Allauch is a commune with 20 243 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Bouches -du -Rhône in the Provence- Alpes- Côte d' Azur.


Allauch lies between the twelve kilometer journey to Marseille and the thirteen kilometers away Aubagne. It is part of the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole. The municipality consists of the following districts:

  • Allauch -village (2006: 2 594 inhabitants)
  • Le Logis -Neuf ( 7224 inhabitants)
  • La Pounche ( 3360 inhabitants)
  • Fontvieille
  • Pié d' Autry

Neighboring communities of Allauch are Mimet, Saint- Savournin ( point of contact ) and Cadolive in the north, Peypin in the northeast, Aubagne in the east, in the southeast of Aubagne, Marseille in the south and southwest and Plan-de- Cuques in the West.


The city's history goes way back. In the 10th century it was besieged by the Muslim Moors. The villagers were faced with starvation. But the besiegers played in front of them that it 'll go good for them, whereupon they withdrew. From the castle of the town today only a few ruins remain, the chapel of Notre -Dame du Château 1148 still exists. Before the French Revolution, three-quarters were in the country of Allauch the farmers, twenty percent of the nobility and the bourgeoisie, but only three percent of the clergy.

Coat of arms

Description: In blue ever a white open- air diagonally down to the upper corner, including a fallen white crescent and three ( 2-1 ) five -pointed stars.

Culture and sights

  • Medieval castle chapel Notre- Dame-du -Château
  • Église Saint -Sébastien in the 16th century



  • Thyde Monnier (1887-1967), French writer and feminist
  • Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974), French writer, playwright and director