Les Baux de Provence, by So Girly Blog
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Situated a short distance from Saint-Rémy de Provence, les Baux de Provence is an absolute must-see village! This small, medieval village is one of the most beautiful villages in France. A tourist hotspot, you will discover several designer boutiques in its cobbled streets along with its rich historical heritage. “Ses Carrières de Lumières”, in English "Quarries of light", is a fantastic light show in the ancient quarries and famous throughout the world!
La Cabro d’Or
Mas Carita, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
A foody hotspot recommended by some of the best known Guides. Leave Baux de Provence by going back past Autrefois and head off in discovery of Michel Hulin’s gastronomic cuisine. Situated at the foot of the village, this restaurant with its exceptional setting, offers refined cuisine. Your taste buds will go into overdrive when you see the pastries made by Frédéric Néchaouni!
The Quarries of Light
Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
In the heart of the Alpilles, the Quarries of Light are a majestic sight to behold. The lights were installed in 2013 and since then the quarries have put on some spectacular lightshows. Works of art painted by some of the most famous painters in history are projected onto the walls: Michael-Angelo, Chagall, Leonardo da Vinci and many more. With a delightful mix of sound and light you will find yourself right in the heart of some of the world’s most well-known paintings. An experience you will never forget!!
Rue Porte Mage, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
Situated at the entrance to the village, it is impossible to miss this food lovers’ haven! Handmade confectioner and biscuit maker, here you can find all the classics from Provencal gastronomy: olives, calissons, canistrelli, etc. with old style traditional decor and colourful packets for their products! You can also find a range of handmade jams, perfect for spoiling yourself at breakfast time. Simply delicious!
L'Atelier des curiosités
Rue De la Calade, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
A small shop for many objects which awaken the curiosity....
Many arise from artisanal business as the "fusettes of lavender", candles from Camargue in rice wax, and jewels from Marseille Bourbon of Provence. But we also find paintings, bags, accessories, textiles....
Église Saint Vincent des Baux
Place François de Hérain, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
Part of this small, Roman style church has been carved into the rocks. Built between the XII and XVI centuries, this church is dedicated to Vincent de Saragosse. Listed as a historic monument since 1886, its small size and coloured stained glass windows are impressive. The stained glass windows were a gift from Prince Rainier of Monaco. In the square, you will discover an uninterrupted view of Baux.
A la Campanello
Place François de Hérain, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
A souvenir shop that tourists cannot miss! Situated opposite the church Saint Vincent des Baux, a visit to this boutique with its brightly coloured facade is not to be missed if you are looking for souvenirs such as china cicadas, lavender sachets or clothes made from typical Provencal fabrics. Since 1950, regional products have been sold here and it continues to be successful!
Rue De l'Orme, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
For people who like beautiful knives! Discover The Occitan, the special model of this shop. Elegant, it is declined in various steels, in the personalized handles, by some precious wood in the marquetry or the molar of mammoth!
Rue De l'Orme,13520 Les Baux de Provence
A precious gemstone world tour! The Origin' l shop proposes a wide collection of silver jewels in gemstone and semiprecious stones around the world. Beautiful jewels imported by a travel passionate, always in search of the new stone to show and first seller of "Larimar" in France!
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Amélie has been sharing her fave addresses and must-dos on her "So Girly" blog since 2009. One of Marseille's first bloggers, Amélie is devoted to offering a positive image of her city and region. Her sparkling lifestyle blog is a great place for networking and exchanges.
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