Along GR51 (national hiking train), from La Cadière to Ceyreste. Come admire all along this ride a wonderful panoramic view of the bay of St-Cyr-les-Lecques & La Ciotat and of Ste Baume Mountain. You’ll also discover “Fours à cade” (juniper oven) and Mediterranean flora.
In the hill there were dozens of these little stone buildings. There were ovens for juniper oil extraction, there were located where juniper grew in the countryside. The juniper in provençal is called “le cade” , don’t mistake with “la cade”, slab made from chick pea flour. This ovens were working from 1850 to 1930. The property of juniper oil : used in cosmetology (for shiny hair), in medicine (to treat psoriasis, eczema, impetigo…), in veterinary art (to treat scabies, eczema, crack of hooves).
Updated on 08/08/2020 – Bureau d’Information Tourisme de La Cadière d’Azur