Château des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Monument

The site of the Château des Baux, overlooking the village and perched on the top part of the rock, extends over more than seven hectares; it is one of the most extraordinary sites in France and is protected as a national Historic Monument. Visitors can discover the main vestiges of the Château's tumultuous past. A series of 24 illustrations allows visitors to discover the Château as it was in the Middle Ages. The illustrations bring the different parts of the building back to life, just like a large history book. Twenty-seven panels explaining local history and geography punctuate the visitor's route. Viewpoint indicators supplement this information and allow visitors to make out the key sites of Provence and Camargue, this exceptional landscape which unfurls at the foot of the château. Audio-guides tracing the history of the château relate the past of Provence and take you on a journey back to the time of the Knights, rebel lords, wars, tournaments and lonely damsels. Mediaeval music is played under the château vaults and it is possible to hear the voices of the warriors and the laughter of the banquets. These audio-guides are available in six languages (French, English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese) and are given to each visitor free of charge so they are completely free to move around the château at their own pace. The keep is the most representative vestige of this military architecture. Rooted to the rock since the late 12th century, it seems to be the last rampart of this impregnable fortress. Decorative remains adorn the high walls, with sculpted and decorated bases showing Saint Michael overcoming the dragon and the griffin. The base stone of the keep supports a Gallo-Roman votive stele; the mysterious reliefs of the Trémaïe (or the Three Marys), where the faithful believed they saw the effigies of the Virgin, Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome.

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  2. Villa la Pinède

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  3. Le Castillon des Baux

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  4. Les Romarins

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Where to stay

Mas Des Argelas - La Picholine
Holiday rental

Mas Des Argelas - La Picholine

Maussane les Alpilles

1.5 km from the village, backed by the Alpilles, the property of 6200 m2, fenced and closed by an automatic gate, has an exceptional view over the valley of Les Baux-de-Provence; it is organized in three terraces: the olive grove, the pool and lavender areas, and finally the farmhouse, surrounded…

La Virado Des Alpilles
Holiday rental

La Virado Des Alpilles

Maussane les Alpilles

In Maussane, homeland of olive oil from the Baux Valley, charming detached cottage in a very quiet area at the foot of the Alpilles : at 100 meters, start of a path leading to Les Baux de Provence . On a fully fenced land with swimming pool (7mx3.50 - depth 1.50 m) available from April 15th to…

Le Penequet
Holiday rental

Le Penequet

Maussane les Alpilles

At the exit of the village, apt located on the ground floor of a villa. Main room with a sofa convertible/2 pers and corner kitchen. A small room with 1 bed/2 pers. shower room with WC. Garden furniture, terrace. Private and closed in the courtyard parking. The cabinet can be rented on demand…

Le Mas De Marie 1
Holiday rental

Le Mas De Marie 1

Maussane les Alpilles

Au coeur des Alpilles à proximité des Baux de Provence et Saint Remy de Provence, maison de plain-pied de 72 m² à la décoration soignée. Baies vitrées ouvrant sur la terrasse aménagée et le jardinet(300 m²). Grand séjour /salon avec canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine…

Chez Fortunette
Holiday rental

Chez Fortunette

Maussane les Alpilles

Vous êtes au coeur d'un des plus jolis villages des Alpilles, dans un quartier non loin de la route menant aux Baux de Provence... Vous pourrez aller à pied boire votre café du matin ou acheter votre pain ! Petit ensemble de maisons mitoyennes, disposant d'un parking partagé (emplacement…

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Le Mas Saint Roman - La pichoulino
Holiday rental

Le Mas Saint Roman - La pichoulino

Maussane les Alpilles

Le Mas Saint Roman vous accueille au coeur du Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, au milieu de 20ha d'oliviers. Le mas et son ancien moulin à huile du 18ème siècle abritent 4 gîtes de 40,56 et 130m2. La piscine e 12x6 avec bain à remous offre une vue magnifique sur les oliveraies et la…

Mas De La Treille
Holiday rental

Mas De La Treille

Les Baux de Provence

Très joli mas provençal, en location, au coeur des Alpilles, aux Baux de Provence, une maison pleine de charme pour vos vacances avec piscine et boulodrome. Idéalement située, entre Maussane les Alpilles et Saint Rémy de Provence, la maison en location vous attend au pied du château des…

Mas de l'Oulivie
Hotel

Mas de l'Oulivie

Les Baux de Provence

At the heart of an olive grove, a pleasant Provençal house with discreet and refined decor. A complete change of scenery with an amazing landscaped pool, rock garden, submerged beach and integrated spa. Gourmet salads and grilled lunch are served around the pool for guests. Awarded the "Hotels…

Things to do

La Boulangerie
Shopping gourmand

La Boulangerie

Les Baux de Provence

Discover the range of products manufactured and cooked in our workshop. Sandwiches prepared on demand throughout the day. Focaccia and other specialties Provencal, gingerbread, cookies, special breads, wines of the 'Valley of Baux", olives, tapenades, confits, jams, marmalades, Arles sausages,…

Fondation Louis Jou
Cultural place

Fondation Louis Jou

Les Baux de Provence

The most beautiful works of Louis Jou are exhibited in an intimate setting in the six rooms of the Hôtel Renaissance Jean de Brion, amidst the marbles and the many collections of incunabula, old books, engravings by Dürer and Goya, paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Also visit the workshop…

Lou Pantaï
Souvenirs shopping

Lou Pantaï

Les Baux de Provence

Découvrez les santons de Provence :Arterra "la farandole", Marcel Carbonel, Escoffier, Fouque avec son célèbre "coup de mistral". Nappes, tissus provençaux, linge de maison, poteries et bois d'olivier.

Musée Yves Brayer
Cultural place

Musée Yves Brayer

Les Baux de Provence

The Museum Yves Brayer occupies one of the most beautiful residences in the centre of the village, the hotel of piglet. It hosts a major retrospective of the work of this painter, very attached to the Mediterranean countries, which include the most representative of the figuration of the 20th…

Bijoux Adrien Moniquet
Craftsman

Bijoux Adrien Moniquet

Maussane les Alpilles

Fabrication de bijoux uniques et faits main. Adrien Moniquet a hérité d'une technique traditionnelle de son grand-père : au petit marteau qu'il a modernisée donnant un étonnant mélange de tradition et de nouveauté grâce à des bijoux plus fins et dotés d'élégantes finissions.

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier
Craftsman

Mendes-Ruiz Tapissier

Maussane les Alpilles

Mendes-Ruiz sont des tapissiers qui utilisent des matières premières choisies selon des critères stricts en accord avec les traditions, la vie des meubles et l’environnement, tout en restant en veille technologique. L’atelier privilégie l’emploi de matières naturelles quand elles…

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François
Souvenirs shopping

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François

Les Baux de Provence

In our family shops since 1950, we offer C. Carbonel figurines, craft pottery, Provence fabrics, a large selection of pastis, spirits, Baux Valley products, sundials and Alpilles spices and scents. Open all year.

Castelas
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Castelas

Les Baux de Provence

Producer, Farmer/Harvester and Oil-presser. Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOP extra-virgin olive oil invites you to come and taste our Olive Oil and olive-based products. Open every day.

Etoffes des alpilles
Craftsman

Etoffes des alpilles

Maussane les Alpilles

Commerce de linge de maison

Where to eat

L' Oustaloun
Food guide restaurant

L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

We love the cosy look of this "little house" ("oustaloun" in Provencal) - a two-star hotel with a ground floor restaurant decorated with bric-a-brac, tucked under the ancient stone arches of a 16th-century abbey. Chef Jérôme Sauton's Provencal cuisine has a special fondness for the Alpilles…

Ou Ravi Provençau
Food guide restaurant

Ou Ravi Provençau

Maussane les Alpilles

Ou Ravi Prouvencau, restaurant dans les Alpilles, propose une cuisine traditionnelle provençale à Maussane-les-Alpilles, dans la Vallée des Baux. Une cuisine Provençale vérité, familiale et artisanale, à savourer l'été dans le jardin ou l'hiver dans la salle au charme rustique près de…

Le Mas d'Aigret
Food guide restaurant

Le Mas d'Aigret

Les Baux de Provence

Against the backdrop of the Les Baux Fortress, this former Mas enjoys exceptional views extending from the Alpilles to Camargue. You will overlook Provence from the terrace, whose tables are nestled among the mulberry trees, from its pool, which is illuminated at night, and from the Roches des…

Le Val Baussenc - Relais du Silence
Cuisine de Provence

Le Val Baussenc - Relais du Silence

Maussane les Alpilles

In the heart of the Alpilles, discover our quiet, comfortable Provençal Mas. Our restaurant serves seasonal regional cuisine. Hospitality and a relaxed family welcome are guaranteed.

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
Cuisine de Provence

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane les Alpilles

This welcoming hotel-restaurant, with its blue shutters and pool lined with olive trees, smacks of holidays in the South of France. The culinary vein is the same, with Provencal specialities served on immaculate white tablecloths in the cosy dining room. By the way, in Provencal dialect a…

La Table du Hameau
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Hameau

Le Paradou

Imagine a luxury hotel resembling a Provencal village… From the forge to the fountain, mill and boules court, everything here is larger than life and bathed in the scents of sweet almond trees. Welcome to "Le Hameau des Baux"… recently crowned with a dining room - two in fact! The gastronomic…

La Reine Jeanne
Food guide restaurant

La Reine Jeanne

Les Baux de Provence

The site is magical: a hotel-restaurant in the heart of Les Baux-de-Provence, an amazing fortress town, clinging acrobat-like to a rock. And the dining room does indeed offer stunning views over the rocky chaos of the infamous "Valley of Hell". You can drink it all in while enjoying some good…

Oustau de Baumanière
Food guide restaurant

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

A 16th century Provençal Mas at the foot of Les Baux de Provence Château, in the golden triangle of the Alpilles. Thirty charming, sophisticated furnished rooms and apartments, pools and tennis courts await you. In this exceptional place, Jean-André Charial serves fresh, high-quality cuisine…

Aux Ateliers
Food guide restaurant

Aux Ateliers

Maussane les Alpilles

Produits frais, cuisine gastronomique dans un cadre verdoyant Produits régionaux, souvenirs, à boire et à manger toute la journée... Florence vous accueille à la boutique, Aux Ateliers chez Franck et Flo, à l'entrée de Maussane-les-Alpilles, en venant de Mouriès. Vous trouverez une…

Inspirations

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

The Calanques

The Calanques

Art de Vivre

The 'Calanques' – Genuine little corners of paradise!

Almonds

Almonds

(Re)conquering Provence

Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!

Calissons

Calissons

Aix-en-Provence prides in concocting 'Calisson' candies made with a thin candied melon paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing. Yummy

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.