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The region surrounding Chateau Grand Boise contains many tourist sites:

Trets-en-Provence, a mediaeval village: official website - website about life in Trets (both french only)
Trets is an ancient mediaeval town which has preserved some remains of its 12th and 13th century ramparts. Some beautiful old houses, with mullioned windows are worth looking out for, as well as some vaulted passageways. The superb, imposing 12th century church of Our Lady of Nazareth with its unfinished bell-tower is a classified historical monument.

Aix-en-Provence (25 kms (15 miles) away): website of the Tourist Office - their page on the Aix region

Mount Sainte-Victoire:
Le Tholonet, the village from which Cezanne painted his many pictures of Mount Sainte- Victoire: website (french only)
Maison Sainte-Victoire at Saint-Antonin sur Bayon : information
The Chateau de Vauvenargues (on the other side), Picasso’s last home.

The Arc Valley:
Charming villages: Puyloubier, Pourrières
Saint-Maximin la Sainte-Baume : website (french only)

The Sainte-Baume Massif , 20 kms (12 miles) to the South: information
A very attractive mountain road leaves from Gemenos.

The Mediterranean and the Cote d'Azur:
Cassis and its "calanques" (deep rocky inlets) are 40 km (25 miles) from Trets by road, while Marseille is 45 km (28 miles) away.


Inside the estate:
There are 40 kms (25 miles) of tracks and paths in the Chateau Grand Boise estate and it is a delight to stroll around them (see the plan of the estate). The hamlet called Les Brunets, on the other side of the hill has a completely different and much wilder feel to it, as though it were entirely without human habitation all the way to the Sainte Baume Massif (see the panoramic photo). Blocks of pink marble can be seen on the edges of recently replanted vineyards. This outcropping was once quarried and it can be found at Versailles, Les Invalides - and in the entrance hall of the Bastide. The walk can be continued as far as the Saint-Jean du Puy Hermitage.

A visit to the Saint-Jean du Puy Hermitage

The Saint-Jean du Puy Hermitage (alt 658 m. - 2159 ft.) can be seen from various parts of the estate, (but isn't part of the property). It was founded in the 5th century by Saint Cassien and has undergone many changes over the centuries.
It can be reached on foot from Cabassude (a walk of 2-3 kms - 1½ to 2 miles). The view is truly panoramic, extending for 360°. One of the tracks there goes past the upper part of The Brunets, whose vineyards can be seen from the Hermitage.

 

 

Chateau Grand'Boise

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Chateau Grand Boise
1536 Chemin de Grisole - 13530 Trets-en-Provence - France
Tel. +33 (0)442 292 295 - Fax: +33 (0)442 613 871 - Email:
Grand Boise • 1536 Chemin de Grisole • 13530 Trets • France • Tel. (0)442 292 295 • www.grandboise.com