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)
Welcome to the capital of the Alpilles and one of the oldest cities in France! About twenty kilometers from Avignon, Saint-Rémy is an elegant little town, an attractive center for artists and personalities, which seduces for its art of living. It's a safe bet that the charm of this typical southern city will not leave you indifferent. It is also the ideal starting point for visiting Provence.
Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Les Baux-de-Provence, perched on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Alpilles, is surrounded by breathtaking panoramic landscapes. Its pretty cobbled streets, shaded squares, museums and rich historical heritage make it one of the most visited tourist sites in the region.
At the foot of the Alpilles chain and a few kilometers from Baux-de-Provence, Maussane is a pleasant village which stretches out in a valley in the middle of olive groves. Center of olive production, it has some historical curiosities and offers visitors typical Provence activities.
Nestled in the heart of the protected natural park of the Alpilles, this charming village has retained its authenticity. From the top of this perch, a breathtaking panorama of olive groves, green valleys and vineyards awaits you. Eygalières also has magnificent private residences that can be rented for a summer.
Paradou, locally called Le Paradou, is a small medieval town full of charm located between Les Baux-de-Provence and Maussane-les-Alpilles, at the foot of the Alpilles chain. It is the Provençal village par excellence! It is good to stop there, to discover its rich past and to taste its sweetness of life.
This small picturesque village, located in the heart of the Alpilles and surrounded by hills, olive groves and vineyards, is the first olive-growing commune in France. It is also a typical Provençal town where life is good. For lovers of calm and authenticity in search of nature, and gourmets wishing to know more about southern gastronomy.