Puyloubier - Site
Puyloubier is at an altitude of 350 metres, below the blue-tinged rocks of the Sainte Victoire. It stands on an outcrop surrounded by wooded foothills, from where it got its name "Podium Luperium", or "Wolves' Hill", in the Middle Ages.
Its status as a conservation area makes it a truly restful and relaxing spot. It has the largest vineyard in the Bouches-du-Rhône, producing AOC Côtes de "Provence-Sainte-Victoire wines.
The old village has kept its character with narrow, sloping streets and fountains in its shady squares.
It is also a centre for hiking, rock-climbing and hang-gliding. The residents are known as Puyloubierens (population 1,671 in 2009). The proportion of natural areas in the village means that the population density is low (approximately 41 people per km²).
Information provided by OT Aix en Provence
Where to stay
La Bastide de Richeaume
At 18 kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of Mont Sainte-Victoire, the Bastide de Richeaume overlooking the vineyards, land and moors from its park filled with pines, oaks and cypresses, offering a superb view. Elizabeth Dumon welcomes you in her mansion’s three guestrooms and her two…
Les Grands Chênes
In an exceptional environment, in the countryside, the gite of the Great Oaks is a completely independent house on 1.2 not enclosed hectares of land. Views on the mountain Ste Victoire. On the ground floor : large 80m² living room with high ceiling, kitchen (fridge/freezer, stove with…
Things to do
Domaine des Diables
Situated at the foot of Sainte Victoire, this estate, open since 1979, has built itself a reputation through its 'MIP' or 'Made in Provence' label. A winner of the Excellence Award at the general agricultural competition every year since 2001, the wine produced here has nothing left to prove.…
The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum
The museum shows the history and development of the uniform of the French Foreign Legion from 1831 to the present day. It contains 100 models, more than 150 uniforms, ephemera, approximately 250 weapons and a wide variety of souvenirs. The museum was opened in 1990.
Domaine de Mauvan
The Domaine de Mauvan extends over about 150 hectares in the municipality of Puyloubier, alongside Route Nationale 7. On the last southern foothills of Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the Domaine is midway between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin. The Domaine currently has 26 hectares of vineyards…
Situated in Puyloubier, at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain, the estate was created in 1978 by Michel Fabre. It covers 40 hectares and has an efficient modern winery. Since 2005 his children have joined the estate after studying winegrowing, winemaking and marketing of wine, and work…
Where to eat
Le Relais de Saint Ser
Ah, the delights of the country! Stressed-out city-dwellers will adore this new auberge, tucked away in splendid surroundings at the foot of Sainte Victoire mountain. The young owners have truly breathed life back into this establishment, featuring 9 rooms and a restaurant serving deliciously…