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Gothic Basilic of Ste Mary-Magdalene, my favourite! »♥

Just 25 minutes away from Aix-en-Provence has been standing since 1295 the largest gothic basilica of Provence, where are kept the relics of famous St. Mary Magdalene! Let’s meet in St. Maximin la Sainte Baume for a memorable guided tour where I will tell you about the origin, history and architectural style of this magnificent building, listed as a national historic monument since 1840.

We will then set off on a tour of the St. Baume cave, where St. Mary Magdalena spent the last 30 years of her life. In the heart of the sumptuous St. Baume mountain range, you will discover one of the oldest pilgrimage site of Christian world and a sanctuary steeped in history, now run by Dominicans.

Tour of the Basilic: 1h – Royal Convent: 30mn