During your discovery of Sainte-Victoire, enjoy its religious heritage. Indeed, the history of the site is marked by major events and emblematic characters. By walking along the Sainte-Victoire trails, you can learn more about the natural environment as well as the historical monuments of the massif.
The Sainte-Victoire Priory, built in the XVIIth century, is located on the site of a former hermitage dating back to the Vth century. The priory has a chapel and a convent which today serves as a mountain refuge. It is located almost at the top of the Sainte-Victoire and offers a unique panorama.
You can also visit the Saint Ser Hermitage, a chapel rebuilt after several destructions. It reminds us of the hermit Servus who lived in a cave in the Vth century and who was executed.
Your hike will certainly lead you to the Croix de Provence (Provence Cross), perched at the tip of the massif. At the Pic des Mouches, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the rolling plains of the Pays d’Aix, and sometimes, when the weather is good, you will even be able to see the sea, the Mont Ventoux and the Alps in the distance.
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