Visit the natural park of the Alpilles
Baumanière, ideally situated in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range, invites you to make an excursion between vineyards, olive groves and scrub land. We propose an itinerary for discovering the the riches that make our beautiful region one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Provence, with stunning panoramas characterized by its rocky outcrops and very particular landscapes. On foot, on bicycle or by car, immerse yourself in the rural heritage, the ancestral traditions, the monuments and the villages.
Length: 1hr 15min loop by car – Leaving from the hotel Number of stages:
Baumanière has prepared for you a suggested itinerary that you can personalize. You can consult it directly with your smartphone! Itinerary map
• Its Castle: a journey in time to immerse yourself in the history of the fortified castle. Take part in the summer activities at the Château with its workshops and entertainment: Demonstrations of weapons, crossbow shooting, crafts métiers, catapult demonstration
• The Carrières de Lumières: Let yourself get carried away by the magic of the new multimedia show at the Carrières de Lumières: experience an immersion in art & music in an atypical setting and rediscover the works of Picasso & the Spanish painters.
Right in the heart of the Alpilles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is an essential stop in Provence. Its authentic streets, its shops, its old stone buildings, its squares and its terraces make it exceptional and contribute to the town’s undeniable charm. Steeped in History, the town was built on an ancient Roman site antique that dates from over 2000 years ago, including the site of Glanum. The Thermes, the Triumphal Arch and the Antiques Mausoleum testify to the town’s past. Far from the tumult of the tourist cities of the Riviera, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a haven of peace where you can taste the sweetness of Provençal life. A city of history but also of art, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence attracts celebrities and aesthetes. It has inspired a great number of artists with the beauty of its Roman ruins and the surrounding Provençal countryside: olive trees, cypress, poppies and wheat fields… Vincent Van Gogh is one of its most well-known devotees with more than 150 canvasses that depict the town and its surroundings.
Where to dine in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence:
• Château des Alpilles – Route du Rougadou
• La Table d’Yvan – 1 chemin Gaulois
• Le Café de la Place – 17 Place de la République
Bordered by the Alpilles, here is another charming and authentic village with its stone house; a great place for a quick stop.
Maussane les Alpilles
A small picturesque village bordering the Alpilles and surrounded by olive groves, today Maussane and its neighbour Mouries are the leading producers of olive oil in France. In Maussane, stop for a drink at a café terrace on the village square and lose yourself in the Provencal way of life.
The village where Alphonse Daudet wrote “Lettres de mon Moulin”. Climb the hill to the windmill, from which you have a sweeping panorama of the Alpilles, then continue to the Château de Montauban where Daudet sometimes lived.
• A curiosity to see: the Roman aqueduct of Barbegal
Dating from the 2nd century, in ancient times it was part of a Roman hydraulic milling complex and supplied the flour mills with water.
/!\ Many hiking and cycling itineraries can be followed in the surrounding areas for which we have a selection.
Attention! From June 1 to September 30, access to the mountains is very regulated due to fire risks. Install the mobile application My Provence Balade to find out about the places and hours of access with an update the day before. The non respect of the regulations can lead to a fine.