Domaine du Puits d'Auzon - La Sinne

Vauvenargues - Forest

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 cas de la ferme de la Sinne, où sont installés les astronomes aixois, et de celle de Puits d'Auzon, autrefois occupée par les Templiers puis par les chevaliers de Saint-Sépulcre. Elle servit à l'accueil des malades, des pèlerins et autres voyageurs. Autour de Puits d'Auzon et de la Sinne ont été révélés les vestiges d'un oppidum, d'un castrum médiéval et de structures agraires plus récentes. Aujourd'hui ces espaces sont parcourus par deux troupeaux ovins qui participent à l'entretien du milieu. Au nord, la ferme de Lambruisse devrait à terme être destinée à des visites pédagogiques et sportives. Sur le Taulisson, de l'autre côté de la montagne des Ubacs, d'anciennes charbonnières ont été dégagées de la végétation qui les dérobait à la vue du promeneur. Des fouilles archéologiques sur le promontoire de La Citadelle, révèlent aussi des traces d'habitat et de rites datant du néolithique.

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Nearby

  1. Les Sarments

    Food guide restaurant

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  2. Le Cézanne

    Campsite

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  3. La Bastide de Richeaume

    B&B

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  4. Syndicat d'Initiative de Puyloubier

    Tourist office

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Where to stay

La Bastide de Richeaume
B&B

La Bastide de Richeaume

Puyloubier

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…

Le Cézanne
Campsite

Le Cézanne

Puyloubier

In the heart of Provence, among the vineyards and the olive trees, come and see the charm of the region. In a peace and quiet environment, 25 km from Aix-en-provence, just near St Victoire Mountain, you will follow Paul Cézanne famous painter's steps.

Les Grands Chênes
Holiday rental

Les Grands Chênes

Vauvenargues

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…

Lou Ribas
B&B

Lou Ribas

Puyloubier

Les propriétaires vous accueillent dans une chambre d'hôtes au pied de la Ste Victoire, dans le village de Puyloubier.

Things to do

Domaine de Saint Ser
Wines

Domaine de Saint Ser

Puyloubier

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 Sainte-Lucie
Wines

Domaine Sainte-Lucie

Puyloubier

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…

Domaine le Loup Bleu
Wines

Domaine le Loup Bleu

Puyloubier

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…

Salle des vertus
Cultural place

Salle des vertus

Puyloubier

Show venue in Le Puyloubier that was expanded and restored in 2010. Open-air shows staged in the presbytery garden. Open-air theatre seats 350.

Grain d'olive
Craftsman

Grain d'olive

Puyloubier

Olive tree wood work shop. Michel shapes olive tree wood to make salad bowls, coffee tables, sculptures from the root and contemporary works. He will tell you about his trade and will make you share his passion and technic for this art.

Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire
Wines

Les vignerons du Mont Sainte Victoire

Puyloubier

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…

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum
Cultural place

The uniform of the French Foreign Legion museum

Puyloubier

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.

Vauvenargues Observatory
Family recreation

Vauvenargues Observatory

Vauvenargues

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 Capitaine Danjou - Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère
Wines

Domaine Capitaine Danjou - Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère

Puyloubier

The Capitaine Danjou estate grows its own grapes and has them vinified at the cooperative.

Where to eat

Le Relais de Saint Ser
Table 13

Le Relais de Saint Ser

Puyloubier

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…

Les Sarments
Food guide restaurant

Les Sarments

Puyloubier

At the foot of Sainte-Victoire in the picturesque setting of Puyloubier village, the restaurant serves creative, innovative and individual cuisine blending flavours from around the world.

Inspirations

The pizza

The pizza

When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!

Villages of Provence

Villages of Provence

Lifestyle

Villages the world over envy us!

The 'OM'

The 'OM'

Lifestyle

The 'OM' is more than just a symbol, it's a way of life!

The Sea Urchin

The Sea Urchin

Terroir

According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"