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
Mas Des Adrets
Detached house in the countryside at the end of a dirt track on foot of the Sainte Victoire Mountain (north face). On an unenclosed 1 ha property, ideal for lovers of nature out door activities. Upper ground floor: kitchen with fireplace opened on the covered terrace with stone barbecue (wood…
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…
Things to do
Domaine de Saint Ser
Located on the side of Sainte-Victoire mountain, at 400 metres in altitude, the Domaine de Saint Ser enjoys an exceptional location. A grape garden (19 varieties) and an olive garden (13 varieties) are a wonderful way to appreciate the rich resources of Provence. Every year, the Domaine…
Domaine le Loup Bleu
Located between the Sainte Victoire Mountain to the north and the Aurelian Mountains to the south, in an unspoiled nature, the Loup Bleu domain in Pyuloubier draws its name from the Podium Luperium Mountain, "la colline des loups" (the hill of wolves) and from this magic moment suspended at the…
Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire
In the foothills of the Sainte-Victoire, among pine trees and olive groves ... Around six hundred years ago, Rene Roy, the emblematic figure of the Provencal history, said he would drink no other wine but the Puyloubier rosé. A favor certainly related to the quality terroir of which today's…
Domaine Sainte Lucie - Domaine des Diables
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…