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Montagne Sainte Victoire

Route du Tholonet, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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Dublin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 attraction reviews
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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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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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Allentown, PA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While my wife and I were staying in a hotel in suburban Aix we could see Mont St. Victoire from our balcony. We sat and sketched it for several hours and as the light changed, the scene became ever more dramatic. Well worth seeing!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On our tour of Aix de Provence we saw this mountain and it was so beautiful and peaceful. I was not familiar with the paintings of Paul Cezanne but now I am and can understand why. This was the highlight of Aix de Provence for me.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Once out of the hubbub of Aix en Provence and its suburbs, you can quickly find yourself in areas that are peaceful, quiet and beautiful. The countryside around the mountain is rich farmland, dotted with attractive little villages that captivated the artist Paul Cezanne - and rightly so. I rode here and there in the area, all with the mountain... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I leave nearby and I love this mountain. It's one of the most magic landscapes in Provence. Totally worth going around it and if you're brave and have few hours, you can easily climb at the top for a nice view of the valley. But probably the best is to see it from the South of Aix-en-Provence

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stunning views in a relatively unspoiled location. Well worth the climb. Small visitors centre with toilets and parking.

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