A hugely popular spot for hikers, Sainte Victoire offers a striking backdrop for walking and climbing expeditions, with the bright red clay of its foothills giving way to a stark white limestone ridge. A number of trails run around the mountain side and from its peak, the views are the best in the Aix region – a breathtaking panorama that takes in the rolling plains, lush river valleys and hilltop villages that inspired so much of Cézanne’s work. Whether you’re exploring on foot or by car, there are a number of points of interest dotted around the mountain, including the hillside village of Ventabren, a 17th century priory and the dam of Lac du Bimont. The mountain is also a key attraction on the famous Route de Cézanne tourist trail, which passes many of the artist’s most beloved natural subjects including Le Tholonet, Beaurecueil, St Antonin and Gardanne.
Tours & Tickets
From Avignon take a day trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence with a private guide to experience the highlights of these must-visit Provencal cities. In ... Read more
Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)