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Puyloubier

 
The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Pop.: 1.900 h.

20 km East of Aix en Provence by the N7 or A8 (exit Trets-Fuveau)
or on the D17 which follows the Sainte Victoire Mountain.
Puyloubier church


Perched on an an outcrop at an altitude of 400 meters Puyloubier is pleasantly located at the foot of the green pastures leading up top the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Surrounded by vast woods and rocky landscapes, Puyloubier offers a variety of fantastic wild and preserved landscapes.


Puyloubier square

Puyloubier is one of the points on the Cézanne trail which starts at Aix and which via the communes in the Aix area visits the places where Cézanne lived and worked. Puyloubier is without doubt one of the places which inspired the artist enormously.


Puyloubier street
Here you'll be surrounded by the blue and grey rocky landscapes of the Saint Victoire which Cézanne was so gifted at capturing on canvas.

A number of chapels and shrines are available to visit in Puyloubier and are a good excuse to go off walking in the surrounding area. Towards Pourrières, you can visit the Institution des Invalides de la Légion Etrangère which was opened in 1954 in the "Général's" château which seems to be a uniform Museum, as well as ceramic, binding and wrought iron work workshops!



What to see:

St Ser Chapel XI° century.
Saint Pons Parish Church.
St Pancrace and St Roch Chapel.
Institution des Invalides de la Légion Etrangère
(Uniform Museum , bookbinding and wrought iron workshops...).



Leisure activities:

Walking, Mountain Biking.
Tennis. Football and basketball court.
Climbing routes, archery.
Para gliding landing area at Saint Ser.
Saint Pancrace pilgrimage in May.
Wine festival in May.
Village fete first Sunday in September.
Summer events : Local artists' exhibition each weekend in the oil mill.
Sainte-Victoire Salon : 3 weeks in September.
(contemporary art, homage to provencal artists)



Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

Rousset (6km), Pourrières (6km), Trets (9km).






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