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Green Provence

Rivers, mountains, vineyards, a sacred forest, the Sainte-Baume where St. Mary Magdalene took refuge: This green landscape was a haven of peace for the counts of Provence who sheltered from the hot weather in their castles during the summer.

Not to be missed:

  • Relic forest, Sainte Marie Magdalene grotto and Pivaut glacier on Sainte Baume massif
  • Basilica and royal convent of Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume
  • Museum of ice in Mazaugues
  • Elie Alexis garden in La Roquebrussanne
  • La Celle abbey
  • Museum of Brignoles region in Brignoles
  • Le Val museums
  • Vins sur Caramy chateau
  • Entrecasteaux chateau
  • Ruins of Valbelle chateau in Tourves
  • Moulin Blanc park in Saint Zacharie
  • Saint Jean castrum in Rougiers
  • Brue-Auriac pigeon loft
  • Saint Martin des Pallières and Cotignac: typical provençal villages
  • Notre Dame de Grâce sanctuary in Cotignac
  • Saint Marcel collegiate church and regional water centre in Varages
  • Carcès lake
  • Thoronet abbey
  • Pignans collegiate church
  • Besse sur Issole lake


Thoroney Abbey