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.

  • Pets allowed
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

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Nearby

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  3. Le Mas De Marie 2

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  4. Mas Des Adrets

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Where to stay

Domaine de Méjan
B&B

Domaine de Méjan

Le Paradou

Le Domaine Méjan est idéalement situé au coeur du parc régional des Alpilles, dans la vallée des baux. 3 superbes lodges dont 1 avec spa à l'architecture contemporaine, construits en bois, éco friendly, qui s'intègrent parfaitement à la nature environnante. Ce mélange de nature et de…

La Glycine
Holiday rental

La Glycine

Fontvieille

Independent gite in the wild, green and calm Baux de Provence foothills, on a 2-hectare countryside property with farm animals, 4 other gites available nearby, a secure area for all vehicles. Gd floor : Kitchen/living room/nook. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 4 single beds included bunkbed.…

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…

Mas Des Queirons
Holiday rental

Mas Des Queirons

Maussane les Alpilles

In the village on Maussane, on the road to les Baux de Provence, nice independent house on an entirely closed terrain.Secured swimming pool (4 x 10 m), flower garden, terrace facing South with garden furniture, shaded parking.On the ground floor, large living room with fireplace (wood free), flat…

Mas Derriere Chateau
Holiday rental

Mas Derriere Chateau

Les Baux de Provence

Mas provençal du XVIII situé au coeur de la vallée des Baux, au pied des Alpilles avec vue sur les oliviers, cette maison de famille saura vous apporter un moment de calme ou de réconfort pour apprécier notre région.

Les Tours
Holiday rental

Les Tours

Le Paradou

Pretty house unattached to owners', adjoining shed in countryside. Alpilles Moutains, assured calm. Ground floor : Kitchen/living room. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 1 single bed + 1 double bed. Shower room/toilet. Central heat (35 euro/week). Fireplace (wood included). Shady terrace, private…

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Tournesol
Holiday rental

Tournesol

Saint Rémy de Provence

Pretty little detached gîte in the countryuside, close to the owner's house. 1 other gîte on the property. Gd fl: kitchen, 1 double bedrm, bathrm, WC. Central heating included. Mini washing machine. TV aerial socket. Covered patio with garden furniture, enclosed courtyard, barbecue, parking.

La Ripaille
Hotel

La Ripaille

Fontvieille

Establishment of Provençal style located in the countryside between the villages of Baux de Provence and Fontvieille. In summer, dining on terrace. Custom half rooms with a balcony. Restaurant: culinary specialities: traditional and Provencal cuisine.

Things to do

Golf des Baux de Provence
Golf

Golf des Baux de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

The Baux-de-Provence Golf Course becomes the Domaine de Manville Golf Course and increases from 9 to 18 holes. An environmentally friendly golf course, literally integrated into the landscape of the Les Baux plain, it not only satisfies the constraints of a protected region. Constantly shaped,…

Biscuiterie artisanale
Producer

Biscuiterie artisanale

Maussane les Alpilles

Véronique Lagier vous propose des recettes originales et des spécialités provençales de biscuits salés et sucrés : thym, pavot, amande, piment, anchois, basilic... Son concept est original, à la fois salon de thé, atelier de production, espace d'exposition d'oeuvres d'art et vente !

Autrefois
Souvenirs

Autrefois

Les Baux de Provence

Des chants d'oliviers chahutés par le mistral résonnent du chant des cigales. La terre exhale mille senteurs de lavande, de thym et de plantes aromatiques. Ce paysage intemporel tant de fois peint par Van Gogh, nous éblouit par sa beauté. La Provence c'est aussi des recettes et des produits…

Jean Martin
Producer

Jean Martin

Tarascon

Welcome to the world of the 'Martins', a family which, from generation to generation, has been cooking to delight gourmets from around the world. It all began almost one century ago. In 1920, an idea formed in the mind of the man whose name gave rise to the brand: crack the secrets of the cracked…

La Boutique de Provence
Souvenirs

La Boutique de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Delicatessen, regional wines.

Création de bijoux d'argent
Fashion

Création de bijoux d'argent

Les Baux de Provence

Depuis 50 ans, Jacques Moniquet fabrique des bijoux en argent. Ses créations sont le produit de la technique précise du forgeron, associées à l' imaginaire toujours renouvelé de l'artiste. Le résultat est une oeuvre intemporelle, limpide et forte. L'artisan construit son objet sachant la…

Eglise Saint Vincent
Monument

Eglise Saint Vincent

Les Baux de Provence

The old village had three churches: Saint-André in the La Fontaine Valley, the first parish church, abandoned in 1481 and since disappeared; Notre Dame du Château or Sainte-Catherine Chapel (12th-16th centuries), the castle chapel in the citadel enclosure, and Saint-Vincent Church, the former…

Le Tisserand
Souvenirs

Le Tisserand

Les Baux de Provence

Depuis plus de 25 ans cette majestueuse boutique, comme il y a peu dans les Alpilles, met en valeur le savoir-faire des métiers d’arts avec une impressionnante collection de tapisseries tissées du médiéval au contemporain (Miro, Picasso, Klimt) et Verdure, Vendange et des tapisseries de Cluny.

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…

Where to eat

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

Le Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

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.

Inspirations

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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The Thirteen Desserts

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