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Mont Sainte Victoire, Aix-en-Provence

The mountain captured in many of Paul Cezanne's paintings

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This pyramidal peak features in over 60 of Paul Cezannes paintings. The light and the colours are a dream for artists, and non-artists can also enjoy the scenery via the lattice of walking trails that cross the mountain slopes.

Picasso is burried on the northern slopes of the mountain, in the grounds of Chateau de Vauvenargues. This privately owned castle is closed to the public.

This area is very popular with walkers, hikers, bikers and climbers. You will encounter many small paths and caves on your explorations of the area. Plus several small chapels hidden in the rocky hillside.