A favourite place for nature activities, the Sainte-Victoire mountain offers a wide range of leisure and sports activities on its slopes: mountain biking, paragliding, climbing… On your own or with an instructor, try one of these different activities in this ideal setting.
Hiking enthusiasts will be able to explore the area with their family thanks to the 250 kilometers of trails that criss-cross the Sainte-Victoire. You will be able to begin your hike from the town of Le Tholonet, Vauvenargues, Puyloubier or Saint Antonin sur Bayon.
Among the most famous hikes, the Bimont dam is a reference. You will be able to appreciate the 180 meters long and 87 meters high structure and the view on the Sainte-Victoire. The sportspersons can take the path that climbs to the top of the “Sainte”. You can also appreciate the charm of the hinterland and the view of the Aix mountains during a hike to Lake Zola. This dam allowed the creation of a turquoise lake with the Sainte-Victoire in the background.
At the departmental domain of Roques Hautes, settle down for a picnic under the pine trees while the children can enjoy flying their kite.
The Sainte-Victoire massif was a real muse to the painter Cézanne who painted more than 80 canvases representing the mountain. As you stroll around, you will discover the landscapes that were a source of inspiration for the artist’s works. He particularly used to go to the village of Pourrières, near Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, which opens to the north on the Sainte-Victoire massif and to the south on fields of vines.