Famous for its association with the painter Paul Cezanne, who was born in the town and lived there for much of his life until his death in 1906.
He frequently featured the imposing Montagne-Ste-Victoire in his pictures – you can visit his studio which is high above the town – there is a bus which stops nearby.
The town is well worth a visit for the old town, and the more modern quarter separate by the elegant Cours Mirabeau.
The town is known for its food and markets, its art galleries (Musée Granet, Caumont Centre d’Art) and the airy and relaxed atmopshere.
Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire hotel is just outside the city amongst the vines and olives in the foothills of (13 Bouches-du-Rhône, ProvencePACA) with great views of the Montagne,