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Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume

Situated on highway A8 and route N7 between Aix en Provence (45km.) and Frejus (80km.).

Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume, fountain on the main square
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.

Saint Maximin La Sainte Baume, typical street
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, the Basilica
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, facade of the basilica Sainte Madeleine
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 Magdalen.

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.

Holiday rentals

5 elegant rental units on a 250 acre vineyard 2 to 6 guests, each with private garden, 18th century stone-built farm house and Bastide with smimming pool.Genuine and very peaceful. 35km from Aix en Provence

510€ - 1490€


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.

Le Couvant Royal de Saint Maximin.
La Basilique de Saint Maximin.
Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume.
Saint Maximin dans le Var.


Seillons Source d'Argens (6 km), Bras (9 km ), Tourves (8 km) and Brignoles (21 km).

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