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Montagne Sainte Victoire

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Address: Route du Tholonet, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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One of natures wonders

The imposing sight of Sainte Victoire is quite breathtaking,which ever angle you view it from, It can be walked from various places depending on how much time you have and your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Humberston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The imposing sight of Sainte Victoire is quite breathtaking,which ever angle you view it from, It can be walked from various places depending on how much time you have and your walking abilities,One of the best views is from the magnificent dam called Barage de Bimont, which in itself is worth visiting, just off the D10 road to Vauvenargues.There are... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a hike, with picnic that is well worth the effort. There are several routes to choose from, the Pic des Mouches from the Col des Portes being the quickest [2 hours up, quicker coming down]. I have climbed it several times and have always been impressed with the view and the unspoilt nature of the tracks. And, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great location to rock climb and hike. For us Russians it seemed unnatural (In a really wonderful way) that on top of this mountain there is a church AND a little house where anybody can stay for a night for free. Great nature, breathtaking views.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is difficult to see Montagne Sainte Victoire from Aix now but it is fun to go around it and have a picnic lunch. This is a must as Cezanne painted it in different seasons and when the light was different. He had a better view but it was a main inspiration for him.

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Blace, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
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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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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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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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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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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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