The Alpilles, a region rich in discoveries
The Alpilles, a mountain range in the northwest of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, offers a spectacular landscape in the heart of Provence. Its white limestone rocks, olive groves and vineyards make it an atypical terroir appreciated for its beauty and diversity. The region’s many craftsmen are the guarantors of a history marked by low-intensity agriculture, between forests and garrigues, making it an unspoilt place. The exceptional natural conditions of the Alpilles promise a complete change of scenery. Whether you’re hiking or biking, or wandering through the small villages, you’ll discover a magical place of relaxation and enchantment.
Les Baux-de-Provence, just 15 minutes from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, capital of the Alpilles, is listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Perched on its rocky outcrop, the medieval town of Les Baux-de-Provence offers an exceptional panorama of the entire valley, its vineyards and olive groves. A must-see in the Alpilles region, the Château des Baux-de-Provence bears witness to the town’s history, with activities and workshops for the whole family to discover the medieval arsenal, towers and dungeons. History is also told through art, which is honored in a different way each year with a sound and light show at the Carrières des Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence. Discover the famous works of Picasso, Vermeer and Mondrian, projected and animated on the white rocks typical of the Alpilles region.
Baumanière five-star luxury hotel
At the foot of the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, in the heart of the Alpilles, the five-star Hôtel Baumanière is like a timeless refuge where it’s good to relax. Founded in 1945 by Raymond Thuilier, grandfather of current owner Jean-André Charial, the 20-hectare luxury estate enjoys a majestic setting between the Val d’Enfer and olive groves.
Each room reflects a unique identity. Located in 5 distinct living areas, they are a subtle blend of modernity and authenticity. Contemporary furniture rubs shoulders with pieces sourced from local second-hand dealers by Madame Charial and her daughter-in-law, interior designer Philippine Lemaire. Their desire to breathe the soul of Provence into every room in the Hôtel Baumanière is reflected in the omnipresence of nature, sometimes represented by raw materials, plant tones with beautiful shades of green, or windows opening onto the estate’s formal gardens.
Le Manoir, l’Oustau, Carita, Flora, la Maison de Famille… No matter where you choose to stay, you’re sure to find a warm and welcoming atmosphere in an exceptional five-star hotel.
Luxury in the heart of Alpilles
The Domaine de Baumanière features two gourmet restaurants, a spa, a boutique, a chocolate factory and three swimming pools.
L’Oustau de Baumanière, the legendary three-star restaurant, has been at the forefront of French gastronomy for decades. Today, at the head of the restaurant’s kitchen brigade, Glenn Viel ensures the renown of this landmark establishment of French gastronomy. Appointed in 2015, he offers a refined and creative cuisine that expresses all his know-how and generosity. Let yourself be tempted by the “Une Balade” menu, an ode to the terroir that will enchant your taste buds and delight your senses.
Opposite the restaurant, La Place des Artisans features the Baumanière boutique, the workshop of ceramist Cécile Cayrol and the Chocolaterie Baumanière. Craftsmanship at the service of the senses, immerse yourself in a world that reflects Baumanière, between authenticity and modernity.
La Cabro d’Or, our gourmet Provencal restaurant, will win you over with its sunny terrace and chic, convivial dining room. Michel Hulin’s cuisine is inspired by the richness of the Alpilles terroir, and showcases local produce: olive oils, meats, fruit and vegetables… Some of which come from the Baumanière organic kitchen garden. That’s why the Chef’s menu changes with the seasons, taking you on a tasting tour of Provence.
Relaxation, the key to your stay at the Hôtel de Luxe Baumanière, can also be experienced at the Spa Baumanière. In partnership with the phyto-aromatic brand Sisley, which draws its inspiration from plants and their unrivalled benefits. Recharge your batteries with a facial massage, a back massage or an afternoon together in our sensory pool, sauna and hammam. Every second at Spa Baumanière is like a breath of fresh air, a relaxing interlude under the expert hands of our spa therapists.