Mary Magdalene in Provence

(6 customer reviews)


Price per tour
8 hour tour in private van for 1 to 8 persons.

Tour starts where you wish: hotel, cruise ship, private residence…
Tour available from Aix en Provence, Marseille, Toulon, La Seyne, Avignon, Arles and their surroundings.

Get your guide contact as soon as you book.


Mary Magdalene Tour


Meet your professional tour guide at your cruise ship, hotel or private residence.

Board a comfortable van.

Enjoy a full-day to the holly cave of Mary Magdelene & Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume.

Learn everything about the life of the Saint, explore the places where she lived and discover her tomb and relics.

Entrances included in Mary Magdalene Cave, Monastery and Basilica.

After the death of Jesus, the persecuted Christians spread in different parts of the world. Learn how Mary Magdalene landed with other friends in “Les Saintes Maries de la Mer”, literally meaning “The Saint Marys of the Sea”, a small village on the coast of Provence.


Our Mary Magdalene Tour includes:


  • Visit the crypt of the Saint Victor Monastery in Marseille, this is where she lived during two years in Marseille before she left the town and went to the mountain. (Entrance included)


  • Follow her path to the Sainte Baume Mountain. Your guide will lead you to the Holy Cave where she spent the last thirty three years of her life. It is an easy and large path but steep. Consider about 40 minutes walking up the mountain through the forest to reach Mary Magdalene cave. (Entrance included)


  • After your pilgrimage inside Mary Magdalene cave you will go to Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume.
  • Enjoy lunch in Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume.


  • Mary Magdalene got buried by her friend Maximin in this small town. Your guide will lead you inside Mary Magdalene Basilica, a huge church built in the 13th century upon her tomb. In the crypt you will discover her tomb and her relics. The tomb of Mary Magdalene is officially recognized as the 3rd most important tomb of the Christian History by the Church and Historians. (Entrance included)

Lunch will be organized listening to your wishes and is not included.

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Have a great tour on the footsteps of Mary Magdalene.

6 reviews for Mary Magdalene in Provence

  1. S. VandeBuick

    We were staying with my husband and daughter in Aix en Provence. Our guide Romain came to our apartment with a superb Jaguar. He is the best tour guide we ever had: a perfect English, so knowledgeable and so kind.
    First we went to the Grotto of Mary Magdalene. The walk is steep but the forest is beautiful and you can find some natural water springs on the way.
    The Grotto is a magic place offering an amazing panorama over Provence.
    We had lunch in Saint Maximin la Sainte Beaume at the “Couvent Royal”. The food was delicious and the atmosphere of this ancient convent unique.
    We explore the small town and its church in the afternoon. We saw the relics of Mary Magdalene and could understand all her life thanks to Romain.

    We definitely recommend the services of this company.

  2. Mark Allen

    We had Mary Magdalene tour in June. We were on Celebrity docked in La Seyne. We took this tour with our small group, we were a group of 9.
    Our guide Roman greeted us at the port. He had perfect knowledge about the history. We had an outstanding tour with him. I think this tour was the most unique part of our trip. Thanks a lot.

  3. Sawady

    My daughter and myself were in Marseille for a few days and I was so curious about this history of the Saint Mary Magdalene.
    Our guide Romain Bouchaud came at our hotel with a nice Jaguar sedan and drove us across the countryside to the begining of the path leading to the cave where Mary Magadalene spent the last 33 years of her life.
    The path across the forest up the mountain is stip but not long. Consider about 45 min up and 20 min down.
    Arriving by the cave was something extraordinary and the view overthere is incredible.
    After the cave we went to the city of Saint Maximin where is the cathedral of Mary Magdalene and her tomb and relics in the crypt. It was so surprising to visit such a holy place without any body around.
    A real off the beaten track tour and we learned a lot thanks to Romain.

  4. Sacha

    I could never imagine that Mary Magdalene lived in Provence. I had a perfect day thanks to Aurelie. The walk to the monastery and the cave is not so easy but it is worth the effort. This place is magic and so spiritual.

  5. Annie White

    We want to thank again our guide Pascale and your company for this wonderful tour.


  6. Isaac Spencer

    The tour was full of emotion and spiritual. Our guide Romain knows his job very well,truly praiseworthy.
    We would like to see him again as our guide on other tours.

    Isaac and Alexandra

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