Montagnette – Boulbon, Abbaye de Saint-Michel de Frigolet

Boulbon, Graveson, Barbentane - Hike - Toute l'année

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 jewels: the arrows on the Saint-Michel de Frigolet Abbey and the charming medieval village of Boulbon. Hikers birders will enjoy de la faune ailée who found refuge in the limestone cliffs folds, while gastronomes cueilleront a few sprigs of thyme.

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Apps
Outings

Access to the Bouches-du-Rhône's hill chains, which are highly exposed to forest fires, is regulated according to the local weather conditions. Thanks to the mobile app 'My Provence Envie de Balade' and the special 0811 20 13 13 hotline, walkers benefit from real-time information and can set out with a peaceful mind.

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  • Towns visited

    Barbentane
    Graveson

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Distance

    14km

  • Duration

    1/2 day

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Slope

    350m

Nearby

  1. Le clos des cyprès

    B&B

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  2. M. et Mme Ranelli Alexandre

    B&B

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  3. Le Mas Des Oliviers 1

    Holiday rental

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  4. Mas D'esquirolly Alpilles

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

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.

La Bastide de Boulbon
Hotel

La Bastide de Boulbon

Boulbon

At the foot of the Montagnette, in the heart of the picturesque Provençal village of Boulbon, between Avignon, Les Baux, Saint Rémy de Provence, Pont du Gard, Arles ... just 5 km from the Frigolet Abbey, a renovated 1850's mansion converted into a charming hotel with modern comfortable rooms…

Le Clos De Bagalance
Holiday rental

Le Clos De Bagalance

Barbentane

On the heights of the village of Barbentane , between Avignon and the Alpilles , very nice house , completely independent , in an environment of oaks and pines on 1ha not fenced . Private pool ( 5x14m - depth 1.2 to 2 m) with safety cover , pool house (shower and toilet ) with garden furniture…

Mas Gratte-Semelle
B&B

Mas Gratte-Semelle

Tarascon

Le Mas se situe dans la campagne provençale entre Tarascon et Graveson. Adossé à la Montagnette, il fait face aux sublimes Alpilles. Une partie du Mas a été aménagée en petit maison douillette pour voyageurs et vacanciers. Situation géographique idéale.

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…

Le Mas Ferrand
B&B

Le Mas Ferrand

Graveson

Nineteenth century provencal farmhouse, 2 suites with 2 bedrooms and 2 fully equipped 60m2 lofts (private shady park, secure parking). Open all year round.

Le Saint Pons
Holiday rental

Le Saint Pons

Graveson

The Gîte 'Saint-Pons' is situated half-way between Avignon and Arles, in the country, very well fit-out, adjoining the owners' provencal house, with private courtyard of 200 sq.m. You can relax on the terrace in the shade of the hackberry and access to a the shared enclosed swiming-pool (11m x…

Le Mas des Amandiers
Hotel

Le Mas des Amandiers

Graveson

Logis of France, 3 fireplaces, 28 air-conditioned rooms wifi, TV, secure parking, heated pool.Opened from 15 March to 15 November and throughout the year on reservation.Independent restaurant on the site of the hotel.

Le clos des cyprès
B&B

Le clos des cyprès

Graveson

Near the centre of the village, and located at 6 km from Saint Rémy, 3 pretty bedrooms spirit cosy and comfortably equipped rooms overlooking the pool.The refined table will set aside you good time (dinner only on reservation)

Things to do

The Montagnette hills
Mountains

The Montagnette hills

Boulbon, Graveson, Tarascon, Barbentane

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…

Provence Quad Location
Bicycle hire

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…

Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet
Monument

Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet

Tarascon

Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey (12th-14th century), in the heart of the unspoilt landscape of La Montagnette, takes its name from the many thyme bushes ('ferigoulo' in Provençal) that dot the hills. In 1133, a community of St Augustine canons settled in Frigolet; the current heart of the…

Visite guidée de l'Abbaye de St Michel de Frigolet
Guided tour

Visite guidée de l'Abbaye de St Michel de Frigolet

Tarascon

L'Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet est située en pleine nature, sur la Montagnette, c'est un haut lieu spirituel depuis plus d'un millénaire. Au centre du Monastère, l'église Saint-Michel et le cloître nous plongent dans la pureté de l'art roman du XIIème siècle. Quelques salles entourant…

Liqueur de Frigolet
Producer

Liqueur de Frigolet

Tarascon

Liqueur produced with 30 different plants; traditional syrup.

Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud
Museum

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…

La ferme de Gratte-Semelle
Olive

La ferme de Gratte-Semelle

Tarascon

The magnificent orchards of Gratte-Semelle farm extend between Avignon and Tarascon, opposite the Alpilles and on the slopes of La Montagnette. This agricultural operation is perfectly suited to nature: human intervention without damaging the environment, maintenance and development of secured…

Musée du Patrimoine
Museum

Musée du Patrimoine

Eyragues

This museum exhibits items from the past donated by the people of Eyragues and others wanting these precious testimonies to be preserved for future generations. Regular temporary exhibitions.

Museum of perfumes
Guided tour

Museum of perfumes

Graveson

An enchanting journey into a magical place:-the building: a large Provencal of XIX century - his square of simple (plants aromatic garden experimental) - its stills and its essences, perfumer organ and its bottles - its mysterious and subtle scents of Provence and elsewhere — his garden table,…

Where to eat

Le Mas des Amandiers
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas des Amandiers

Graveson

At the foot of Montagnette, the Mas des Amandiers restaurant has had a completely fresh start, inspired by Elina Garbes and her team. Now open lunchtimes and evenings throughout the year, the restaurant has clearly opted for local clientele by offering four carefully-worked menus to delight food…

Le Romarin
Table 13

Le Romarin

Barbentane

Hidden away in the historic quarter of Barbentane, a magnificent Provencal village perched on the slopes of La Montagnette, "Le Romarin" really lives up to its name (Rosemary) with a menu that delves into the very roots of Provence (aubergine papetons, garlic salad, baked cod, courgette crumble,…

Inspirations

Tradition

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The siesta

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