MOVE AND BREATHE



Discover the activities near the house


Walks, hikes in the Aix Country





Take the time to breathe the scents of the garrigue, enjoy the softness of the sun’s rays, listen to the sounds of nature, marvel at the powerful landscapes and panoramas of Provence...


There are many walking routes in the heart of the Aix region.
From the village of Eguilles The Municipality has set up a marked route of 10.5 km, between village and nature. With an average duration of 2h, this route will allow you to discover the Provençal village of Eguilles, its alleys, its splendid panorama and its natural spaces through this mixed route. You will start with the old village and you can see its wash-houses, its castle listed as a historical monument, its viewpoints, its crossings and stairs. Then, your steps will guide you through the olive groves and the forest of the domain of Saint Martin. You will return by the plain and vineyards and can make a stop at the domain of Fontlaure, wooded area classified in the heart of the village. Without difficulty and recreational, to do in all seasons.
Departing from Ventabren A walk on the surrounding hills then along the Marseilles canal to finally discover the Aqueduct of Roquefavour, an aqueduct-bridge in stone arch 393 meters long, and 82.65 meters high.
The Mountain Sainte Victoire A walking site, it is explored by all its paths punctuated with restanques. The religious heritage offers several stages to your hikes : the priory Sainte-Victoire, the Hermitage Saint-Ser, a wonderful landscape of Provence around a small chapel built, the Cross of Provence, perched on the western tip of the massif. At the peak of Les Mouches, an extraordinary panorama embraces the horizons of Provence. For those who want to settle in the middle of large spaces, your picnics will be done in the shade of the pines and the songs of the cicadas.
For the more sporty : mountain biking, paragliding, climbing are among the activities possible on this site. Experienced instructors can accompany you in the practice and discovery of these activities.



In the footsteps of Cézanne In the heart of the protected hills of Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge of the Trois Sautets painted by Cézanne, with the mountain Sainte-Victoire in the background, walk in the footsteps of the painter to reach the river of the arch.
Around La Roque d'Anthéron, in the pine forest and the Provençal garrigue A wild walk is proposed to you on the trails of Manon des Sources, in the middle of the scents of thyme, rosemary and lavender. This route allows you to cross, sometimes, a herd of goats, to climb up to the Judge’s Bastide to admire the Luberon and the Durance. The Vaud Roque is home to the Cistercian abbey of Silvacane.
Parks and gardens Jardin d'Eguilles Parc de la Bastide du Jas de Bouffan in Aix Parc Jourdan in Aix Promenade de la Torse in Aix Jardins de la Bastide de Romegas in Aix

Bathing in the sea



THE NEAREST BEACHES



Beautiful beaches of Provence - La Bastide d'Alix
You are staying at the Bastide d'Alix and you want to take a dip in the sea ? Possible ! If Aix does not have a shore, it is only 45 minutes from the main beaches of the Côte Bleue and the Côte Provençale. In less than an hour, feet in fan, the scenery is complete on the beaches of La Couronne, Sainte Croix, Rouet, Lecques…

THE CALANQUES



Calanque of Cassis - La Bastide d'Alix
The Calanques National Park is a natural and heavenly destination for a day of swimming. Accessible by a more or less important walk, they offer turquoise water in the middle of the cliffs. Underwater, discoveries of marine flora and fauna are abundant, as is the case with boats. Without forgetting the route, composed of 20km of marked trails, key to a meeting with their terrestrial counterparts.

Other activities



GOLF



Golf course near guest house - La Bastide d'Alix
Five minutes from the Bastide d'Alix, the Golf d'Aix-en-Provence is part of one of the most beautiful wooded sites of the Aix-en-Provence countryside. The qualities of this 18-hole golf course will delight golfers of all levels.

HORSE RIDING



Holidays in Aix countryside
Stables offer horseback rides around Aix-en-Provence. You can start from the Etang de Berre, on the way to France where the view is spectacular, or take the small paths connecting the Eguillenne forest to that of St Cannat, a change of scenery guaranteed !