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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: Hiking, Walking
Description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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An iconic mountain - great but hard

Since I've lived here for a few years I have been to the top of St Victoire by the cross several times.Staring at Barrage du Bimont or at Refuge Cezanne Always a really rewarding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Bouc-Bel-Air, France
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Bouc-Bel-Air, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Since I've lived here for a few years I have been to the top of St Victoire by the cross several times.Staring at Barrage du Bimont or at Refuge Cezanne Always a really rewarding walk. You get a great workout and the best views. Be sure to have shoes for walking in rocky, slippery terrain and enough water. Driving around... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A very nice hike up the mountain ( it took us only one hour to reach the summit), and a breathtaking view from the top. Lots of free parking lots along the road in the valley.

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Manhattan, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's like a 30 mins drive top from Aix-en-Provence. I suppose if you prefer you may want to ride the way. So many places to pull over and appreciate the place by car as well though. As many helpfully mentioned, just set your GPS to the nearest town called Vauvenargues. No rush and be ready to pull over so that... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's well worth the drive (on the sometimes very bendy road) right round the mountain. Also, do stop to take in the Barage du Bimont with its glittering turquoise reservoir.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Must see the unusual facets of the mountain to then look back at the way Cezanne, with his varied shapes and colors, captured them. Makes one appreciate the artistry of Cezanne.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Mont Sainte Victorie is a short drive (30 min) from Aix and feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of town. There are many parking areas and some picnic tables near the hiking trails. I didn't see any toilets. My husband and I hiked the Cézanne's Refuge trail. It was a modestly steep trail, with some shaded and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Mt. St. Victoire is a lovely drive which takes only an hour or so from point of departure to return. It is easy to leave Aix, just follow the signs to Vauvenargues and continue on along the road which goes circles the entire mountain. It is a pleasure to compare the different type of terrior. The north side provides a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you know Cezanne then you know this mountain. I would have liked to have gotten a lot closer than I did. Kind of hard to feel the impact from where I was but still glad to have had the chance to imagine the maestro at his easel.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Finally...we have climbed Montagne Sainte Victoire! Victory! Of course for many it's simply a 4 - 5 hour weekend 'stroll', but for us it had become a pilgrimage. And pilgrimages shouldn't come easy, so we took a 6+ hour return climb from the Barrage de Bimont, the beautiful & impressive dam. This of course is only one of many ways... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Montagne Sainte Victoire is a beautiful place, nature all around to do great walks and get away from the city hustle and bustle. Nice little "auberge" all around if you spend the weekend.

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Additional Information about Montagne Sainte Victoire

Address: Route du Tholonet, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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