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

Holiday rental

LE MAZET de JULES

Saint Rémy de Provence

On a spectacular, fully enclosed, 10-ha estate dotted with flowers and trees, this delightful complex of 5 B&B rooms (charming), a small non-detached gite (private, at the rear of the house) and a farmhouse inn (12 guests max.). Remarkable garden with more than 2,000 roses, walled garden area,…

B&B

Mas du Boutonnet

Maussane les Alpilles

In this 18th century Provençal farmhouse, two guest rooms are available, from April to October. A 800 M² park of plane trees, a 12 x 6 pool: welcome! from €80 to 110 per night / breakfast included

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.

Hotel

Fabian des Baux

Les Baux de Provence

Charming 3-star hotel with 31 rooms that can each accommodate up to 4 people. Flavoursome food made from local products.

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…

B&B

La Maison des Baux Arts

Maussane les Alpilles

An authentic Mas from the 18th century, the old Perception of Maussane-les-Alpilles, with its garden, its swimming pool have been renovated with taste and character to become a bed and breakfast in the centre of the village.Roland painter, has ensured and cared for the decoration of the House, 5…

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.

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…

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…

Things to do

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.

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.

Olive

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.

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…

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.

Walk

De Maussane aux Baux-de-Provence

Maussane les Alpilles

Hiking in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles, Maussane-les-Alpilles initially. This loop goes borrows the outskirts of the village of les Baux-de-Provence and Paradou. In this country circuit, you will discover the cultures of olive trees classified in AOC, multiple channels for…

Museum

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…

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…

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

Table 13

Le Potager

Le Paradou

Not altering the taste of the food - this is the fate of the best produce used at Le Potager. Classically-inspired cuisine, in which a few creative touches allow certain Provençal recipes to be slightly revamped. Whether for a gourmet pause or a romantic dinner, let yourself be carried away by…

Food guide restaurant

La Reine Jeanne

Les Baux de Provence

Charming hotel overlooking the Val d'Enfer and the Mediaeval Château. Panoramic restaurant, lounge with period fireplace, shady terrace. Traditional Provençal cuisine prepared using regional products. Groups welcome.

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.

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…

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…

Food guide restaurant

La Place

Maussane les Alpilles

La Place: Au bistrot gourmand. A menu comprising carefully selected market produce. Three meal deals are available Starter - Main course Main course - Dessert Starter - Main course - Dessert

Food guide restaurant

Ou Ravi Provençau

Maussane les Alpilles

MENU DU JOUR DANS LE JARDIN

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,…

Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

Inspirations

Tradition

Lavender

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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Art-de-vivre

The Sun

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