Completed in 1532, the Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Basilica in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the largest religious building in Provence. It has been a listed historic monument since 1840. Step inside the basilica to discover its wonderfully preserved period gothic style. It is open every day. Before visiting, check the worship times as you cannot visit when services are in progress.
The Sainte Baume golf course is located right by the Massif de la Sainte Baume nature park, giving you the opportunity to explore numerous hiking trails. For those who prefer more urban destinations, head to Aix-en-Provence to explore its wonderful historic town.
- 14 minutes by car
Sainte-Baume summit walk
This walk is of medium difficulty and takes you to see the Marie-Madeleine cave. Continue along the summit crossing, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views and vistas. Make sure you are well-equipped before going on a hike and take water with you.
- 16 minutes by car
Enjoy a stunning hike to reach the Huveaune springs in Nans-les-Pins. As you walk along, this genuine geological curiosity reveals a succession of basins filled with light blue water thanks to the limestone deposits that form as the stream flows along. Along your route, you will pass by the Castelette cave. If you want to visit it, make sure you bring a head torch.
- 18 minutes by car