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Around Aix-en-Provence

Paysage aix en provenceSainte Victoire Mountain
A symbol of Provence and Cézanne’s muse, the Sainte Victoire reaches an altitude of 1,011 m and from its cross boasts an exceptional panorama of the Aix region.

A site with numerous walks where you will rub shoulders with olive trees, lavendar fields, and diverse wildlife.

Chateau la Coste crédit CPA (2)Château La Coste Vineyard
This estate, situated in Puy-Sainte-Réparade, is only a few kilometers from Aix-en-Provence and extends over 125 hectares. Standing in the middle of the estate is a lovely Venetian country house in shades of pink. A certified “Organic Farmer”, the Château La Coste strives to preserve the land, and blending takes place in a state-of-the-art vat room designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

With its rich heritage, idlyic landscapes, and location on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille is well worth a stop. Don’t miss a visit to the old port, the Panier quarter, the Mucem, and the Vallon des Auffes port. Embark a shuttle boat to the Frioul Islands, where you will be able to discover the Château d’If, the Count of Monte Cristo, and gorgeous rocky coves.


Nestled at the foot of the impressive “Cap Canaille” cliff, Cassis will entice you with its pictoresque port and restaurant-lined quays serving delicious fresh fish. Cassis is also famous for its majestic coves with crystal-clear water and maritime pine trees.


Thirty-five kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, Lourmarin is a village nestled in vineyards, olive trees, and almond trees.
Its archetypal Mediterranean architecture consists of narrow, winding streets, very small squares, and beautiful old houses.
Lourmarin has a rich heritage, including a 15th and 16th century castle with unusual staircases and magnificent furnished apartments—open to visitors all year long. Today, the castle is also used for cultural meetings, concerts, conferences, and exhibitions. Don’t miss the temple, the belfry, the church, and the four fountains—each one of them has a very unique history.

shutterstock_122606380Les Baux de Provence
This stunning forteress in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range has an exceptional view. Restored with patience, its historic and architectural heritage includes 22  listed “Historic Monuments”. The citadel allows the visitor to discover vestiges of the past: ruins of a medieval castle, exhibitions of siege machines, the Tour Sarrasine…

Don’t miss out on the Carrières de Lumières, an image cathedral 14 m high that projects multimedia shows. It is a true audiovisual extravaganza.