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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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Great view and nice hike

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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