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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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The Light of the Artists

There are lots of places to park and many paths to follow. The mountain is very close to the city of Aix-en-Provence, and one can see why the painters chose to paint in the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There are lots of places to park and many paths to follow. The mountain is very close to the city of Aix-en-Provence, and one can see why the painters chose to paint in the area. The light is gorgeous and changes by the minute. Nice, safe hiking.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

You have to see this mountain to belive it. No wonder Cezanne went bonkers over it. If you can't be bothered catching the 110 local bus out past Tholonet for a decent look wander up to the lookout at Rose au Vents near Pauls house for a good long range eye full. Just turn right past Atelier Cezanne and follow... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views 360. Great hiking. Perfect for family or a couple that would like to go on a stroll or climb the top of the mountain. Beautiful views from the reservoir.

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San Sebastian (Spain)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A short trip (20min) by car from aix and you will get the iconic view of this mountain , obsession of cezanne and other many painters (Picasso is buried here) . The best view you can have without leaving your car is from the road D58 just before arriving to Beaurecueil coming from the D7N road (Aix-Frejus) , this beautiful... More 

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Youghal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very nice walk, loved the smell of wild rosemary and thyme going up I actually picked some and made myself a tea. We slept in the refuge that night and it is an experience to be made if you ever go there. Nice panoramas and the place is very well organised with a well with water and public toilettes. 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice to go hiking with friends and enjoy the nature. quiet and beautiful place. There's the easy, medium and hard way to get to the top, so everyone can reach the top

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great walk day. Beautiful Provence landscapes. first Lavenders in field, fresh air, accessible for non experienced walkers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

There are more than one way up. I prefer the one when you start at the dam/pound. It takes about 2h up and 1 1/2 down if Im not wrong. Much easier/quicker to go down at least. If you are there during the summer, remember to check up if there is any fire high risk warning. Because there is forbidden... More 

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Humberston
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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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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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