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).

Information provided by Provence Tourisme

  • 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

    Flavours of Provence

Outings

Alpilles – Orgon, at the gateway to the Alpilles, Notre Dame de Beauregard
Hike

Alpilles – Orgon, at the gateway to the Alpilles, Notre Dame de Beauregard

Orgon

On the threshold of the Alpilles, facing the Durance plain, the village of Orgon watches over a superb environment. Unusual, the route travels first through the old Orgon, popular village houses tightened under rocks and access controlled by fortified gateways, whose existence is not etc. Since…

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. Lou Bagna

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  4. Amandier

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Where to stay

Mas Du Jardin
Holiday rental

Mas Du Jardin

Eygalières

Independent old farmhouse out of site, no adjoining rental in the countryside with 6000 m² garden. On the ground floor: living room, separate equipped kitchen. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. Toilet. 1st floor: 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and bathroom with toilet attached to each room. Garden…

Le Mas Quérencia
Holiday rental

Le Mas Quérencia

Eygalières

Un véritable petit bijou au pied du village d'Eygalières... Mazet en pierres apparentes, sur terrain clos de 1900 m², arboré et fleuri, pins et lauriers roses, lavandes et gazon, chambre indépendante sur le terrain, deux terrasses ombragées. Piscine privative chauffée et sécurisée (volet…

Oliviers
Holiday rental

Oliviers

Eygalières

Le Mas de St-Andiol est situé tout proche de St-Remy de Provence, aux pieds des Alpilles et de la Montagnette. Aux portes du Lubéron, c'est le point de chute idéal pour découvrir la Provence et ses plus beaux trésors, à quelques kilomètres seulement... Le Maset des Oliviers est un duplex…

Lou Jas Félicien
Holiday rental

Lou Jas Félicien

Aureille

In the small village of Aureille in the Alpilles moutains, charming independant gite on a closed yard (25 m²) with garden furniture, facing sports facilities.Entirely on the ground floor, you enter the main room : sitting area with sofa bed (2 persons), flat screen TV. Integrated quality kitchen…

L'atelier D'eugene 2
Holiday rental

L'atelier D'eugene 2

Aureille

Villa neuve tout confort, composée de 2 appartements indépendants, un de 6 personnes et un autre de 4 personnes, sans vis à vis, peut être loué séparé de Septembre à Juin (pour les tarifs contacter le propriétaire ) entièrement équipés, clim, TV, wifi, cuisine équipée, frigo,…

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.

Sejour Aux Pieds Des Alpilles
Holiday rental

Sejour Aux Pieds Des Alpilles

Aureille

Itué à 1,5 km du village historique de Saint Rémy de Provence et à 15 mn du fabuleux site des Baux de Provence, Le Mas des Abricots a bénéficié d'une restauration alliant l'âme de la maison traditionnelle provençale au charme du contemporain. Tout a été pensé et soigné dans le…

Mas du Moulin
Holiday rental

Mas du Moulin

Eygalières

In a beautiful environment of green campaign, charming building with the cottage on the ground floor, semi-detached with the owners.Pool 18 x 9 (from 10/06 to 30/09 - till 9 at night), tennis court (synthetic coating).Entry by a South oriented sas, giving access to the kitchen/dining area :…

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…

Things to do

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 Provence.…

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 oenologue allemand passionné, on y fait des vins qui célèbrent la rencontre du soleil, de la terre et de l'air.

Château Romanin
Wines

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…

Domaine de Lauzière
Wines

Domaine de Lauzière

Mouriès

Niché au creux d'un vallon intact des Alpilles, au Sud-Est de la vallée des Baux de Provence, le Domaine de Lauzières s'étend sur 31 hectares de vignes, 25 hectares d'oliviers et 23 de garrigue. C'est de ce fabuleux terroir argilo-calcaire que Christophe Pillon, propriétaire-récoltant, et…

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.

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.

Domaine des Terres Blanches
Wines

Domaine des Terres Blanches

Saint Rémy de Provence

Noël Michelin created the Domaine des Terres Blanches at the foot of the Alpilles in 1970. From the outset, this pioneer of organic cultivation has used production methods which make his wine a completely natural product with no added yeast or other additives. Guillaume Rérolle has now taken…

L'Olivette
Olives - Huiles d'olives

L'Olivette

Eygalières

Petite exploitation à Eygalières au coeur 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.…

Musée Maurice Pezet, musée d'histoire locale
Cultural place

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.

Where to eat

Le Lézard gourmand
Cuisine de Provence

Le Lézard gourmand

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…

L'aubergine
Food guide restaurant

L'aubergine

Eygalières

La cuisine du Bistrot de l'Aubergine a la couleur et la saveur du Sud. Colorée et savoureuse, laissez vous surprendre par les spécialités de son Chef cuisinier Alex Montagnaro. Au coeur du village, découvrez ce lieu agencé et décoré avec beaucoup de charme. Sa terrasse ombragée aux…

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,…

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…

Inspirations

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

The Sea Urchin

The Sea Urchin

Terroir

According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Tradition

Christmas festivities, culture and tradition in the land of the 'Santon' figurine

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...