Situated between Arles and Avignon, the Alpilles mountain range offers sweet scents of thyme and rosemary in the heart of its limestone setting. Breathtaking landscapes, colourful markets, typical villages and delicious local products, this is a region not to be missed during your stay in Provence!
What makes this Region special
The Alpilles massif is an enchanting site in a limestone setting. From the top of its chain of hills, you will admire luxurious nature between garrigues and forests and its incredible cultural heritage. The sites of Glanum and the Antiques in Saint-Rémy de Provence, the citadel of Baux de Provence and the quarries of light are all places to discover during your stay in Provence.
Well Known Villages in the Alpilles Display all (9)
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 ...
Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les-Baux-de-Provence is perched on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Alpilles. Surrounded by breath-taking panoramic landscapes of the Alpilles and thousand-year-old olive trees Les Baux de Provence is truly special. Pretty cobbled streets, shaded squares, museums and the superb stone fortress are undoubtedly some of the essential attractions of 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. 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 !
A small picturesque village located at the heart of the Alpilles surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards. There is a strong tradition for olive oil production; the largest production in France with over 80 000 olive trees. They have many different varieties of olives; Aglandau, Verdale, Grossane, Salonenque to name a few and benefit from one of the very few olive oil AOC’s “Les Baux de Provence”.