Grand Site Sainte Victoire

"In 2000, the French Ministry of the Environment officially declared the ""Grand Site Sainte-Victoire"" to be a protected site of outstanding natural, cultural and ecological importance. Sainte-Victoire is an exceptional Heritage site, with areas of archaeological, prehistoric and architectural interest, an outstanding landscape immortalised by the painter Cezanne, and a rich biodiversity. Naturalists have identified 100 species of animals and 100 of plants. It is also the adventure playground for the city of Marseilles. You'll need more than one visit to appreciate it. Begin by dropping in to the Maison Sainte-Victoire to get all the information.

Surrounding cities :
Le Tholonet, Jouques, Vauvenargues, Aix en Provence, Puyloubier, Meyrargues, Venelles, Beaurecueil, Saint Marc Jaumegarde, Rousset, Saint Antonin sur Bayon, Peyrolles en Provence, Saint Paul lez Durance, Châteauneuf le Rouge

Conditions of access

In summer, the countryside is more at risk from fire. So, to protect walkers and beauty spots, access to forested areas is regulated depending on weather conditions from 1st June to 30th September. You may “feel like a walk” but phone 0811 20 13 13 before you set out. Every day, you can fi nd out whether the place in which you want to walk is accessible all day, open in the mor ning only or completely closed. The information on the voice server is available in French and English.

Download the GPS coordinates

See conditions for access

Ideas for outings when the site is not available

Parks and Gardens

Topos-rando (Suggestions for ramblers)


  1. 1
    Accomodation > Campsites

    Sainte Victoire

  2. 2
    Restaurants > Gourmet cuisine

    La table de Beaurecueil

  3. 3
    Accomodation > Hotels

    Le Mas de la Bertrande

  4. 4
    Accomodation > B&B

    Pavillon de Beauregard