Savouring the pleasures of Sainte-Victoire Mountain

Wine and gastronomy - Tourism & Handicap

Just a stone's throw from Aix-en-Provence, discover Sainte-Victoire mountain and the surrounding area with this gourmet tour bursting with flavour, giving pride of place to local food and wines and topped with stunning mountain scenery and pine woods. Incidentally, six centuries ago, the Good King René – an emblematic figure in Provence's history – declared that he would "drink no other wine than the rosé of Puyloubier". Come along and taste our delicious wines for yourself with MyProvence!

Day 1 - Aix-en-Provence "Provence par Excellence": Tour of Aix's historic quarter

Au départ de l'Office de Tourisme 300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi BP 40106 13090 Aix-en-Provence

This fabulous tour begins with Aix-en-Provence's colourful, history-packed old town. This ancient quarter is mainly pedestrian, so walking from lane to lane is a true delight, with heritage sights around every corner, in particular various mansion houses built in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The Saint Sauveur quarter will enchant history and architecture fans with its cathedral, cloister and clock tower. Last but not least, Aix is home to a multitude of boutiques, bars and restaurants for every taste.

Accessibility: The Tourist Office offers a good choice of sightseeing aids, including booklets, plans and a video tour in French sign language. You can also book a guided tour with a qualified guide for maximum 10 people and their accompanying visitors. To prepare your stay, we invite you to check out the "Tourisme & Handicap" section of the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office website for details on specific services. Please note that all of the towns car parks offer disabled parking spaces. We recommend doing this itinerary (around 1 hour according to your pace) in the afternoon for added comfort and to avoid disturbances by the market or delivery trucks.

Day 1 - Aix-en-Provence "Provence par Excellence": Musée Granet

Place Saint Jean de Malte 13100 Aix-en-Provence

After lunch, it's time for a spot of culture at Musée Granet! This 4,000 m² museum features over 12,000 works from the Renaissance period to modern day, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso, Giacometti and, of course, local-born artist Cézanne.

Accessibility: Fully accessible to the disabled, the museum offers special guided tours for hearing-impaired visitors (please book in advance), as well as telecoil audio tour headsets and audio guide hire in several languages (English, French, German Italian, Spanish and Japanese). The museum also hosts regular narrated tours for visually-impaired visitors. The nearest paying car park (Carnot) offers disabled parking spaces. The museum can be accessed from Rue Roux Alphéran.

Day 1 - Aix-en-Provence "Gourmet Temptations": Musée du Calisson & Confiserie du Roy René

5380 Route D'Avignon 13089 Aix-en-Provence

While you're visiting Aix-en-Provence, you simply must visit the "Confiserie du Roy René", the town's most famous Calisson candy maker! This ancient local speciality is made with Provencal melon, candied orange zests and finely-ground almonds, topped with royal icing and place on a bed of rice paper... The confectionery is also home to a museum with a fun, gourmet itinerary retracing the story of the Calisson and presenting the expertise of the local artisans. The day ends in style with a hands-on Calisson candy workshop, where you'll learn how to make this succulent little delicacy. And of course, you'll be able to sample your work too!

Accessibility: Accessible to all. Adapted tours for groups (please book ahead). Accessible toilets with visual alarm (right-hand transfer for women and left-hand transfer for men).

Day 1 - Aix-en-Provence: night at the Hotel Ibis Aix-en-Provence

Chemin Des Infirmeries 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Situated just outside the town centre and 20 km from the TGV railway station, the Hôtel Ibis welcomes you in green surroundings, topped with a warm atmosphere. You can enjoy the heated outdoor pool in peak season, together with a pleasant shaded terrace and garden.

Accessibility: The hotel offers 4 rooms ideally adapted to disabled guests, including an amplified telephone (on request) and visual alarm. Each room is connected to a second room for accompanying guests, also fitted with an alarm.

Day 2 - Sainte-Victoire "Let's Hike": Picnic at Château Gassier

13090 Aix-en-Provence

Château Gassier is widely-acclaimed for both the quality of its wines and its gorgeous setting. Tucked away at the foot of Sainte-Victoire mountain, the vineyard stretches from the Mediterranean shores to the hinterland of Nice. The vineyard team offers friendly tours, lunch hampers you can savour in the vines, an open-air cinema, yoga lessons in the vines and a wine walk. The ideal place for relaxing with a picnic while gazing at Provence's most famous mountain, before making the most of the many other activities on offer at the Château!

Accessibility: Access from the adapted car park to the reception, shop and tasting area via a ramp. The layout and amenities are decorated using contrasted colours. The vineyard offers written, audio and illustrated tour guides, or you can opt for a tour with audio description. Reserved parking spaces.

Day 2 - Puyloubier "Tasting Time in Puyloubier": Château Gassier and its panoramic views over the Wine Walk

Chemin De la Colle 13114 Puyloubier

After a picnic in the vines, you will head to the Château Gassier wine shop for a cellar tour and tasting of the gastronomic rosé wines that have hoisted this remarkable estate to fame. Committed to sustainable development, the vineyard strives to reduce its footprint on this exceptional terroir to the minimum and is certified with the organic wine growing label.

Accessibility: Access from the adapted car park to the reception, shop and tasting area via a ramp. The layout and amenities are decorated using contrasted colours. The vineyard offers written, audio and illustrated tour guides, or you can opt for a tour with audio description. Reserved parking spaces.

Day 2 – Sainte-Victoire: Vignerons du Mont de Sainte Victoire wine cooperative

63 Avenue D'Aix 13114 Puyloubier

Founded in 1924, this wine cooperative spans over 700 hectares and brings together 80 vineyards. Benefiting from an oustanding terroir and surface area, it has now set up a wine walk combining cellar and heritage tours and comprising two itineraries (5 km and 13 km). Picturesque landscapes and delicious wine tasting are on the menu of this delightful site, firmly committed to environmental protection and the preservation of the local soil.

Accessibility: The building is fully-accessible and the wine walk is officially qualified to welcome visitors with auditory and mental handicaps. Access is easy and the cooperative offers an adapted tasting counter, plus accessible toilets with right-hand transfer. Reserved parking spaces are located just next to the entrance.

  • Theme

    Wine and gastronomy, Tourism & Handicap

  • Duration

    Weekend

  • Transport means

    Personal vehicle

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