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Saint Antonin sur Bayon

The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Pop.: 190 h.

10 km East of Aix en Provence on the D17

Saint Antonin sur Bayon landscape
Saint Antonin sur Bayon is an extremely small village which spreads out over the 1 753 hectares on the green slopes to the south of the Sainte Victoire mountain, just a few kilometers from Aix en Provence.

Looked over by the abrupt sides of the mountain the village sits on a small plateau surrounded by ridges and pretty little mountain valley and has only a few houses within it's territory.

Saint Antonin sur Bayon houseAs it's name suggests Saint Antonin is crossed from East to West by the pretty stream : the Bayon. You'll discover the superb landscapes that Cézanne saw when he came walking in the area. Nature hasn't changed , verdant, wild and magnificently preserved. Saint Antonin has remained a haven of peace which you can discover and enjoy from the scented paths around the village.

The only road leading to Saint-Antonin snakes up the mountain side and is really superb bordered by the wonderful landscapes , drive slowly to really take in the beauty of the surroundings...!

Don't miss: La Maison de Sainte-Victoire which offers a variety of information about Sainte Victoire and the geology of the upper Vallée de l'Arc, and a local products shop with books and guides .., and an extremely interesting exhibition of local species : animals , flora, plants and trees... etc. (open from 10h to 18h).

What to see:

Church, 1738.
La Maison de Sainte-Victoire (exhibitions flora and fauna).

Leisure activities:



Stopover Gite. Rural Gites. Furnished lettings.

Neighbouring villages:

Beaurecueil (5km), Puyloubier (6km), Le Tholonet (7km), Châteauneuf le Rouge (8km).

Provence and French riviera
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