Despite its proximity to Aix-en-Provence, Le Tholonet is surrounded by forests, farmlands, and vineyards. Numerous hiking trails and mountain biking paths allow you to explore the landscapes of Provence. You can reach Lake Zola, Lake Bimont, or even climb the Sainte-Victoire mountain, which rises to over 1000 meters in altitude. Montagne Sainte-Victoire is renowned for its climbing routes and its paragliding launch site.
Le Tholonet also boasts an interesting historical heritage. The Tholonet castle, which houses the Society of the Canal de Provence, was built in the 18th century, and you can admire its beautiful facade and shaded park. You can also visit the Church of Sainte-Croix, rebuilt in 1780 in a classical architectural style, discover the remains of a Roman aqueduct, or visit the Zola Dam, built in the mid-19th century. Additionally, you can explore the Cézanne Mill, which hosts painting and sculpture exhibitions.
If you want to savor Provencal cuisine, Le Tholonet is renowned for its wines. You can also discover local markets featuring olive oils, honey, sweets, fruits, and vegetables of Provence, as well as fresh Mediterranean seafood. A market takes place in Le Tholonet every Saturday morning.
If you plan to stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône department and are looking for accommodation during your vacation in Le Tholonet, discover quality lodgings and organize your trip by contacting the Le Tholonet Tourist Office.