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“mountain landscape” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Montagne Sainte Victoire

Montagne Sainte Victoire
Route du Tholonet, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Owner description: This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
London, United Kingdom
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“mountain landscape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Picasso lived in nearby chateau and Cezanne painted it. Lovely view from simple restaurant in Vauvenargues which you can visit by local bus costing one euro!

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Visited the hiking paths of Sainte Victoire just outside Aix 10 minutes. There's a beautiful lake, hiking paths and pic nic areas. Or you can jog, read a book, ride your bike, etc. very picturesque and lovely!

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“Cezanne trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great views and a must in the area. If you like Cezanne you will know this mountain. Seen at different angles it is iconic

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“a tough walk - but the view is worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A perfect spring morning. Exactly what we wanted to climb to the top of Mt St Victoire. Equipped with solid boots, a pack with water, lunch and camera, we set off.

This is no stroll. It is a serious, though non-technical, walk, with rough tracks and plenty of knee stretching rocks to scrabble over. Walking poles made it much easier, especially on the descent. Take your time, savour the views as the vista unfolds, the valley, dam, hills, the sea at Marseille, the cliff of Cape Caneille and as the air cleared, we could see the snow on the alps.

The picnic at the top, below the Croix, sheltered form the wind, just watching the world sail by made it all worth while.

Visited April 2013
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“A must for Cezanne lover”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nice road in the mountain, pine trees, quiet atmosphere (compared to bustly Aix en Provence). Shame is that we couldnt really find a restaurant up to our expectation (not gastro but good value for money)

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