About 20 kilometres from your holiday rental at Le Provençal campsite, you will have the chance to visit the Sainte-Baume Cave. The sanctuary is also known as the cave of St. Mary Magdalene.
Nestled in the heart of the Sainte-Baume Massif, it is a major pilgrimage destination, like Lourdes. Whether or not you are particularly interested in holy sites, you will surely enjoy this unique experience.
To reach the cave’s esplanade, you will take a twisting path and a staircase bordering a life-sized representation of the crucifixion of Jesus. From there, you will be able to drink in the amazing panoramic view before you.
Mary Magdalene is said to have lived in this natural cave, hollowed out by erosion, for 30 years. Today, the Sainte-Baume Cave is a sanctuary maintained by Dominican monks.
When you visit the Sainte-Baume Cave, be sure to bring a jumper because the temperature is just 13°C, all year round. It takes about 45 minutes to walk to the cave.