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Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume

 
Departement of Var - Population: 12.633 h - Surface: 6.413 ha

Situated on highway A8 and route N7 between Aix en Provence (36km.)
and Fréjus (80km.).
Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume - Ste Madeleine  Basilica
Right in the heart of Provence, St. Maximin spreads out at the foot of the St. Baume mountains in the basin at an old dried up lake. It is at equal distance between the Alps and the sea.All the while being economically dynamic, St. Maximin has kept its traditions.

This city is renowned for its historical and artistic endowment, which is apparent throughout the old city and the medieval Jewish quarter.

Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume - Le cloître du couvent Royal



One mustn't miss the St. Madeleine Basilica (in fact Mary Magdalene came here after the death of Jesus, and then died in St. Baume), and in the old city, the royal convent, the Arcades and the Hotel Dieu.



Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume


While visiting the enormous basilica, remember to admire the side chapels filled with works of art, the sculptured nave,the chancel, the 4th c, Gallo-Roman crypt, and the sarcophagus of St. Mary Magdalene.


What to see:

The basilica. Logis Notre Dame. The fountains. The Synagogue. The Rabbi's House.
At Plan d'Aups : The Sainte Baume and Marie-Magdelena's grotto.



Leisure activities:

Tennis. Swimming pool. Hiking. VTT rental.


Accommodation:

Hotels.
bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite
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Neighbouring villages:

Seillons Source d'Argens(5 km), Tourves (7 km), Brignoles (16 km) and Bras (10 km ).


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