This historic sight looms over Provence and begs to be climbed! Don't avoid climbing the mountain if you have the time and desire. Best way to get to Victoire is to take Aix en bus #140 out of Aix to Barrage de Bimont. Take the walk up the hill, about 20 minutes to the dam. Cross the dam and the pathway to the top starts about 100 meters after you cross the dam, on your left.
Follow the blue markings on the stones and in time (maybe 3 hiurs or less) you will reach the top. There are many steep ascents and these take some time and sure footage to climb. Wear your hiking boots.
The walk back is done with less effort. Reverse your path to the road, D 10, and ride the 140 back into town.
A great way to spend a sunny day.