Tourism and activities at the Hotel Sainte-Victoire
Close to the hiking trails of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the 4-star Hotel Sainte-Victoire is the ideal place in which to unwind and the ideal starting point from which to explore Provence.
Cézanne is undoubtedly the most iconic of the region’s painters. Born in Aix-en-Provence, he painted a series of canvases inspired by the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, its shape and colours. As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism and Cubism, he is considered to be the “father of modern art” and had a great impact on Pablo Picasso.
Vauvenargues is home to the château which belonged to Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Bought by the painter towards the end of his life (1958), Provence was the inspiration for several paintings he created while living there. The painter is buried on the property. Unfortunately, the château is a private property and can’t be visited.
The Bimont Dam in Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, close to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire and Aix-en-Provence, is an impressive architectural structure. At 87 metres high, it retains more than 14 million cubic metres of water. The dam can be reached by road and on foot from a nearby car park, which is also close to hiking trails, one of which (the blue Imoucha trail) leads to the summit of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire.