French Riviera - Saint Tropez - Massif des Maures - Saint Maximin - Sainte Baume - Sainte Victoire - Bandol - Hyères and Porquerolles Island - Gorges du Verdon - Thoronet Abbey - Cotignac - Fréjus - Saint Raphaël - Esterel
The massif of Sainte Baume arises between the departments of Bouches-du-Rhone and the Var. Its area is 45,000 hectares, 35 km long and 15 km wide. Its highest point, the Joug de l'Aigle and the Signal des Beguines both rise to 1148 meters, its crest is long of a dozen miles. La Sainte Baume massif is a rugged limestone, with many narrow valleys and ravines, covered with a forest of pine, beech and oak. Many rivers have their source in the Sainte Baume, and feed the region. Baume means cave in Provence, they are numerous on the solid tradition has it that St. Mary Magdalene has lived in one of them until his death, the cave still welcomes pilgrims and visitors. Saint-Maximin-Sainte-Baume is located north of the massif. His church is remarkable, it houses the remains of St. Mary Magdalene. Many villages dot the territory of the Sainte Baume: Plan Aups, Roquevaire, Riboux, Auriol, Cuges-les-Pins, Nans-les-Pins, Signs, Saint-Zacharie, Gémenos.