The Saint Victoire mountain

The Saint Victoire mountain can be seen from many miles and wherever from we arrive. It imposes to the visitor its compact mass, appearing from the countryside of Aix-en-Provence like a lost ship. The northern slope is covered by wood and scrubland until the summit while the Southern one raises a mineral barrier on the Arc river valley and extends vineyards and olives groves. The wines produced are among the best rosés of Provence thanks to PDO “Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire”. There also is an excellent quality olive oil. This massif inspires painters since centuries, but it is Paul Cézanne, native from Aix-en-Provence, who gave the mountain access to  the greatest museums in the world. The “Sainte Victoire” mountain is classified as “Grand site de France” (Great French Site) since year 2000, and whether it is for sports, cultural or gastronomic reasons, you will be pleased by that mountain.