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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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Allentown, PA USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Springfield, MO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Didn't actually hike Mt. St. Victoire, but in Cezanne's footsteps from where he painted his favorite mountain. Perfect weather made for a great hiking experience with a very good guide to make it educational as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing area with lovely gardens and trails. The views are wonderful. Give yourself at least four hours

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

La montage Sainte Victoire near Aix en Provence is a most famous and very beautiful hill, about 1 000 m high, that inspired many famous painters, in particular Paul Cézanne. Climbing to the top is possible from Vauvenargues in the North, Barrage de Bimont in the West, both shallow climbing, or by the South side, a bit steeper but most... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you spend any time in Provence make sure you put a day aside to do this. Can be a tough walk depending on your starting point but our 6 year old boy made it with some encouragement without being carried. View from the top is priceless. Take a picnic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are not fluent in French...you will have problems...waiters do not speak English, Menu only in French, if you like to sit at a café and sip beer or coffee for days this is the place for you

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