An important network of chasms, caves, caves and underground rivers, due to the geological nature of the massif, restores this water to people and natural environments through numerous springs and resurgences that contribute to sculpt the slopes of the mountain.
Today the Sainte-Baume massif is a place of spiritual pilgrimage (Basilica of Saint-Maximin: 3rd tomb of Christianity, cave of Marie Madeleine, Chartreuse des Montrieux, Abbey of Saint Pons etc.),
In these ideal ecological conditions, an abundant natural richness develops, some species find a unique place to live in the world.
Not to mention its unique state-owned forest, which in 2018 became the tenth in France to be awarded the exceptional forest label.