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Montagne Sainte Victoire

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Address: Route du Tholonet, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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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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Great hike right outside Aix

We decided to visit this on one of our last days in Aix. We took a bus to one of the stops then did a short hike which led us to a tiny village where we took a bus back to Aix... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dyer, Indiana
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this on one of our last days in Aix. We took a bus to one of the stops then did a short hike which led us to a tiny village where we took a bus back to Aix. Dress appropriately when going the wind REALLY picks up after the bus drops you... trail markers are marked... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a lovely hike with many beautiful vistas. The best part is you are in a forest but still within minutes of central Aix en Provence. Nature abounds! There are many trails blazers take your time and enjoy!

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Marseilles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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!

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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.

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