Les Baux-de-Provence, village remarquable en une journée
Listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages, Les Baux-de-Provence is one of Provence’s most picturesque villages. Perched on its rocky outcrop in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range, it offers an exceptional panorama of the valley, its vineyards and olive groves.
A breathtaking visit to Château des Baux
Overlooking the valley of Les Baux-de-Provence, the Château des Baux enjoys a breathtaking view over the valley and its surroundings, ensuring the safety of the town in medieval times. Today, it’s possible to visit the castle and discover its towers, dungeons and medieval arsenal, with fun workshops for the whole family.
The Carrières des Lumières must-see tour
Just 5 minutes from the Hôtel de Luxe Baumanière Les Baux-de-Provence, Les Carrières des Lumières is a must-see in the region. Conceived in a former stone quarry, this multimedia sound and light show is an architectural feat that promises a complete change of scenery for the duration of the performance. Each year, different artists are featured: Van Gogh, Mondrian, Yves Klein, Cézanne… The bright colors of the paintings invade the space, plunging you into a graphic and musical universe between dream and reality.
Activities at Les Baux-de-Provence
Hiking, the ideal way to visit Les Baux-de-Provence
On foot or by bike, discover the Alpilles Regional Park and the exceptional flora and fauna that make up this remarkable landscape.
Take the Val d’Enfer trail, for example, for a hike in the heart of a mineral landscape, with its eroded limestone rocks and original, tormented shapes. Many troglodytic constructions can be seen here, blending into the rock faces of Les Baux-de-Provence and adorning the landscape with their olive-green shutters.
If you’d like to discover these exceptional landscapes in a different way, Le Petit Roman in Maussane-les-Alpilles offers horse-riding excursions for all levels. Passion and conviviality are the watchwords of this stable rooted in the distinctive Alpilles region. We offer a range of tours to suit all tastes.
Exceptional gastronomy for an exceptional region
Visiting the region also means discovering its gastronomy, and in particular the region’s typical raw materials that adorn many Provencal dishes. Visit the region’s many oil mills, such as CastelaS, whose olive oils are also on sale at the Baumanière Boutique, opposite the three-star gourmet restaurant l’Oustau de Baumanière. Discover the techniques used to extract PDO olive oil from Les Baux-de-Provence, and enjoy an afternoon of tasting the region’s “green gold”.
Visiting around les Baux-de-Provence
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Capital of the Alpilles
During your stay in Provence, you’ll want to discover the many treasures the Alpilles region has to offer. Just a few minutes from Les Baux-de-Provence, discover Maussane-les-Alpilles, a typical Provencal village of undeniable charm, with its café terraces in the shade of plane trees, its narrow streets typical of the south and its small shops with an old-fashioned character. A little further north, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, capital of the Alpilles region, is a must-see on any Provencal getaway. Built on an ancient site thousands of years old, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a haven of peace, far from the hustle and bustle of tourist towns.
Avignon, a city of art and history
For aficionados of the arts, and theater in particular, the Festival d’Avignon promises to amaze. Comprising an “IN” and an “OFF” section, this summertime gathering features numerous theatrical troupes and other performers each year, with shows around every corner promising a festive, convivial atmosphere in the heart of a city with a notable historical heritage. Indeed, the Palais des Papes bears witness to the city’s medieval past, having welcomed numerous Popes from the 14th century onwards. Recognized as the largest Gothic palace in the world, the guided tour immerses you in a rich and impressive past.
Change of scenery and wonder in the Camargue
Further south, the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue is a place where you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of activities.