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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Tour of the Alpilles, olives, villages and more
There's a lot to see in the Alpilles, so it's a race against the clock if you hope to fit it all in. The humble olive is the star of the region and tours and tastings are available at plenty of local estates. For lunch, get a table at Le Patio, totally devoted to regional produce and set in a former sheep fold. Les Olivades is devoted to the manufacture of Provençal fabric. To stretch your legs, walk around Aureille, Orgon and Chiari cheese dairy. A visit to Saint-Rémy isn't complete without enjoying a sumptuous treat from the Lilamand confectioner's. Ready? Steady... Go!
Aix's museums and art centres
No cultural tour of Aix-en-Provence would be complete without a visit to the Granet Museum in the Mazarin district. A little further along, step through the doors of the Hôtel de Gallifet to spot fresh talents on the contemporary art scene. In between art museums, enjoy a feast for the eyes and the palate at Mickaël Féval, a real treat for the senses! Your lunch break over, mix the old and the new by visiting the Caumont Arts Centre followed by the Fondation Vasarely.
What can you do in a day in Aix-en-Provence? The answer is in this tour which combines history and Provençal art de vivre. A good place to start is the town's farmers market which sells nothing but fresh produce. Follow this with a tour of the charming old town with its atlantes and decorative wrought-iron before wandering along Cours Mirabeau and its fountains. After stopping for lunch at Mickael Féval's gourmet restaurant, anyone who loves art and architecture should head to the Mazarin district for its sumptuous mansions and the Granet Museum. After that, you'll be ready to escape to the peace and calm around Mount Sainte-Victoire. Let's go!Cruise lovers absolutely cannot miss this essential landmark just 30 minutes from Marseille!
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