CROIX DE PROVENCE & MONTAGNE SAINTE-VICTOIRE

SIGHT - LANDSCAPES

-, 13100 Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est · Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France

Region level recommended in Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, France

Mountainous Panorama

Originally called montagne de la Victoire, the mountain became known by Christians in the Middle Ages as Sainte-Venture. In the 13th century, a chapel was constructed at the summit. It was not until the 17th century that the mountain gained its current name. In 1989 a fire ravaged over 50 km² of the mountain's south face. Much work has been done to promote reforestation, but the amount of vegetation, particularly conifers, remains much less than it was prior to the fire. Access to the mountain is now largely restricted during the summer.

Sight - Nr. 1 ranked on the 13 Best Sights in the district AIX-EN-PROVENCE

CROIX DE PROVENCE & MONTAGNE SAINTE-VICTOIRE

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13100 Aix-en-Provence-Nord-Est · Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde,
District: AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France

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