Hike & History Ollioules - Gros Cerveau

Ollioules, France

Experience hosted by Sarit

3 hours, Hosted in English, French and Hebrew
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We will meet in the medieval cute village of Ollioules, visit the old city, discuss the history and tell other interesting stories. On market days we will visit the market, otherwise we will start to go up to the ancient castle. From the castle we have a stunning viewpoint over Ollioules and other nearby villages. We will gaze upon the formidable gorges of Ollioules and recount the history of this feudal chateau. From there we will climb the easy marked trail all the way up to the plateau of Gros Cerveau with outstanding views. Access to the trail head is not well marked, hence most tourists miss out on this incredible experience. Following our climb of about 150 meters we are rewarded with a shady picnic table and cooling breeze as we attack our picnic. We have the mountain park almost to ourselves as it is a well kept secret to locals only.
Other things to note
The hike includes a comfortable trail that goes up and then back down the same way. It is not flat ground. It is not difficult, but moderately strenuous. Suitable for children age 8+.
We will meet in the medieval cute village of Ollioules, visit the old city, discuss the history and tell other interesting stories. On market days we will visit the market, otherwise we will start to go up to the ancient castle. From the castle we have a stunning viewpoint over Ollioules and other nearby villages. We will gaze upon the formidable gorges of Ollioules and recount the history of this feudal chateau. From there we will climb the easy…

Meet your host, Sarit

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I’ve had a love affair with Provence for over 15 years. An avid traveler, writer and a historical researcher, my specialty is reconstituting micro-histories of buildings and houses. A digital marketing professional for the last 15 years, I decided to get off the computer and do what I loves doing since my college days – getting lost in culture, history, natural and urban beauty.

I am an avid hiker, having trekked extensively in South America, the Indian Subcontinent and the French Alpes. I even climbed the Mont Blanc !!

I live in Provence, in the authentic village of Ollioules, with my two restless children and a badly scratched Peugeot. I know every corner, alleyway, shop and restaurant. I have been hiking these trails around my village for years that nobody knows except locals for years, and now I want to open it to the world.
I’ve had a love affair with Provence for over 15 years. An avid traveler, writer and a historical researcher, my specialty is reconstituting micro-histories of buildings and houses. A digital marketing professional for the last 15 years, I decided to get off the computer and do what I loves doing since my college days – getting lost in culture, history, natural and urban beauty.

I am an avid hiker, having trekked extensively in South America, the Indian Subcontinent and the French Alp…
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Where you'll be

Ollioules welcomes us to the foothills of its feudal castle and invites us to discover, over the stream of water and its fountains, over thirty artisans, and a colorful and thriving market on Thursdays and Saturdays. We will stroll the alleys in the medieval district, look at the ancient houses and tell stories. Climb to the Gros Cerveau ridge, tell what happened here, and look out over the village and mesmerizing sea and the fleet of Toulon

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Martine
June 2021
en 3 heures, j'ai fait une visite très instructive de cette jolie ville puis la promenade par le petit sentier pittoresque et ombragé à été magique, pour terminer par une vue magnifique sur Toulon et les gorges .
Emilie
May 2021
Super moment passé avec Sarit. Ollioules est une petite ville toute mignonne, chargée d'histoire. La vue depuis le haut de la ville est magnifique. Je recommande !
Paul
October 2020
Très belle découverte d'Ollioules par Sarit qui connaît parfaitement la ville et sa région ainsi qu'une randonnée avec de superbes points de vue. Nous recommandons vivement. Merci Sarit
Noémie
September 2020
Expérience sympathique, lieu vraiment sympathique, vue sur la côte magique. Très bon accueil, Sarit est très sympathique et veut faire partager sa passion pour l'histoire. Très bien
Karine
September 2020
Très belle journée rando culturelle , beaux paysages et lieux, bonnes explications Merveilleuse rencontres Merci Sarit, Je recommande la visite Karine

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bottle of water

Sunhat in the summer