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

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…

Oustau de Baumanière
Hotel

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

Baumaniére is of these exceptional places that perfectly combines tradition and modernity. The legendary restaurant and bright rooms immerse you in the heart of the contrasting landscapes of the Alpilles. Today, with 30 rooms and three villas (l'Oustau, la Guigou and le Manoir) Baumaniére…

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Mas des Roses
B&B

Mas des Roses

Maussane les Alpilles

Chambres d'hôtes dans le village qui propose table d'hôtes avec une cuisine campagne française.. Le chef Georges Guy est un chef de la vieille école "de la Cuisine Escoffier"

Le Mas De La Scierie
Holiday rental

Le Mas De La Scierie

Le Paradou

Mas authentique de 180 m2 situé à 2 minutes du centre du village du Paradou. Situé dans un quartier très calme, il invite au farniente et à la détente et offre par ailleurs un emplacement privilégié pour les golfeurs. Le Mas peut être scindé en 2 mazets. 2 Salons/séjours. 2 Cuisines.…

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…

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…

Du Côté des Olivades
Hotel

Du Côté des Olivades

Le Paradou

Located in the heart of an olive grove, "Du Côté des Olivades" is built in the middle of nature, in an ocean of unique luminosity. Saturated with light and shade, it is a charming hotel at the foot of Les Baux de Provence and close to an authentic Provençal village where you can discover all…

La Maison des Baux Arts - Suite ALEXANDRE LE GRAND
B&B

La Maison des Baux Arts - Suite ALEXANDRE LE GRAND

Maussane les Alpilles

Un authentique Mas du 18e, l'ancienne Perception de Maussane-les-Alpilles, avec son jardin, sa piscine ont été rénové avec goût et caractère pour devenir une maison d'hôtes en plein centre du village. Roland artiste peintre, a veillé et soigné la décoration de la maison, des 5 chambres…

Things to do

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.

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…

Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

In this authentic 17th century Oil Mill, an exceptional dark fruity olive oil is produced according to a traditional method. Visits to the Mill, tastings and sale of olive oil and regional products all year Open all year (including Sundays from June to September)

Musée Yves Brayer
Museum

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…

Jardin d'Alcinoos
Park / garden

Jardin d'Alcinoos

Saint Rémy de Provence

The discovery of the garden of Alcinous is done without predefined route.The visitor lets herself go towards an emotion of scents and colors in a free association to meet my creations expressed in an intuitive and singular mess.On one hectare: great rose garden of the wheel of Dharma: 1600 roses…

Moulin du Calanquet
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Moulin du Calanquet

Saint Rémy de Provence

The Brun family has lived in Saint Rémy de Provence for five generations. Anne and Gilles built the olive oil mill 12 years ago. We produce pure, natural high-quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oils, as well as a wide range of gourmet products such as tapenades, ratatouille and jams. Visits…

Origin’l
Fashion

Origin’l

Les Baux de Provence

Artisan, créateur, importateur, notre expérience de plus de 20 ans, nous permet de vous proposer une large collection de bijoux montés sur argent en pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses que nous avons glané à travers le monde. A base de minéraux ou fossiles nos bijoux sauront vous…

G.Tomaka - Mas de l'Aiguillon
Producer

G.Tomaka - Mas de l'Aiguillon

Maussane les Alpilles

Direct sales of produce: raw honey (acacia, chestnut, rosemary and lavender) and mixed-flower honey. Also, sale of products derived from bees, such as candles, mead, Royal jelly and sweets). A renovated old machine is on display in the sales area.

Autour du Zinc
Craftsman

Autour du Zinc

Maussane les Alpilles

Atelier artisanal de création de mobilier en zinc pour la maison et le jardin , fontaine, bassin, plateau de table , comptoir, console en zinc , socles en zinc pour présentation d objets et d’ œuvres d’art luminaires en zinc ...

Where to eat

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…

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 Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

La Table du Hameau
Table 13

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…

Le Potager
Table 13

Le Potager

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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

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…

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,…

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…

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