A selection of Marie-Christine’s favourite walks – to discover on your own or with Catherine (Click here)
Exploring the town of Aix
Start off in the Mazarin area with its numerous 17th and 18th century private mansions and then go up the famous Cours Mirabeau with its many fountains until you arrive at the Cathedral St Sauveur which stands on the site of the ancient Roman town, and complete the tour by going through the old town followed by the more recently built areas.
The St Victoire Mountain
One of the highest points in Provence to which Paul Cézanne dedicated over sixty of his works. Take the road to The Tholonet, otherwise called the “route de Cezanne” and trace the various points from which the artist drew his inspiration in order to paint his favourite mountain.
Cassis and the Calanques
A small, enticing, typically Mediterranean fishing port surrounded by white limestone cliffs which have formed deeply set creeks where the water’s translucent turquoise hue outdoes that of the southern seas. A world-class slight of exceptional quality to be discovered by boat or on foot...
The hill-top villages of the Luberon
An unforgettable circuit through the regional park of the Luberon hills, discovering the most beautiful hill-top villages of France together with their fortifications and castles: Lourmarin, Ansouis, Cucuron, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppède-le-Vieux.
The Lavander trails
Five existing circuits departing from Aix leading you through fields of lavender: La Drôme Provençale, le Pays de Sault Mont-Ventoux, le Plateau de Valensole, le Pays de Buëch, le Pays de Forcalquier and La Montagne de Lure.
The Verdon Gorges
One of the most spectacular landscapes in France. The river, a sombre green, forges its way through the base of a deep gorge formed between steep vertiginous cliffs which sometimes reach 700m in height.
In the Rhone Delta. 140,000 hectares of marsh land, grazing, sand dunes and salt fields make up the Regional Park of the Camargue with its exceptional flora & fauna.