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).
Route. [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.
Route. [12 km, 13 min] North on the D556 about 3.5 km, left at the roundabout onto the D561 towards Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade.
Route. [11 km, 17 min] Return east on the 561 to the roundabout junction, then north on the D556; continue across the Durance to Pertuis.
Route. [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.
Route. [5 km, 7 min] A short hop east on the D96 to Peyrolles-en-Provence.
Route. [5 km, 5 min] East from Peyrolles. At the first roundabout (500m) go right (southeast) on the D561 to Jouques.
Route. [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.
Route. [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.