Sainte-Baume Massif

The Provençal word for cave is baume, hence the name of this mountain range, an area of legend with a majestic forest and the cave where Mary Magdalene is said to have found refuge.

The Sainte-Baume, a long crest with several peaks, looks down on the Mediterranean and is still a major pilgrimage site, part of the network of sanctuary towns in France, and includes Mary Magdalene’s cave as well as the third most important tomb in Christendom in the Basilica of Saint-Maximin. For lovers of nature, leisure activities and history, the Sainte-Baume is ideal, with its wide-open spaces, forests, glaciers, fortresses, hilltop villages and numberless historical remains.

Provence Verte Tourist Office – +33 (0)4 94 72 04 21
Provence South Sainte-Baume Tourist Office