The Giant of Provence, the Mount Olympus of Provence even, is as mythical as it is dangerous for cyclists daring enough to try riding it. Overlooking all of Provence, it has become the symbol, a landmark like a lighthouse out in the sea. For people who walk it, ride it, or simply drive to the top of it, the breathtaking view from the summit is a reward to anyone brave enough to climb so high. The entomologist Jean Henri Fabre had completely fallen under its spell and observed nature at length in this place.