Tourism in Saint‑Maximin‑la‑Sainte‑Baume

A popular tourist destination in the Var, the town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume attracts many tourists. Located in Provence, the town has charm with its historic city center, monuments, shopping streets …

Would you like to dine in a restaurant? Looking for stores where you can find the ingredients to concoct a delicious meal with local products? Would you like to treat yourself to a treatment at a beautician’s? Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume offers you all the services you need to spend your stay with your family, your partner or your friends.

In this city of the Var, nature is always there. Rent a bike, put on your best walking shoes and explore the sunny roads, paths and trails of Provence. According to your desires, you can also try your hand at many other activities in the Var: ultralight flying, horse riding, climbing, tree climbing, via ferrata…

In Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, as everywhere in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the local gastronomic tradition is a tourist attraction. The local markets organized in the Var are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a friendly atmosphere, while discovering local products.

Would you like to make your vacation a cultural one? You will be able to admire the historical monuments of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, the Baptistery of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, the Royal Convent, the Roman Bridge…), and you will explore the surrounding area to visit villages of character, castles in ruins or in perfect condition, chapels and churches, museums of Provence. You can prepare your stay by contacting the Tourist Office of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume .

In the countryside or in town, quality accommodation welcomes you in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume or nearby. You wish to stay in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume? In order to help you prepare your stay, we suggest a selection of accommodations.

The Sainte-Baume Massif

Between the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Sainte-Baume massif rises to more than 1148 meters. The massif is a great playground for outdoor leisure activities: hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, paragliding, climbing… The fauna and flora are remarkable, with a relic forest made up of beech trees. The pagan then Christian spirituality is part of the history of the Sainte-Baume. The patrimony bears witness to this. Mary Magdalene, a biblical character, is said to have spent the last years of her life meditating and praying in a cave near the summit, transformed into a church and sanctuary. To the north of the massif, the town of Saint-Maximin is dominated by a basilica which is incredible in many ways. During your walks in the park, you will sometimes come across partially buried cylindrical constructions. These coolers produced the ice loaves for the wealthy inhabitants of Aix-en-Provence, Toulon or Marseille.

Museums in the Var department

Numerous museums welcome you all year round throughout the Var. for example, you will be able to discover the House of the medieval road of the Val, the museum of the Louis Cauvin necropolis in Grimaud, the Jean Aicard / Paulin-Bertrand museum in La Garde…

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