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 2 hours, 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.

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 Sainte Victoire Mountain

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


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…


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


Come discover the Aix countryside for a walk in VAE (electric assistance bike).

From Eguilles, a short walk to Aix-en-Provence and its markets, via Puyricard with a view of the Sainte Victoire mountain.

Other possibilities : take the direction of the villages of Saint Cannat, Lambesc, Rognes... Or go oxygenating on the green path that connects La Roque d'Anthéron to Mallemort, passing through Charleval with a breathtaking view of the Luberon massif.

Rental from a partner.

From 30€ per day (for a city bike). Helmet and anti-theft provided.

Bicycles can be delivered to La Bastide d'Alix or at a meeting point.

Upon reservation and subject to availability.


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.


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 !