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Puyloubier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Hanging on the southern flank of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Puyloubier is located 22 km east of Aix-en-Provence. A 350 m altitude, the village overlooks the valley of the Arc and faces the mountains and Aurélien Olympus.

The birth of Puyloubier - Podium Luperium (Wolf Hill) - since the Middle Ages, people fleeing insecurity and Plains seeking top positions easier to defend.

There are also the remains of a Celtic-Ligurian oppidum certifying an even earlier occupation.

The farming tradition of the village is not denied today with the largest vineyard in the Bouches-du-Rhone. The vineyard produces rose wines, white and red award-winning regularly. They belong to the appellation Côte de Provence - Sainte Victoire, while the production of olive oil is experiencing a resurgence net.

Geographical information

Latitude43.5252229 (N 43° 31’ 31”)
Longitude5.6729430 (E 5° 40’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 239m to 1007m
Surface area40.85 km²
Population2000 inhabitants
Density48 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (54 km, 40 min)
Insee code13079
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix en Provence
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Pourrières6.2 km (10 min)
Rousset7.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon7.9 km (12 min)
Trets9.4 km (13 min)
Peynier10.6 km (17 min)
Châteauneuf-le-Rouge12.2 km (14 min)
Pourcieux13.7 km (14 min)
Beaurecueil15.6 km (19 min)
Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde17.4 km (33 min)
Fuveau17.6 km (21 min)
Meyreuil17.8 km (20 min)
Ollières19 km (18 min)
Le Tholonet19.1 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

The streets are steep Puyloubier typical hilltop villages of Provence, with their share of squares and fountains. The gradual renovation of the old center has earned the town the price of departmental Ribbons Heritage in 2009. A wonderful religious heritage, patiently restored to discover. In 2003, the town was awarded the National Heritage Ribbons for the restoration of the whole.

The oil mill is now an artistic and cultural center of the village, home to temporary exhibitions in the spring and summer and the library disco.

The ruins of the castle was destroyed during the revolution are the heights of the village. The walls, now owned by the municipality, subject to restoration.

Walk inescapable climb to the Ermitage Saint-Ser, easy and in less than an hour to admire the view over the valley. The bravest GR9 to borrow the Pic des Mouches.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flea market and garage sale: June.

Exhibitions at the oil mill: from June to September.

Small Cultural Festival: July and August.

Sardines, in August.

Feast of St. Eloi in September.

Christmas Market: November.


Puyloubier view of vineyards, Sainte-Victoire in the background
Puyloubier view of vineyards, Sainte-Victoire in the background
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The roofs Puyloubier
The roofs Puyloubier
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After the storm, the mountains and Aurelian Olympus
After the storm, the mountains and Aurelian Olympus
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Tuesday 1 september
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
Wednesday 2 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Thursday 3 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The climb to the Croix de Provence is made from Beaurecueil, Le Bouquet.

To visit Aix-en-Provence without worry of parking, just take the minibus in Puyloubier that borrows the famous route Cézanne throughout the Montagne Sainte-Victoire.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Introduction to stained glass and Tiffany glass
Crafts60 € to 350 € Puyloubier
Explore Aix by Segway
Culture and education40 € Aix-en-Provence (18.4 km)
Craft exhibition - Bossy tile factory
CraftsFreeGardanne (19 km)
Stained glass lessons with a craftsman
Crafts13 € Aix-en-Provence (19.2 km)
Introduction to pottery
Crafts25 € Tourves (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy3h00Tourves (24 km)
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (24 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (36 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (45 km)


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Vacation rentals