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

Best Western Aurélia
Hotel

Best Western Aurélia

Maussane les Alpilles

In a beautiful private park in the heart of Alpilles, the hotel BEST WESTERN Aurelia opens its doors under the warm colours of Provence.The mas invites you to stay in rooms comfortable, air-conditioned and with a view on the garden.To relax, guests can take a swim in the pool, then share a…

Le Mas des Alpilles
Resort

Le Mas des Alpilles

Le Paradou

La Résidence Le Mas des Alpilles est située au Paradou, à proximité des Baux de Provence, au cœur des Alpilles. Pour des vacances détente, elle propose une belle piscine semi-couverte chauffée (sauf du 15/06 au 15/09) avec toboggan ainsi qu’un espace bien-être (hammam, sauna, salle de…

Mme Siffrène Reynaud
B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Mas du Boutonnet
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

Taven Résidences
B&B

Taven Résidences

Les Baux de Provence

At the foot of the historic village of Les Baux, the entrance to the Val d'Enfer, close to the "Pavillon de la Reine Jeanne," this family farmhouse offers 3 very comfortable rooms with direct access from their terraces. Exceptional views of the old city. Large gardens, pool, private parking. + A…

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 l'Oulivie
Hotel

Mas de l'Oulivie

Les Baux de Provence

At the heart of an olive grove, a pleasant Provençal house with discreet and refined decor. A complete change of scenery with an amazing landscaped pool, rock garden, submerged beach and integrated spa. Gourmet salads and grilled lunch are served around the pool for guests. Awarded the "Hotels…

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.

M. et Mme. Hajosi
B&B

M. et Mme. Hajosi

Les Baux de Provence

The only Guest rooms in the historical centre of Baux. In one of the most beautiful houses of the old village, nestled in the heart of the Chateau site, Le Prince Noir offers three unique rooms. This artist's house whose decor reflects nearly a century of encounters and friendships, overlooks the…

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.

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.

Bellini Design
Craftsman

Bellini Design

Maussane les Alpilles

Désigner, Créateur de mobilier

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…

Fondation Louis Jou
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…

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…

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 ...

Chapelle Saint Blaise
Monument

Chapelle Saint Blaise

Les Baux de Provence

The old Romanesque chapel of Saint Blaise, erected by the weavers' and carders' association in honour of their patron saint, dates back to the 12th century. It became the seat of their Brotherhood in the 18th century. This small chapel now screens a film called 'Provence seen from the Sky', which…

Bijoux Adrien Moniquet
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.

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…

Le Bistrot du Paradou
Food guide restaurant

Le Bistrot du Paradou

Le Paradou

Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

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…

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…

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…

Oustau de Baumanière
Food guide restaurant

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

A luxurious den filled with contrasts between the famed haute cuisine of the family business, passed down by the grandfather of Jean-André Charial (the current owner), and the rugged limestone landscape known as “Hell's Valley”: On the valley floor, amid a thick screen of vegetation, the old…

Ou Ravi Provençau
Food guide restaurant

Ou Ravi Provençau

Maussane les Alpilles

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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

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