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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  3. Fabian des Baux

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  4. Mlle. Marie-Laure Vincenti

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Where to stay

Mas De L'aiguillon
Holiday rental

Mas De L'aiguillon

Maussane les Alpilles

Mas de charme , avec pièces voûtées traditionnelles sur un terrain clôt de 1600 m² Le mas comporte 4 Chambres avec lits doubles et un lit en 90 3 salle de bains et 4WC dont 1 indépendant Le rez de chaussé est constitué d'une entrée voûtée pleine de charme qui donne sur un salon tout…

Mlle. Marie-Laure Vincenti
B&B

Mlle. Marie-Laure Vincenti

Les Baux de Provence

True Provençal 18th century farmhouse in the heart of the Olive groves. We offer 3 large bedrooms each with a private bathroom and private toilet. TV, breakfast included, kitchen and dining room available for the 3 bedrooms. Outdoor area with parking.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 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…

Domaine de Manville
Hotel

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Au pied des Baux, un "palace rural" dans un ancien domaine agricole où le luxe se lit dans la douceur de vivre, le lever du soleil sur les pierres sèches, les fleurs des champs dans des grands vases, le calme et la volupté, l'odeur du pain, le miel coulant des ruches du domaine, la piscine…

Things to do

La Petite Provence du Paradou
Museum

La Petite Provence du Paradou

Le Paradou

One of the largest exhibitions of santons (almost 400) presented in a 500 m2 miniature Provençal village. The best santon-makers in France have devoted almost 8,000 hours of work to making the 32 old buildings (50,000 clay tiles, all made individually by hand) in this mini Provençal village,…

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.

Musée des Santons des Baux
Museum

Musée des Santons des Baux

Les Baux de Provence

The Santon Museum contains a large number of items, including exceptional Neapolitan figurines, scenes illustrating Provençal and Les Baux traditions linked to the Nativity and a documentary on the making of santons. The Museum houses a range of collections, including 17th and 18th century…

Mas de la Dame
Olive

Mas de la Dame

Les Baux de Provence

The Mas de la Dame, with a surface area of 57 hectares of vines and 27 of olive groves, is legendary as it is said to have been the retirement home of a mysterious 'Lady' whom the troubadours used to sing about. Mme Missoffe and Mme Poniatowski reign supreme in this 15th century site immortalised…

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…

Moulin à huile du Mas des Barres
Olive

Moulin à huile du Mas des Barres

Maussane les Alpilles

In this old Mas, this passionate family-run operation produces Vallée des Baux AOC olive oil, tapenade and Grossane olive purée and olive jam. Jean Baptiste Quenin has chosen to take advantage of the different varieties to produce a sweet, fruity oil.

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.

L'Atelier des curiosités
Fashion

L'Atelier des curiosités

Les Baux de Provence

Une petite boutique qui, comme son nom l'indique, regorge d'objets qui éveillent la curiosité. Beaucoup sont issus de l'artisanat local comme ces magnifiques fusettes de lavande galonnées fabriquées à l'ancienne, ces bougies camarguaises en cire de riz et ces bijoux marseillais Bourbon de…

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…

Where to eat

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

Bistrot de la Petite France
Food guide restaurant

Bistrot de la Petite France

Le Paradou

In a 18th century Mas with a shady terrace, restaurant in a beautiful room with authentic beams leading to a well laid-out cellar. Wonderful selection of wines from the local area and the whole of France. A special holiday menu is created according to the importance of the day.

L' Oustaloun
Food guide restaurant

L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

Hotel restaurant built on a former 16th century Abbey (made of vaults and stones). Modern comforts and Provençal cuisine.

Le Potager
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…

La Reine Jeanne
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.

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…

Pizza BRUN
Food guide restaurant

Pizza BRUN

Maussane les Alpilles

Pizzas au feu de bois

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,…

Domaine de Manville
Food guide restaurant

Domaine de Manville

Les Baux de Provence

Le restaurant gastronomique "La Table" du Domaine de Manville, est dédié au terroir, aux trésors des Alpilles et à la Provence. Cuisinier de l'instant, Matthieu Dupuis-Baumal, chef exécutif, s'inspire de son environnement immédiat, du terroir qui l’entoure, du marché de Cavaillon, des…

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