A LA MAISON : around attractions
A LA MAISON is located 3.5 km from Aix, the geographical heart of Provence.
An hour's drive away, you quickly get in touch with a rich and varied cultural and natural heritage, between land and sea. Unforgettable.
Aix-en-Provence, the diverse.
A city of History: its squares (Albertas, photo), its architectural richness through its churches (Saint-Sauveur's cathedral), its mansions and its many historical monuments.
A city of culture thanks to its Art centers : The Granet Museum, the Hôtel de Galifet, the Hôtel de Caumont, the Atelier Cézanne, the Fondation Vassarely.
The city where the art of living is built in tradition: the pedestrianized historical center around the Rotonde and Cours Mirabeau, its shady alleys, markets, calissons and the ootdoor restaurants.
A city of water with 1000 fountains (it is said), the thermal baths and its center of thalassotherapy.
Finally, a city of arts and entertainment with casino, its theaters and festivals (opera, dance, jazz, comics).
Sainte-Victoire, the grandiose
At 5 minutes, take a walk in the footsteps of Cézanne to discover the landscapes dear to the famous painter. From the quarries of Bibémus to the Bimont dam at the foot of the mountain, or by way of Lake Zola, cross many nature itineraries to reach the Croix de Provence, at the top of Sainte-Victoire.
South side, visit the vineyards of the country of Aix, at the foot of the Sainte Victoire massif by the beautiful Cézanne road, to the ocher plains of Puyloubier.
Marseille, the Mediterranean.
Forget what you are told about Marseille. Describing Marseille is useless, it is necessary to go there to measure the wealth and the remarkable changes made since the city was European Capital of Culture.
The Vieux Port framed by forts Saint Jean and Saint Nicolas and the Canebière but also the MUCEM and the district of Le Panier, new landmarks of the city.
The Corniche where you walk, as much to see the 'Big Blue' and its islands as to be seen.
Notre-Dame de la Garde ("Bonne Mère"), from where it is good to admire Marseille at sunset. But also, take a glass the wasteland of the Belle de Mai, wander on the roof of the Cité Radieuse to admire the famous Velodrôme Stadium.
The Calanques, magical.
In the meantime,Sumptuous landscapes, a blue sea that the whole world envies us. Put on your shoes and get ready to be totally amazed !
The National Park of the Calanques between Marseille, Cassis and La Ciotat is a privileged space that has something to astonish.
The calanques offer you faces as diverse as surprising :
The Frioul archipelago : both natural and cultural curiosity with the famous island of If and its castle.
A huge underwater richness for diving addict.
Biodiversity : more than 140 protected animal and plant species ; 60 marine heritage species.
A breathtaking climbing place : with the karstic relief of the massif making climbing one of the first sports practiced in the Calanques.
The Luberon, remarkable.
Between mountain and sea, the magic of the Luberon and its perched villages where everything is only sweetness and art of living. Oliviers, Lavandes, ocher stones... Time ends for the lap of a stop at Lourmarin, Gordes, Ménerbes or Oppéde.
Just savour the best of Provence.