Bibemus Hike

Bibémus Hike Near Aix-en-Provence

I love taking a Bibémus hike outside of Aix-en-Provence, with its panoramic views, ruggedly lush landscape, dramatic river dams, and grand Montagne Sainte-Victoire neighbor. Of particular note are the abandoned quarries, made famous in paintings by Paul Cézanne, which date back to Roman times and supplied the sandstone for construction in Aix-en-Provence through to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Take a Bibémus Hike During Your Stay

An elaborate trail system has taken form over the years to provide visitors with various options for hiking to sites or simply wandering through the expansive terrain. Today my family and I went on a short excursion to the Barrage Zola. Completed in 1851, the dam was named for its architect François Zola, father to the famous author Émile Zola. As the mid-day heat pushed well above 90ºF, we were glad to reach the dam and find a shaded refuge to enjoy a picnic lunch. Our family Bibémus hike was a wonderful way to spend the late summer afternoon, and I would recommend an similar excursion to those visiting Aix-en-Provence.

Interested In a Guided Tour of Aix-en-Provence?

Take the first step by visiting my GET STARTED page and fill out the pre-tour questionnaire. There’s absolutely no obligation to completing this form. It’s simply a way for me to gather some initial information about your next vacation in Aix-en-Provence.