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Montagne Sainte Victoire

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This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.
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All reviews aix en provence the bus great hike mt st couple of hours day hiking cezanne dam cross trail drive paint map croix route summit nature
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caught the 110 public bus from Aix En Provence (stop is just around the corner from the main bus station) a return ticket cost a couple of Euro. You can ask the bus driver to drop you pretty much anywhere. We were dropped off at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim A
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

If your young old, into hiking or just a regular walk. This is a perfect activity. With different routes that you can take, you can decide if you want to walk just for a couple of hours or go for a day hiking. The route...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenny V
Reviewed September 11, 2018

It is a wonderful place to ride and explore by mountain bike. I take guest cycling there every week and the views and scenery are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Connector798588
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Second time I’ve run up to the Croix on the Mt St Victoire parking just before Vauvenargues and taking the red/White marked Chemin to the top. A spectacular place - good enough for Picasso, Cezanne and the French Foreign Legion so obviously good enough for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank G7308TIrobertr
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is an enjoyable hike up from the dam. It'll take a couple hours up and down (unless you're the guy who ran past us going up and back down). Great views. It's a little drive outside of Aix (and make sure Google doesn't send...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 903bretc
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Beautiful hike! Be sure to ask a local before you go which trail to take though, it can be a little confusing.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Katie K
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Travelled to a small village called Puy Loubier to have dinner. Arrived early so drove around - What a spectacular mountain. Beautiful! No wonder painters come from so many countries. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Henry L
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Love it! Colors, wind, sun, lights, atmosphère, everything is perfect!!! It is like to walk into a Cezanne draw! We all are a part of it!

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Zoé L
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This is a great place that you can visit for free. It is easiest to visit by driving, but you can also take the bus and ask the driver the best place to stop. You can take a bus towards Puyloubier or a bus towards...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank J F
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Parked in the Parking Anchoise, just past Le Tholonet. Then walk up to the Croix passing the Priory en route.Beautiful views all the way up. Walk took us just under 31/2 hours there and back. Well worth the effort but it is a strenuous climb.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Benur A
August 12, 2017|
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Response from Pete11560 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible to go by bike from Aix, we have used our road bikes before. Follow the D17 through Le Tholonet. Not sure how far you can go up the mountain though with MTBs
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Virginie911
April 22, 2017|
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Response from johntC1663LQ | Reviewed this property |
13 bus to le tholonet. Walk up to the cezanne windmill turn left and take the trail. Wonderful; did it last week!
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David R
February 10, 2017|
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Response from simonhG7167ZE | Reviewed this property |
Hi We stayed at the Mercure hotel in Ste Victoire. Hotel was fine but we ate in Aix: the hotel restaurant is very expensive for what it is and there are no other cafes or restaurants in Ste Victoire.
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wannagoeverywheree
itinerary advice! (1 Replies)
I'm driving from Paris to provence on august 19th and will be heading to cinque terre on the 23rd. 19th- I was hoping to get in on the 19th (possibly making aix en provence my homebase) and enjoy a relaxing dinner at a cafe or even a sunset picnic. 20th- Going to the calanques and hiking/kayaking/swimming for the day. 21st- hiking Montagne Sainte Victoire -is this somewhere you would spend the whole day? 22nd- driving to the gorges verdon and kayaking before heading to cinque...More
June 27, 2013|
Response fromLouGarri|
With transit time etc, I don't think we are in the too little category... From what I can tell you are more oriented towards outdoor activities, so there you are hitting the major ones. Sainte Victoire if I recall takes some time so even if you start early morning, you may not be back down until early afternoon. I'm sure you can find hike times on the web. Then you can finish the day in Aix en Provence. Cassis and the calanques you are set for the day. You are probably aware that in case...More
wannagoeverywheree
itinerary (0 Replies)
I'm driving from Paris to provence on august 19th and will be heading to cinque terre on the 23rd. 19th- I was hoping to get in on the 19th (possibly making aix en provence my homebase) and enjoy a relaxing dinner at a cafe or even a sunset picnic. 20th- Going to the calanques and hiking/kayaking/swimming for the day. 21st- hiking Montagne Sainte Victoire -is this somewhere you would spend the whole day? 22nd- driving to the gorges verdon and kayaking before heading to cinque...More
June 27, 2013|
wannagoeverywheree
3 day itinerary (2 Replies)
I'm driving from Paris to provence on august 19th and will be heading to cinque terre on the 23rd. 19th- I was hoping to get in on the 19th (possibly making aix en provence my homebase) and enjoy a relaxing dinner at a cafe or even a sunset picnic. 20th- Going to the calanques and hiking/kayaking/swimming for the day. 21st- hiking Montagne Sainte Victoire -is this somewhere you would spend the whole day? 22nd- driving to the gorges verdon and kayaking before heading to cinque terre....More
June 27, 2013|
Response fromSuzanne D|
It's not too much, and i think it's doable, but your last day might be a bit busy. You are planning on hiking, then kayaking and driving almost 5 hours after being in the hot sun after a few hours.