The Montagnette hills

Boulbon, Graveson, Tarascon, Barbentane - Mountains

La Montagnette is an isolated mountain with well-defined contours, located in the extreme north-west of the department.
La Montagnette is a low-altitude mountain (150 m), but with rather steep slopes, particularly on its eastern and western faces where slopes prohibit access by roads. This mountain is also marked by a series of hills and valleys generally oriented north-west / south-east, parallel to the axis of the mistral wind as the valley plain was often occupied by estates with their associated crops. La Montagnette includes the departmental roads D81 and D35.
Located in the climatic area of the Lower Rhone, La Montagnette is characterised by mild average annual temperatures (14°C) and a relatively low rainfall (650 mm / year), characteristic of the Provençal Mediterranean climate. At the mouth of the Rhone Valley, this mountain is also strongly under the influence of the mistral wind, which blows regularly throughout much of the year.
Maintaining important agricultural and pastoral activities, La Montagnette has a relatively low rate of afforestation (30%). The forest populations, mainly located in northern face of the mountain (Barbentane), consist mainly of pine trees (rare deciduous Barbentane and Frigolet populations). The dominant vegetation types are the rosemary, rockrose or Kermes oak (60%) scrubland and the remaining open area hosts crops.
Instead of the traditional walk through Avignon, La Montagnette is particularly popular with the public throughout the year. This is the case of the two ZAPEF present on this mountain: the Barbentane to the north and at the centre, and the Abbey of Saint- Michel de Frigolet, busy on the weekend (300,000 visitors in 2000).
This peak is explained amongst others by the quality of the site, La Montagnette being integrally inscribed with the presence also of several historical monuments. …

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    La Montagnette

  • Surrounding cities

    Barbentane
    Boulbon
    Graveson
    Tarascon

Outings

Montagnette – Boulbon, Abbaye de Saint-Michel de Frigolet
Hike

Montagnette – Boulbon, Abbaye de Saint-Michel de Frigolet

Boulbon

Located north-west of the Bouches du Rhône, the hillock is a concentrate of Provence, it offers on a reduced scope, of rocky cliffs, slopes covered with aromatic herbs, and thrive where hidden valleys, olive, almond and apricot trees... The Montagnette also invite hikers to explore his heritage…

Nearby

  1. MAS D'ARVIEUX - Marie-Pierre et Christian Billmann

    B&B

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  2. La Bastide de Boulbon

    Hotel

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  3. Le Mas Des Oliviers 1

    Holiday rental

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  4. Mas Gratte-Semelle

    B&B

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Where to stay

Le Balcon
Holiday rental

Le Balcon

Tarascon

Dans un mas provençal, bel appartement indépendant de 95m². Jardin fleuri et piscine.Le tout clôturé.

La Montagnette
Holiday rental

La Montagnette

Barbentane

The Mazet offers weekly or night rentals of furnished apartments and 1 guest room. Located in the heart of the Alpilles, in Barbentane in Provence halfway between Avignon, Saint Rémy,... During your stay, you can benefit from the laundry room (washing machine and dryer), common to the tenants. A…

Soleil et Romarin
B&B

Soleil et Romarin

Boulbon

Au coeur du village et au pied du château, Soleil et Romarin vous propose ses deux chambres atypiques et colorées. L'accueil est simple et chaleureux. Tout a été pensé pour que vous passiez un séjour tranquille et confortable. Chambre chez l'habitant.

Raio de Sol Provence
B&B

Raio de Sol Provence

Graveson

Au centre du village de Graveson, Nous vous accueillons au premier étage de notre propriété dans un jardin calme et ombragé . Parking fermé.

Mas Albert
Holiday rental

Mas Albert

Graveson

Between St Rémy and Avignon, small Provençal country cottage on the same level, independent in the countryside, on a semi closed ground. In front of apple trees run in organic, terrace (65 m ²) with garden furniture and sunshades, in front of the above-ground privative swimming pool (15/06 -…

L'Olivier
Holiday rental

L'Olivier

Graveson

In the countryside, on an organic farm (fruits and vegetables), gite adjoining another gite but well separated. Private 500 m² courtyard fully closed, terrace 33 m² under pergola with garden furniture.On the ground floor : kitchen (oven, microwave) open to the living room, dining area, sofa bed…

Gîte Saint Michel
Holiday rental

Gîte Saint Michel

Boulbon

Gîte rural sur l'exploitation agricole.

MAS D'ARVIEUX - Marie-Pierre et Christian Billmann
B&B

MAS D'ARVIEUX - Marie-Pierre et Christian Billmann

Tarascon

Superb building at the foot of Montagnette, a few minutes from Saint-Michel-de-Frigolet Abbey. Quiet property with swimming pool and shady garden.

Domaine de Fontbelle
B&B

Domaine de Fontbelle

Graveson

Le Domaine de Fontbelle est un mas daté du XVeme siècle, niché au milieu de 16 hectares dont 14 plantés d'oliviers. Bienvenue chez Florence et Pascal. L'environnement de la maison est particulièrement soigné, vous n'aurez que l'embarras du choix entre l'espace piscine (cloturée - 11 m x 5…

Things to do

Les Figuières du Mas de Luquet
Producer

Les Figuières du Mas de Luquet

Graveson

More than 35 years ago in Graveson, Francis et Jacqueline Honoré decided to bring to life their passion for figs. Their operation specialises in growing and processing this fruit. Jam, nectar, chutney and syrup are just some of the culinary creations which will delight gourmets. Our family-run…

Earl St Michel
Producer

Earl St Michel

Boulbon

Vente sur les marchés de producteur de notre production d'abricots, cerises, pêches nectarines, poires, pommes. Gîte rural sur l'exploitation

Provence Quad Location
Outdoor leisure

Provence Quad Location

Graveson

Adult and child mountain bike rental. Organisation of quad biking tours and tastings accompanied by a state-certified guide. Discover the Baux de Provence Valley and the Alpilles. Accessible to all with a driver’s license and a minimum of 6 years for passengers. 1-3 hour or half day tours for…

Chapelle Saint Marcellin
Monument

Chapelle Saint Marcellin

Boulbon

The bottle procession takes place in Saint Marcellin Chapel on 1 June every year. On this day, all male residents of Boulbon go to the Chapel carrying a bottle of wine. After the Provençal service, the bottles are blessed. Each participant can then have a sip of wine, while the village police…

Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud
Cultural place

Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud

Graveson

The Auguste Chabaud Regional Museum presents a permanent collection of works by this Provençal artist from the first half of the 20th century. He was a companion of Matisse and the Fauvists whose subjects included the landscapes of the Alpilles and La Montagnette, everyday life in the villages…

Cultural space of Graveson
Cultural place

Cultural space of Graveson

Graveson

Graveson has this year for a 500-seat concert hall

Liqueur de Frigolet
Producer

Liqueur de Frigolet

Tarascon

Liqueur produced with 30 different plants; traditional syrup.

Claude Altiero -  Ferronerie d'Art
Craftsman

Claude Altiero - Ferronerie d'Art

Tarascon

C'est au nord de Tarascon que Claude Altiero, ferronnier d'Art, a installé son atelier. Le jardin qui accueille le public est à lui seul un espace d'exposition de tout ce qui peut constituer un ornement en fer forgé: treilles, grilles et portails aux savantes volutes. Mais c'est dans le…

Earl Font de Bernard
Producer

Earl Font de Bernard

Boulbon

Du mois de mai à octobre, nous produisons des fruits que nous vous proposons sur les marchés de producteurs du Vaucluse. Depuis cette année, en automne et au printemps, nous cultivons des légumes en agriculture biologique que vous pouvez retrouver dans les magasins d'alimentation bio de la…

Where to eat

Les Arènes
Cuisine de Provence

Les Arènes

Graveson

Fresh seasonal produce, speciality AOC bulls' meat. Organisation of evening events from 30 people. Takeaway dishes. Open for lunch only; closed on Saturdays.

Inspirations

Quince

Quince

A story that will make you turn to jelly...

As yellow as sunshine and as warm as a winter fireplace... The quince isn't very pretty, but the people of Provence love it. You could even say that a passion has been born between this irregular-shaped fruit, somewhat resembling a dented, rustic pear and our lovers of jams, jellies and pastes.

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Tradition

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!

The siesta

The siesta

Lifestyle

Provence… the perfect place to relax and chill out

Rosé

Rosé

Lifestyle

Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.