicinal plants, and a pond.

Activities Program

► A cycle in nature
Spring Breaks, April 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: “Graines de piafs”
For children from 5 to 10 years old
Plan a walk
By reservation (limited places)
Price: €100 per week/child (€60 for children already registered in the Relais-Nature Club)

Nature Club Relay
Three Wednesdays of every month during classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Welcome to Children’s Day from 6 years old
Registration for the first quarter of July
Term registration (limited places)
Price: €150 per semester/child (3 Wednesdays per month)

It happened :

Saturday May 14, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., open day in the park : Creative workshops, nature games, gardening, herbal tea tasting, seed fair.
Free entry for all general

Contact: – Tel: 04 91 34 39 58/06 33 15 59 79

Relais-Nature St. Joseph

64 Simon Bolivar Street – 13014 Marseille
Arrival by bus: Nos. 27, 28 and 31 St. Joseph Station

Contact : 04 91 96 03 36 –

The Relais-Nature Saint-Joseph, next to the Parc du Grand Séminaire, covers an area of ​​7000 square metres. It features an educational garden, an orchard, a greenhouse, a small woodland area, and several activity rooms.

Activities Program

Course on nature “Les Minots ecolos”
Spring Break – April 11-15 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.:
Does your child love nature? This course is designed for him!
For children from 4 to 11 years old
Plan a walk
Price: 110€ per week/child and 66€ for the 3-day course

Contact: – Phone: 04 91 96 03 36

Activities and Audiences

The animation team at Nature Relays offers educational activities, intended mainly for the young audience in primary schools in Marseille but also for the extra-curricular audience (entertainment centers, social centers, medical-educational institutes, associations, families, etc.). Events for the general public, such as open days, are organized from time to time.

Depending on the requests, two types of activities are offered:

  • One- or half-day exploratory visit;
  • An educational project, divided into several sessions, on a predetermined topic.

All activities are done in small groups and an experimental approach is preferred.

Main axes of activity:

the garden

Discover the life cycle of plants, understand the concept of seasonality, learn basic techniques of ecological gardening, and understand soil life and fertilization concerns. Engage in garden maintenance from sowing to harvesting. Be a budding gardener to create a school garden.


Learn to identify vegetables, fruits, and aromatic plants, their origin, culture, and uses. Maintain a vegetable garden, from seed to dish, and learn about taste. Understand the challenges of sustainable food, and the links between food and health.

natural diversity

Explore the richness of the native animal and plant kingdom, identify and classify species. Observe the small plants and animals in their environment (soil, pond, compost, trees, hedge …), understand the idea of ​​\u200b\u200bthe ecosystem. Understand the role of gardening aides and insect pollinators. Be aware of the fragility of biodiversity and take the right actions to conserve it.

Waste recycling and recovery

Questioning our consumption habits and the concept of waste. Learn how to sort, reduce, reuse and recover waste to turn it into resources. Understand the cycle of matter in an ecosystem, and understand the action and role of fertilization.

Are you a teacher, would you like to organize a visit or a project with a follow-up nature?

One action: Complete and return the application form before the specified deadline. After this time, it will not be possible to order a slot.

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