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Address: Route du Tholonet, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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+33 4 42 29 05 37
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.

This majestic mountain was the subject of several Paul Cézanne paintings.

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What a view!

A very long yet enjoyable walk for any hiking enthusiast! Main part of the walk is a bit tough so you won't necessarily bring children with you. However do bring great shoes!

Reviewed November 16, 2016
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

A very long yet enjoyable walk for any hiking enthusiast! Main part of the walk is a bit tough so you won't necessarily bring children with you. However do bring great shoes!

Thank romanleblanc
Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

What a place! You can walk up from the very bottom or there are car parks placed at various places on the way up. There are beautiful walks of differing difficulties so whether you're a granny, a family with small children or fairly fit it will suit all. Bring a picnic, loads of places to sit and relax with great... More 

Thank dustfree
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

One can drive all the way around the mountain. Beautiful hilly countryside. This is what the Luberon should look like. The drive is not listed in the guidebooks, but can be found on-line. The French like to drive clockwise, so we did as well. Stopped in Vauvenargues, a hillside village behind the mountain, for a pleasant lunch and the best... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Look out for the donkey farm. this is one of the least crowded attractions in Provence. The rock formations are very interesting and the air is great.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This mountain will be very familiar to art-lovers, as the great painter Cezanne featured it in dozens of his works. Worth climbing if you have time. If not, just enjoy looking at it, particularly from the south.

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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

We began at the trailhead that is at Barrage de Bimont. From the parking area, walk over the dam and follow the blue trail markers. It took us about 2 hours 15 minutes to the top. The view of the lake is lovely and the views from the top are fantastic. It is quite steep and rocky in places. The... More 

Thank Janice S
Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Put your car at Bimont Dam, and after two great walk on Emoucha Path, you will accede to one of the best point of view OF THE WORLD of course

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

This was a very nice area to have a hike. we did not have enough time to finish the trail to the top however, maybe we will return some day.

Thank Erin N
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

I was married just a few kilometres from this mountain. Full view from the restaurant terrace. Hiked it many times. Just take your bottle of local wine, two glasses, some local cheese, etc. And just spend the day enjoying nature, the sun and your partner. Easy walk. Great for photography.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

The hike wasn't terrible for someone who hadn't been doing any hiking in the last few months. The views going up were great, but nothing beats the view from on top and seeing just how far up you've come. Bring some good footwear and plenty of water, but this hike is a fun one.

Thank Connor C

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