The Alpilles hills

Aureille, Saint Rémy de Provence, Le Paradou, Eyguières, Les Baux de Provence, Mouriès, Saint Etienne du Grès, Mas Blanc des Alpilles, Eygalières, Maussane les Alpilles - Nature Park

Oriented East-West, the limestone the Alpilles, geological extension of the Luberon Mountains rises in the heart of Provence. By far, its jagged peaks, 300 m to 400 m above sea level, give the illusion of real mountains. They constitute a small limestone massif of 25 km long 6 to 8 km wide. Between Rhône and Durance, point sharply skyward a white mass with bluish reflections.Their chaotic topography is made more strange even by old stone farms. Since the Neolithic period trade routes borrow valleys and settlements are born at their junction, such as Les-Baux. The numerous natural caves in the massif have served shelter to humans for thousands of years. Celto-Ligurians, Phocians and Gallo-Roman provide almost continuous occupation of the Alpilles. The middle ages saw building of many castles whose ruins still stand guard. From one end of the chain to the other, pass by the countryside of rural Provence: olive groves, rich vineyards.Vineyards and olive trees predominate, especially on the more gentle slopes on the South side of the Alpilles. The Vallée des Baux brings together the most beautiful olive groves in the region, its oil and its broken green olives are renowned. Of course, it is worth mentioning the A.O.C. Coteaux des Baux-de-Provence, newly created. It includes 12 distributed areas in the different communes of the Alpilles.This chain is also deemed, rightly, for its particular ornithological fauna. The Raptors are the jewel in the Crown, particularly the Bonelli's Eagle.To Eyguières in Eygalières, Maussane, Fontvieille, Saint-Rémy and les Baux-de-Provence, hiking trails abound. Each stop is source of wonder. And it is no coincidence that each village serves today as a refuge for artists and celebrities.Highest point: Les copies (493 m).

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  • Surrounding cities

    Aureille
    Eygalières
    Eyguières
    Le Paradou
    Les Baux de Provence
    Mas Blanc des Alpilles
    Maussane les Alpilles
    Mouriès
    Saint Etienne du Grès
    Saint Rémy de Provence

  • Tours

    Flavors of Provence

Outings

Alpilles – Mouriès, Caisses de Jean-Jean
Walk

Alpilles – Mouriès, Caisses de Jean-Jean

Mouriès

Emerging from the heart of Provence, the ragged peaks of the Alpilles limestone mountain chain rise to an altitude of over 400 metres. In this haven of Provençal vegetation, visitors can enjoy picking thyme, rosemary and wild asparagus... But the highlight of the itinerary remains the olive…

Nearby

  1. Lavande

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  2. La Remise

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  3. Amandier

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  4. La Bastide d'Eygalières

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Where to stay

La Pomme De Pin
Holiday rental

La Pomme De Pin

Eygalières

Au coeur des Alpilles à l'entrée du joli village d'Eygalières, sur une propriété arborée de 2000 m², maison à la décoration soignée, mitoyenne à la maison des propriétaires. Séjour/salon. Cuisine américaine entièrement équipée. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). Salle de…

Lou Bagna
Holiday rental

Lou Bagna

Eygalières

Situated in the heart of the Natural Park of Alpilles, in the charming perched village of Eygalières, semi-detached gite, bright and carefully restored. Facing South, spacious in a style mixing ancient and modern. Groundfloor: kitchen/living-room with sofa-bed, TV, microwave, dishwasher. 1…

Mas Des 2 Pins
Holiday rental

Mas Des 2 Pins

Eygalières

Au pied des Alpilles, au cœur de la garrigue arborée de pins, chênes et oliviers, mas de 160m² sur 2 niveaux : Au RdC : Séjour/salon, cuisine ouverte équipée. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. SdE. WC indépendant. A l'étage : 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers…

Mas Des Poulains
B&B

Mas Des Poulains

Eygalières

At the heart of Provence, on an area of three hectares, beautiful Provençal countryhouse. Another gite on site. Quarter horse breeding on the domain. For a stay longer than 2 nights, reduction of 10% in mid season, 25% in low season (excluding public and school holidays). Evening meal every day…

Lavande
Holiday rental

Lavande

Eygalières

In a peaceful, primitive setting at the base of the Alpilles. Gite features lovely Provencal décor amid pinewood and scrubland on 5,000 m² of enclosed shared grounds. One gite and 2 seasonal furnished rental properties on site. Sleeping area with skylight (2 single beds). Shared swimming pool…

Amelie
Holiday rental

Amelie

Eygalières

Au pied des Alpilles dans le joli village d'Eygalières, à 300 m du centre, maison indépendante de plain-pied de 90 m² à la décoration agréable. Salon/Séjour. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LL, LV, MO). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. 1 chambre avec 2 lits/1 pers jumelables (90x200). SdE.…

Villa Le Malanka
Holiday rental

Villa Le Malanka

Eygalières

Villa construite en 2014 située à 200 m du centre du village d'Eygalières. Jardin et piscine chauffée, abri de jardin. Connexion internet et wifi.

CHAMBRES D'HôTES DU CONTRAS
B&B

CHAMBRES D'HôTES DU CONTRAS

Eygalières

5 rooms in a restored farmhouse on a quiet working farm with a beautiful view of the Alpilles. Hiking in the vicinity. Parking. Picnics. Unfenced garden with garden furniture and shade trees. Access via an outside staircase to 3 double 1st fl bedrms each with private shower rm with WC. Guests'…

Les Oliviers
Campsite

Les Oliviers

Eygalières

Charming camping site set in the village centre, close to shops. Country setting, quiet, at the foot of the Alpilles mountains. Pitches set amongst olive trees. Riding, tennis and GR6 hiking trail 500m away. Climbing site 5km away.

Things to do

Musée Maurice Pezet, musée d'histoire locale
Museum

Musée Maurice Pezet, musée d'histoire locale

Eygalières

Located in the Chapel of Penitents, it contains prehistoric and protohistoric evidence from the Eygalières region, including documents taken from communal and departmental archives dating from the Middle Ages and the modern era. Exhibition of old photographs and old agricultural tools.

Domaine d'Eole
Wines

Domaine d'Eole

Eygalières

Sur le plateau d’Eygalières, dans les Alpilles, un domaine né sous le signe du vent. Sous la houlette d’un œnologue allemand passionné, on y fait des vins qui célèbrent la rencontre du soleil, de la terre et de l’air.

Mas de Gourgonnier
Wines

Mas de Gourgonnier

Mouriès

A mi-chemin entre Arles et Salon, un vieux mas du XVIIIe siècle qui cultive l’esprit Nature. La famille Cartier, propriétaire du Mas du Gourgonnier, a adopté la vigne il y a plus d’un demi-siècle. Avec un succès certain : ces vins comptent parmi les références de l’AOP Baux de…

Domaine de la Vallongue
Wines

Domaine de la Vallongue

Eygalières

Aux confins de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence et d’Eygalières, au cœur de la chaîne des Alpilles, un domaine en plein renouveau. Une rencontre avec une équipe de passionnés qui s’impose.

Château Romanin
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Château Romanin

Saint Rémy de Provence

Fruit de la Terre, du Soleil... et de la lune Une barre de lumière aux mille et un replis, au coeur des Alpilles, la dernière montagne avant la mer Méditerranée. Sur le versant nord, entre Saint-Rémy-de-Provence et Eygalières, le hasard de la nature a dessiné un “V” triomphant. Une…

L'Olivette
Olives - Huiles d'olives

L'Olivette

Eygalières

Petite exploitation à Eygalières au cœur des Alpilles, l'Olivette mène l'ensemble de sa production en Agriculture Biologique. Les oliveraies sont situées dans la zone d'Appellation d'Origine Protégée de la Vallée des Baux de Provence, gage de qualité, de savoir-faire et d'authenticité.…

Chapelle Saint Sixte
Monument

Chapelle Saint Sixte

Eygalières

The chapel is located on a rocky knoll 1 km from the village, near a spring, and was constructed in the 12th century on the site of an ancient sanctuary. A pilgrimage on Easter Tuesday, in honour of Pope Sixtus, still continues today. Mass is celebrated there weekly in summer.

Where to eat

La Bastide d'Eygalières
Cuisine de Provence

La Bastide d'Eygalières

Eygalières

Set at the end of a long driveway, this picture-postcard bastide conjures up images of eternal Provence: blue shutters opening onto a large pool and lavender flowering against a backdrop of pale-honey stone. The hotel’s little restaurant regales guests with fresh, Provencal and often organic…

La Table des Alpilles
Food guide restaurant

La Table des Alpilles

Aureille

La Tables Des Alpilles, située à Aureille dans le département des Bouches-du-Rhône (13) et toute l'équipe du restaurant vous accueillent dans leur établissement. Dans un cadre moderne, chaleureux et très convivial, venez savourer des formules et des recettes semi-gastronomiques faites…

Sous les micocouliers
Food guide restaurant

Sous les micocouliers

Eygalières

Good restaurants with reasonable prices have become a rarity in this coveted corner of the Alpilles. But this is one of them: chef Pierre-Louis Poize (ex Ducasse and Robuchon) offers a creative seasonal menu, featuring delicious combinations with as duck and winter fruits, chestnut and celery,…

Inspirations

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Sardines

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The siesta

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