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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Where to stay

Domaine de Manville
Hotel

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Le Domaine de Manville se situe au coeur du Parc naturel régional des Alpilles, au pied d'un des plus beaux villages de France : Les Bauxr-de-Provence. Ce site exceptionnel et protégé de 100 hectares accueille un hôtel 5*, neuf maisons hôtelières de prestige, un restaurant gastronomique, un…

Domaine de Bourgeac
Resort

Domaine de Bourgeac

Le Paradou

This prestigious Residence is located in Paradou between Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles at the foot of the Alpilles, 16 km from Arles and about 7 km from Saint-Rémy de Provence. Shops are just 300 m from the residence consisting of 69 apartments in beautiful Provencal houses. The…

Mas de Cayol
Holiday rental

Mas de Cayol

Maussane les Alpilles

Le gîte « Mas de Cayol » se situe en campagne au sein d'un domaine Oléicole. Entre oliviers et prés pour chevaux, l'environnement est particulièrement préservé. Venez vous ressourcer dans ce cadre idyllique, avec accès direct aux chemins de randonnée ! Gilles et Lætitia, producteurs…

Les Romarins
Campsite

Les Romarins

Maussane les Alpilles

In the heart of the village, 145 with an area of 100 m², shady sites, separated by hedges. The entrance to the swimming pool is included in the daily package. 2 tennis courts, 1 boulodromme, access WIFI on all locations.

Le Mas de mes Parents
Holiday rental

Le Mas de mes Parents

Maussane les Alpilles

You are in the heart of the Alpilles: on a fully fenced property, facing the meadows and back to the Alpilles, a beautiful traditional farmhouse shared between the owner house and the cottage. No overlooked, a blackout fence guarantees total privacy in your garden and flowers (200 m²), on your…

La Part des Anges
B&B

La Part des Anges

Le Paradou

Beautifully situated in the small village of le Paradou, South des Baux de Provence and West of Maussane les Alpilles, the mas overlooks very beautiful garden, providing a soothing coolness during the summer season.Include a terrace sheltered by a gazebo overlooking a summer dining room near…

Le Mas d'Aigret
Hotel

Le Mas d'Aigret

Les Baux de Provence

This authentic farmhouse partially dug into the rock, enjoys one of the finest views of the region.16 bedrooms, including 2 troglodyte rooms and 1 family room. Most rooms have their own private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, minibar, LCD TV, safe. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, terrace,…

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…

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
Hotel

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane les Alpilles

Hotel and restaurant with 18 rooms all equipped with shower room or bathroom and toilet. Direct dial telephone. TV. In the village close to the centre. Large wooded terrace with swimming pool.

Things to do

Domaine des Plaines Marguerites
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Domaine des Plaines Marguerites

Maussane les Alpilles

Oil mill. Free visits to the mill every Thursday in July and August from 10 am to 12 pm.

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
Souvenirs shopping

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

The decor at manufacturer prices. Fabrics of furnishing, canvas jacquard, printed, stitched cotton quilts. Mail order catalogue offered to all our clients.

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.

Philippe Michelot
Family recreation

Philippe Michelot

Saint Rémy de Provence

Un jardin extraordinaire

L'Atelier des curiosités
Fashion / shopping

L'Atelier des curiosités

Les Baux de Provence

Une petite boutique qui, comme son nom l'indique, regorge d'objets qui éveillent la curiosité. Beaucoup sont issus de l'artisanat local comme ces magnifiques fusettes de lavande galonnées fabriquées à l'ancienne, ces bougies camarguaises en cire de riz et ces bijoux marseillais Bourbon de…

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…

Les Délices de l'Olivier
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Les Délices de l'Olivier

Maussane les Alpilles

La confiserie d'olives Alain Soler prépare et aromatise toutes les variétés d'olives de Provence : •Cassées de pays au fenouil •Picholines vertes & noires •Lucques vertes •Noires Grossane, noires variété Tanche AOC Nyons... •mais aussi d'autres variétés des pays…

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.

Mas Sainte Berthe
Wines

Mas Sainte Berthe

Les Baux de Provence

Master David planted his first vines in 1953. The construction of the Mas Sainte Berthe cellar was completed in 1976; the estate could then produce and sell its first vintage. Located at the foot of the Rocher des Baux, this 39-hectare vineyard planted in chalky, clay soil, produces Les Baux de…

Where to eat

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.

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…

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…

Auberge la Benvengudo
Food guide restaurant

Auberge la Benvengudo

Les Baux de Provence

In an exceptional setting at the foot of the rocks, this charming Provençal bastide with its beautiful olive grove and large pine trees welcomes you for a relaxing stay accompanied by gourmet Provençal cuisine. 20 rooms, 5 suites and 2 very spacious apartments are at your disposal. Simple,…

La Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

In the peace of the valley, in the heart of a magnificent garden. All the flavours of Provence. Restaurant with Provençal culinary specialities such as tuna with citrus fruits.

Du Côté des Olivades
Food guide restaurant

Du Côté des Olivades

Le Paradou

At the restaurant des olivades Chief Nancy Bourguignon performs with talent a fancy kitchen where premium flavor and quality of the product.She surrounds herself small producers who book him their best season products. Meat of the Alpilles, line fish, vegetables from Provence, cooking are fair…

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 clos saint roch
Food guide restaurant

Le clos saint roch

Maussane les Alpilles

Nestled around a pretty courtyard, you are will be greeted with ease by its owners, Emmanuel and Nathalie Billaud

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…

Inspirations

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Lifestyle

When we talk about the South of France, what's the first thing we think of? The MEDITERRANEAN SEA! (and the sun of course – it's all part of the package).

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…

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.