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MAAOA
Marseille
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
Technical - 3h30
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
St-Anthonin-sur-Bayon
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Guide
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Marseille
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Mountains
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Marseille
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Contemporary
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Aix en Provence
Anse du figuier
1-Pitch
Anse du figuier
Marseille
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Concert, party
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Marseille
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Petanque ground
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Le Tholonet
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Fashion
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Marseille
Milles camp memorial site
Historic
Milles camp memorial site
Aix-en-Provence
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Cellar
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Rians
Navy museum
Historic
Navy museum
Marseille
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Food
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Marseille
Lou Pitchoun
Expert - 1h30 - 45m
Lou Pitchoun
La Ciotat
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Club
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Marseille, Cassis
Jeannette's hole
Initiated - 1h30 - 45m
Jeannette's hole
La Ciotat
Bouquet Cascade
Lake & river
Bouquet Cascade
Le Tholonet
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Italian, Thaï
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Marseille
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Classical - 2h20
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Marseille
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Hobbies parc
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Aix en Provence
Mushrooms cave
Technical - 3h
Mushrooms cave
Puyloubier
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Club
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Marseille
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Multi-Pitch
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Marseille
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Transport
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Marseille
Campagne Pastré
Park & forest
Campagne Pastré
Marseille
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Concert, party
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Aix en Provence
The Blue Coast
Creek
The Blue Coast
Carry le Rouet, Ensuès la Redonne, Sausset les Pins...
The Art Revolution in the Panier
District
The Art Revolution in the Panier
Marseille
La Vesse drop-off
Coastline
La Vesse drop-off
Le Rove
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
District
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
Marseille
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Island
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Marseille
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Practical
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Marseille
Vallon Sourn
Lake & river
Vallon Sourn
Correns
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Technical - 3h
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Marseille
Mugel park
Park & forest
Mugel park
La Ciotat
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Monument
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Aix en Provence
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
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Title in french : Croix de Provence - sentier Jaune

Type : technical

Mountains : Sainte-Victoire

City : St-Anthonin-sur-Bayon

Duration : 3h30

Distance : 5.2km

Variation in height : 590m

Maximum altitude : 946m

The « yellow trail » is a beautiful route, a quite technical one, which allows you to reach the peaks of the Sainte Victoire mountain by a path through the cliffs and gives a quick access to the priory and the Croix de Provence.

At first, a wide path leads you to the Cézanne refuge. There, is the real beginning of this yellow trail that winds along the south side to reach the top of Baou Cézanne, on the west ridge of the mountain.

A first technical passage appears rather fast, the « Pas de la savonnette » (Soap step), requiring to climb a ten metres high wall with a chain. This climb requires the strength of your arms and all your attention. The first two meters are the most delicate, then you will find many footholds. In case of difficulties, a yellow dotted route on the left allows you to bypass the obstacle.

Then comes a long walk eastward on a nice path, then you’ll have to go west where you will find a series of ridges with a few climbing passages, easy but involved.

For the way back, you can decide to follow the large red path, or continue with the route we'll show you on the map. After a few loops, this shortcut joins the bed of a small stream that you will follow unto the « Pas du Berger » (Shepherd step). Nothing very difficult for this pass as long as you let yourself slide cautiously on your buttocks.

The end of the trail leads to a small promontory used by paragliders and then follows the red trail again to the carpark.

This hike allows a nice loop on unfrequented paths, passing near the high cliffs suitable for climbing and you can enjoy various and even spectacular points of views on this incomparable massif.



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Show
Le Schpountz by Pagnol, theater and hiking Allauch
Fashion
Lynn Dalaga, the French eleganceMarseille
Cellar
Domaine Révelette, natural and authenticJouques
Hobbies parc
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the riverAix en Provence
Contemporary
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshopsAix en Provence
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