|Title:||Course de Côte de Bouc-Bel-Air|
|Elevation change:||65 metres (9%)|
|Altitude finishline:||250 metres|
|GPS coordinates:||43° 26′ 49.2″ – 5° 24′ 36.7194″|
|Average Speed:||82,78 km/h|
|Short Facts||Shortest Hillclimb in France|
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|13/04/2009||Pierre Vonic||Duqueine IMSA F2||0:34,970||Results|
|05/04/2010||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:34,790||Results|
|25/04/2011||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:35,350||Results|
|09/04/2012||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:35,000||Results|
|01/04/2013||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:34,900||Results|
|21/04/2014||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:35,180||Results|
|06/04/2015||Jean-Claude Morel||Reynard 90D||0:35,690||Results|
|28/03/2016||Jérémy Debels||Osella PA21/S||0:34,960||Results|
|17/04/2017||Jérémy Debels||Osella PA21/S||0:35,140||Results|
The Bouc-Bel-Air Hillclimb is one of the shortest in France, but also one of the steepest.
It is named after Bouc-Bel-Air which is a town in the south of France. It is situated some 13km south of Aix-en-Provence. The town is build on a 260m high ridge that looks out over the surrounding lowlands. If you travel to Marseille from the countryside you will pass Bouc-Bel-Air. It is therefore not surprising that this hillside has been inhabited for centuries on end. At one time there were also fortifications, but those have since disappeared. The highlight of the town is the 18th century Albertas Garden.
From Bouc-Bel-Air you will have a nice view of the Massif de l’Étoile. This mountainrange seperates Marseille from the countryside further north. The limestone mountains reach a maximum altitude of 779m above sealevel. They are particulary interesting for their flora. The sunside has Aleppo Pine forests, although much of it has been damaged in the fires of 1997. The shadowside on the other hand has more varied forests of Aleppo Pines, Oaks and even Scots Pines which is unique for the area. The mountains are almost completely open to the public as it is not protected in a nature park.