Aleppo pine

  • Aleppo pine
  • Aleppo pine
  • Aleppo pine


The memory of Provence

Our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® is lucky enough to nestle inside a pine wood or pinède in French!

With its gnarled trunk, the Aleppo pine is a typical Mediterranean conifer variety. It is sometimes referred to as “white pine” or “Jerusalem pine”.

Although flammable, it is the genuine green lung of Provence, absorbing enormous quantities of CO2 so that we can breathe in the oxygen it provides! Which makes it an even more precious asset for our campsite…

The wood of the Aleppo pine is used for the manufacture of paper pulp and poles, as well as the construction of wood piles and boats.

The Aleppo pine, the beloved tree of famous Provencal writer Marcel Pagnol, has been present on the Côte d’Azur for at least 3 million years! You will often come across it during your walks in Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise).

The pine tree, an icon of Provence

This tree produces pines cones (referred to as pine apples in French!), which consist of both its flowers and fruits. Its bark is usually grey and its small needles are forked.

We love basking in its shade at the campsite and field mice and squirrels love to nest and play in our Aleppo pines too! Which is obviously a great source of joy for the nature lovers that we are!

Where to find it at the campsite
You’ll find Aleppo pines at the bottom of Allée de l’Argentière, in our pine wood, of course, and around the playground (nr. 6, 10 and 11 on the botanical footpath plan).


Latin name :pinus halepensis
Family :pinaceae
Genus :Pinus
Species :halepensis
Color :Green
Origin :Mediterranean basin
Foliage :Evergreen - conifer
Port :Tree
Height :Up to 25 m
Flowering :April-May
Aleppo pine

Did you know?

Aleppo pine resin is used by the Greeks to flavour one of their wines. Its bark, rich in tannins, is also used to dye fishing nets..