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 du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne
La combinaison des domaines du Taulisson, de Lambruisse et de la Sinne-Puits d'Auzon, qui enjambent la montagne des Ubacs sur le repli nord de Sainte-Victoire, offre une mosaïque de paysages et de lieux mémoriels : forêt de chênes, garrigue, champs, bâtisses de charme. C'est notamment le…
Domaine de Mauvan
Le Domaine de Mauvan s'étend sur environ 150 hectares, sur la commune de Puyloubier, en bordure de la Route Nationale 7. Sur les derniers contreforts sud de la Montagne Sainte-Victoire, le Domaine se trouve à mi-chemin entre Aix-en-Provence et Saint-Maximin. Le Domaine compte actuellement 26…
Behind Sainte Victoire mountain, at an altitude of 600m, La Sinne observatory enjoys an exceptional setting, ideal for astronomy. Discover our cupola and the large Schmidt-Cassegrain 355-mm telescope as well as other instruments for visual observation. Practical astronomy for members. Monthly…
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…
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…