Walk at the foot of the most famous summit of the Chaîne de l’Etoile. The Pilon du Roy, a rock tooth set on the top of the ridge, culminates at 710 metres on the Etoile chain and offers breathtaking
views over the whole of the Pays d’Aix. Several easy and pleasant routes allow you to discover it and enjoy the sunsets seen from above.
The Sainte Victoire massif stretches between Aix-en-Provence and Pourrières, between the Var and the Bouches du Rhône. This sumptuous place is world-famous for being the favourite model of the painter Cézanne, who immortalised it on many of his canvases. Go hiking on this magnificent site labeled Grand Site de France, several paths will lead you to the top to enjoy a panoramic and unobstructed view.
Born in Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne is an impressionist painter. He discovered painting at a very young age at the Free School of Drawing. The greatness of this artist is expressed through still life and Provençal landscapes, notably the Sainte-Victoire mountain. Discover the works and the unmissable history of this emblematic figure of the ‘Pays d’Aix’ by visiting his studio or by walking in his footsteps on the paths of the Sainte-Victoire.
Vegetables gorged with the sunshine of the Alpilles, seafood freshly caught in the ‘Grand Bleue’ or AOC wines: Provence delights your taste buds. Go and meet the chefs, winegrowers and local producers. Don’t leave our beautiful region without having tasted an authentic ‘bouillabaisse’ in Marseille or calissons from Aix-en-Provence. If you are a wine lover take a tour of the area through the AOC Côtes de Provence wine estates. Olive oil is also featured in Maussane and Mouriès. Bon appétit on the roads of Provence!