Concors – Vauvenargues, Taulisson round trip
Hike - Toute l'année
This 4-hour sporty foray into the heart of the wooded hills and valleys adjacent to Sainte-Victoire mountain takes adventurers into virtually uncharted, isolated landscapes. Here, just behind the towns and villages of Provence, lies a land of fields and forests otherwise known as the Massif du Concors. Set to the north of Sainte-Victoire mountain, this hill chain is now almost void of human presence, and kermes oaks, pines, rose bushes, cistus and euphorbias are your only companions – or nearly! Man has nevertheless left his mark here, as witnessed by the superb Château du Grand Sambuc, rising up from the forest. Or better still, the quaint Sainte-Consorce chapel, isolated in the hillsides and the last stop-off before the ascension to the summit of the Massif du Concors, offering breathtaking views over the plain of Venelles, the Trévaresse mountain chain and, in fine weather, the Alpilles mountain chain and Etang de Berre lake. The Concors chain is a confidential address, familiar only to those in the know... What better way to escape from the madding crowds than this little lost paradise nestling in deepest Provence?
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Enjoy shopping, art and gastronomy with a break right in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Aix-en-Provence, a small, legendary town in the South of France that has inspired painters from all over the world, is still welcoming upmarket boutiques, which never fail to catch tourists’ attention. Here is our itinerary for visiting some of Aix’s most luxurious addresses.
Aubagne, in Pagnol country
Pottery and santons aside, Aubagne is also the birth place of French author and film director Marcel Pagnol. Get better acquainted with the cinematic legend by following the Marcel Pagnol 'from Aubagne to La Treille' guided tour or the 'Childhood memories' walking tour. You can also visit the house on Cours Barthélémy where Pagnol was born. And last but not least, the Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol has recreated cult scenes from his films and novels, from the iconic card game in 'César et Panisse' to the beautiful 'Manon des Sources'.