Aix-en-Provence Historic Itinerary Northeast Itinerary
This itinerary visits 7 villages to the north and northeast of Aix-en-Provence. The route is a loop, with a total distance of 85 km (about 2 hours driving time).
Aix-en-Provence to Venelles
[10 km, 17 min]
Depart Aix to the north, on ancient Route des Alpes (D96), either crossing the A51 autoroute or taking part of the A51 to Venelles.
Venelles to Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
[12 km, 13 min]
North on the D556 about 3.5 km, left at the roundabout onto the D561 towards Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade.
Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade to Pertuis
[11 km, 17 min]
Return east on the 561 to the roundabout junction, then north on the D556; continue across the Durance to .
Pertuis to Meyrargues
[10 km, 16 min]
Return south from Pertuis, crossing the Durance to the same roundabout junction (D556/D561). Left (east) on the D561 to Meyrargues.
Meyrargues to Peyrolles-en-Provence
[5 km, 7 min]
A short hop east on the D96 to Peyrolles-en-Provence. Route.
Peyrolles-en-Provence to Jouques
East from Peyrolles. At the first roundabout (500m) go right (southeast) on the D561 to Jouques.
Jouques to Vauvenargues
[17 km, 21 min]
East on the D561. In 1 km, right (south) onto the D11, a small twisty and beautiful drive through the woods to join the D10 and into Vauvenargues from the east side.
Vauvenargues to Aix-en-Provence
[16 km, 23 min]
Go west on the D10, a pretty road past the Lac du Bimont and along the north side of Sainte Victoire, to Aix-en-Provence.