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Montagne Sainte Victoire

Address: Route du Tholonet, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Owner description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne...
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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Blace, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Aix-en-Provence - but it's not in Aix-en-Provence!!! By car it is 21km from/outside Aix, I know as we drove to see it last Sunday! I would say that it is #1 of 1 Attractions in 13126 Vauvenargues

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is well worth driving through heaven scented fields of lavender to experience the view. I was staying in Aix but it is near to a number of towns in the area.

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Maui, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were staying with family in Aix and spent a few hours here at this park enjoying the serene landscape with a delicious picnic lunch.

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Cypress, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We hiked around Le Tholenet for a morning and found the trails very well marked and easy to navigate. The colors of the mountain created variations throughout the day and you can see why the region is the backdrop of many artist. The area has many areas accessible to the public and France has preserved much of the area to... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I trekked up the south face of the mountain which was apparently more difficult. It's a great hike and a good workout. The only really difficult part was the rocky faces that for me, required me to use my hands and legs to pull myself along and stay balanced. I went to the Park's office and the guide let me... More 

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Dublin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Mont Victoire is only a short drive outside Aix and it has a close association with the renowned artist, Paul Cezanne. Cezanne had a cottage or hut at the foot of the mountain and painted many scenes around it. It is also a very attractive walk -- contrasts of mountainscape and woodland, with trails through it. Well worth a visit.... More 

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Devonshire
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24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went by coach to the Montagne Sainte Victoire and found the drive there most enjoyable. As we approached the mountain I was surprised how big it is. The limestone rock was glistening in the sunshine. It is an amazing sight. I already knew that the artist Paul Cezanne was born in nearby Aix en Provence and that he painted... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The park is beautiful and the trails are very well marked. The view from the top is worth the sweat! There are a lot of smooth, slippery rocks and loose stones so be watchful when walking.

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Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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52 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this park is extremely beautiful. long easy trails all around the mountain and for the adventurous a challenging trek to the top. lakes,dams, wild growing herbs and panoramic views. do not miss it if you are in aix-en-provence.

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Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to Bimont de batiment and walked across the dam and down to the lake. Wonderful scenery and great walking

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