Aix en Provence Tourist Office
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4H HIKING : CEZANNE TO BIBEMUS : From Le Tholonet to the Bibemus quarries

  • MARCHE en conscience, du Tholonet à la Sainte-Victoire

Mask required

Visit Bibemus quarry and hike in a regional park. Starting at Tholonet village, the walk starts inside the Regional Parc Roques Hautes until Bibémus plateau: a stunning contrast:  red-ochre mud and stones, dark green pine forest and light blue sky. Get to know the vegetation of Provence called "garrigue", through the eyes of the painter. "Feel its geological power and its rocky vitality" as Cezanne liked to say. 
Once on the plateau, come and see Cézanne's provencal old stone house in the middle of Bibémus quarry and examine some of his paintings as replicas. Walk back along the natural balconies with a panoramic view of Sainte-Victoire mountain range. In this painter's palette, where time has brilliantly shaped this breathtaking landscape. 

Hike average level. Climbs & descents :+/- 200m

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION : 

  • Language : English & French
  • Entrance of the Bibemus quarries included.
  • Needed : walking shoes, picnic and water.
  • Depart from the castle of Le Tholonet (3099 Route Cezanne)
  • Duration 4h

RATES :

  • Adult : 30€
  • Child 7 to 15s : 19€
  • Family (2 adults + 2 childs 7to 15s) : 80€
  • Free for child under 7s

 

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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52286
Longitude : 5.50896