Located between the historic cities of Arles and Avignon, you’ll find the Alpilles chain is a land of sweet scents, of thyme and rosemary, in the heart of its limestone setting. Discover breath-taking landscapes, colourful markets, quintessential Provencal villages and scrumptious local products. This is a region not to be missed during your stay in Provence…
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Saint Rémy de Provence, a charming Provencal town in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, invites you to discover its riches: lifestyle, Roman remains and Provencal festivals. In the Provencal capital of the art of living where Nostradamus was born, you will find: gastronomy, local products, olive oil, vineyards "AOC Les Baux de Provence", handicrafts, the Provençal market , the artists, the charm of beautiful shops and art galleries, nature walks and hikes where you can breathe rosemary, thyme and wild sage, the places painted by Van Gogh, the Roman archaeological site of Glanum rocked by cicadas, traditions, festivals, and 300 days of sunshine a year ...
Said to be one of the prettiest villages in the whole of France, Les-Baux-de-Provence is certainly stunning with its hilltop location in the Alpilles, in Provence, Southern France. It overlooks exceptional landscapes on Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles and offers you panoramas to take your breath away. The immense and superb stone fortress is undoubtedly one of the must see attractions in Provence.
Maussane-les-Alpilles lies at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range, an area of natural beauty that is primed for enjoyable days in a traditional holiday home. With a varied array of outdoor activities and fantastic restaurants and the famous perched villages to visit making Maussane-les-Alpilles a great base to explore the delights of Provence.
Nestled in the heart of the protected natural park of the Alpilles you will discover a village that has preserved all its authenticity. From the top of its perch, the charming village of Eygalières dominates the graceful landscapes where fields of olive trees line the plain, and the vineyards on the horizon.The beautiful old houses of the village are built in local stone and stand in a row along the small winding streets. Eygalières has some of the most beautiful private residences that are available to rent as holiday homes. history of Eygalières is shrouded in the mists of time. The museum, located in Eygalières Chappelle des Penitents, attests to the presence of residents in Neolithic times, but historical times for Eygalières began around the 12th century when the church of St Laurent, and later a château were constructed at the top of the hill above the centre of the village. The 12th century chapel on the road to Orgon not far from the centre of the village of Eygalières was dedicated in 1222 to Sainte Sixte II, a pope of the early Christian church who was martyred by the Romans in 285 AD. Another church at the top of the hill commemorates St Sixte's successor, St Laurent, also executed by the Romans three days after the death of Sainte Sixte. St Laurent the patron saint of Eygalières, is revered in an annual procession through the village held on the Tuesday following Easter. Today, you are more likely to see chic Parisians and French celebrities looking for some relaxation in one of the south's most desirable locations. Only 10 kms from the busy town of Saint Rémy de Provence and 15 kms from Les Baux de Provence, Eygalières is an ideal village from which to base yourself.
Le Paradou is a charming little village situated between the Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range. Filled with beautifully restored holiday homes and colourful gardens. With its narrow, well-maintained streets, brightly painted shutters, restaurants decorated in Provençal style and tempting boutiques, Le Paradou is a glorious example of Provence at its best !
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