Around 45 minutes from Marseilles, on the borders of the Var and Bouches-du-Rhône regions, the grandeur of Provence's Massif Sainte-Baume rises before you. To get there, you need to follow the road across the green Saint-Pons valley, until you pass both Gémenos and the small shopping center at Plan d'Aups. An oasis of peace and serenity, Saint-Baume is an ideal place to go for walks, to relax, and enjoy the freedom of the open air. It is a paradise for ramblers and nature lovers and in the summer, given that you are at the same altitude as Plan d'Aups and its springs, breathing in the wonderful fresh air is both restorative and refreshing. One of the principal attractions is the Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Grotto on the cliff-side.
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