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Montagne Sainte Victoire

Route du Tholonet, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 29 05 37
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This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Route du Tholonet, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 29 05 37
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love it! Colors, wind, sun, lights, atmosphère, everything is perfect!!! It is like to walk into a Cezanne draw! We all are a part of it!

1  Thank Zoé L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place that you can visit for free. It is easiest to visit by driving, but you can also take the bus and ask the driver the best place to stop. You can take a bus towards Puyloubier or a bus towards...More

Thank J F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Parked in the Parking Anchoise, just past Le Tholonet. Then walk up to the Croix passing the Priory en route.Beautiful views all the way up. Walk took us just under 31/2 hours there and back. Well worth the effort but it is a strenuous climb.

Thank Pete11560
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We took the blue route from Bimont dam. Sign said 2.25 hours but it took us closer to three with frequent stops needed for rest. This route is almost all in the sun and the white rock reflects light up as well. Sunglasses, hat, and...More

1  Thank Renee M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Spectacular views, quite a difficult climb in places. We went in March, but it was still pretty hot, so hats and water are a must.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Perfect walk there : long or short, nice views, pure nature:) We do not need to go far from Aix even if All Provence is Wonderful:)

1  Thank goc6913@gmail.com
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I travelled on a little local bus (no 110) from Aix to visit the villages at the foot of this wonderful mountain. Its presence is so important to Aix, being the mountain that Cézanne painted over 80 times. I believe there are trails but I...More

4  Thank samantha222187147
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Don't go alone, especially if you're a first timer. The mountain is huge and there are so many routes to take to the top. Follow a crowd or visit the tourist centre at the bottom for a map. I found the map not to be...More

1  Thank Monica F
Reviewed 10 March 2017

St Victoire dominates the landscape. It is beautifully craggy and because of the light never looks the same. It is a stunning.

Thank John T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you go on a hot sunny day, go early and take sun cream, hat and lots of water as the temperature can get very hot . Nice trails and easy to follow paint markers on the rocks

Thank Stephen A
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David R
My wife and I plan to spend a couple of days around Ste Victoire in early March. We will have a rental car. We would prefer to stay near the mountain in a hotel with restaurant or in a hotel with restaurants nearby so that we could avoid driving somewhere at night. I haven't been able to find many options that fit that profile unless we stay in Aix itself. Does anyone have suggestions?
11 February 2017|
Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi We stayed at the Mercure hotel in Ste Victoire. Hotel was fine but we ate in Aix: the hotel restaurant is very expensive for what it is and there are no other cafes or restaurants in Ste Victoire.
Sophie H
Hi, I will be staying in Gassin next week and am interested in doing a day trip to Aix-en-Provence and doing some hiking in Sainte Victoire. I'm looking for any information regarding the names and types of hiking trails in the mountains and if there is any trains or busses that could from from (or near) Gassin to the the town or any of the trail heads. Also interested in learning more about the shelter where you can spend the night. Thank you in advance! Sophie
11 September 2015|
Response from Romain L |
Hi Sophie, and welcome in France! Aix en Provence is a-must-to-see ! if you are looking for hiking, try this site : aixenprovencetourism and if you are interested by tour guides, check our website offering many activities... More
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