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.
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.