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Montagne Sainte Victoire one of the best places in France

Second time I’ve run up to the Croix on the Mt St Victoire parking just before Vauvenargues and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert R
Berlin, Germany
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Great hike.

This is an enjoyable hike up from the dam. It'll take a couple hours up and down (unless you're... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Bret C
Aix-en-Provence, France
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This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time I’ve run up to the Croix on the Mt St Victoire parking just before Vauvenargues and taking the red/White marked Chemin to the top. A spectacular place - good enough for Picasso, Cezanne and the French Foreign Legion so obviously good enough for...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is an enjoyable hike up from the dam. It'll take a couple hours up and down (unless you're the guy who ran past us going up and back down). Great views. It's a little drive outside of Aix (and make sure Google doesn't send...More

Thank Bret C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful hike! Be sure to ask a local before you go which trail to take though, it can be a little confusing.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Travelled to a small village called Puy Loubier to have dinner. Arrived early so drove around - What a spectacular mountain. Beautiful! No wonder painters come from so many countries. Worth a visit!

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 16 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

2  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:)

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Benur A
13 August 2017|
Response from Pete11560 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible to go by bike from Aix, we have used our road bikes before. Follow the D17 through Le Tholonet. Not sure how far you can go up the mountain though with MTBs
23 April 2017|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
13 bus to le tholonet. Walk up to the cezanne windmill turn left and take the trail. Wonderful; did it last week!
David R
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.