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

L'Oustau de Moungran
B&B

L'Oustau de Moungran

Maussane les Alpilles

L'architecture du Mas est basée sur le principe de la salle commune avec cheminée, et de deux chambres à l'étage. Les deux autres chambres se situent dans une aile attenante à la bâtisse. La réception et salle des petits déjeuners occupe le Rez-de-chaussée. Elle est entièrement…

Le Mas De Marie 2
Holiday rental

Le Mas De Marie 2

Le Paradou

Au cœur des Alpilles, mas typique du 18ème siècle de 120 m² à la décoration raffinée. Au RdC : 2 salons, dont 1 avec cheminée. 1 séjour/cuisine équipée. 1 WC indépendant. A l'étage : 1 grande chambre climatisée avec 2 lits 90x200 (ou 180x200) avec coin salon et SdE et WC privatifs.…

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 la Coix d'Arles
B&B

Mas de la Coix d'Arles

Saint Rémy de Provence

2 guest rooms for 4 people, 800m from the centre of Saint Rémy de Provence. Facing due south on the ground floor with a breathtaking view over the Alpilles in the quiet with pool.

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,…

Les Lauriers
Holiday rental

Les Lauriers

Le Paradou

House with private garden, fully renovated, 200 m from the village of Paradou. Ground floor: kitchen, living room, shower room with toilet. AND: 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds with 2 bunk beds, 2 double beds, bathroom with shower and toilet. Shaded terrace with garden furniture, garden and…

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 Castillon des Baux
Hotel

Le Castillon des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

In a charming hotel, high up in the village of Maussane les Alpilles, near Les Baux de Provence. Enjoy the quiet garden with pine trees, olive trees and lavender then relax at the swimming pool. The garden-side rooms generally have a terrace or balcony where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the…

Le Pré des Baux
Hotel

Le Pré des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

At the foot of Les Baux de Provence, in an intimate and quiet setting on the edge of a pool, 10 air-conditioned bungalows with private terraces leading to an exotic garden. Le Pré des Baux is a haven of peace.

Things to do

Domaine de Trevallon
Wines

Domaine de Trevallon

Saint Etienne du Grès

The Domaine de Trevallon is located on the north slope of the Alpilles, near Saint Rémy de Provence. Eloi Dürrbach created the vineyard In 1973 on an extraordinary site of both garrigue and limestone rocks. Open by appointment only.

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…

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…

Castelas
Olive

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.

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François
Souvenirs

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.

Lou Pantaï
Souvenirs

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.

La Boutique de Provence
Souvenirs

La Boutique de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Delicatessen, regional wines.

La Treille
Souvenirs

La Treille

Les Baux de Provence

It is at the top of the village you will find a small shop in the Sun which offers a selection of original refined Provence products and quality. Fabrics Les Olivades, pottery painted Mont-Rochat, santons Didier and thousand other things to offer.

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
Souvenirs

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.

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…

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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

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 Cabro d'Or
Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

The Cabro d’Or is one of the Relais & Châteaux, which are still as good as ever. You will enjoy the informal luxury of this property nestled under the rugged rocks of Les Baux de Provence. Take a break, pamper yourself and enjoy the gastronomy surrounding by the cicadas. Chef Michel Hulin will…

Bistrot de la Petite France
Food guide restaurant

Bistrot de la Petite France

Le Paradou

Set against Paradou church, this gastronomic bistro was born out of a partnership between Swiss chef Nathalie Feurer and sommelier Jean-Baptiste Gérard from the illustrious Auberge de Noves. The service is professional and the food is mature and made exclusively with fresh, seasonal produce. The…

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 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…

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

Tradition

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The Sun

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The Cagole

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