The Bouches du Rhône are surprising by the diversity of landscapes and Provençal cultures that they offer. Because it is the chain of the Alpilles with the magnificent village of Baux de Provence, the Côte Bleue to the Calanques with its coves and turquoise waters, the wild and unspoiled Camargue but also the unmissable cities of Marseille, Aix en Provence and Arles whose known historical and cultural heritage is unmissable.
What makes this Region specialNorth of the Bouches du Rhône, between Luberon and Camargue, the Alpilles massif is extremely popular. Its small roads winding along the olive groves, its perched villages and its many castles offer its visitors a timeless experience. Located in the middle of the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, the town of Saint Remy de Provence, it is the small capital of the Alpilles, where the sun always shines. Nestled between Marseille and Cassis, the Calanques, where small creeks follow one another, are a pure wonder of nature.
To visit absolutely .. by way of the sea or by the marked out paths… .the experience remains unforgettable! In the west of the department, the Camargue is a true natural paradise, still preserved, classified as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco and a Regional Natural Park. Incredibly exotic, we love it for its unique heritage with its long deserted beaches, its many flamingos, its gypsy culture, its atmosphere with its bulls, its white horses, its rice fields, its ponds, its endless horizons ... it has its own character and it remains unique!
Finally, known among other things, for its Old Port, the canebière, its bouillabaisse and the authentic and cosmopolitan district of Le Panier, Marseille, the 2nd city of France, is established as the capital of the South, full of effervescence, creativity, artistic and cultural. Beside it, Aix en Provence, city of art, city of water, with its architectural riches is the city where life is good. Cours Mirabeau, the welcoming terraces of its cafes, the Rotonde fountain and the many small shops inexorably seduce those who take the time to linger there. It is the Provence of the painter Cézanne and Marcel Pagnol where one can easily imagine the famous card game with César. It is also the Provence of one of the greatest French couturiers, of international renown, Christian Lacroix. A Provence with a thousand facets which one can only fall in love with, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists.
Well Known Villages in the Bouches-du-Rhône Display all (12)
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 ...
Les Baux de Provence
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.
The beauty of Aix-en-Provence, city of Art, can be discovered while strolling. During your walks around the famous Cours Mirabeau shaded by its vault of plane trees. The squares adorned with fountains are so many enchanting places to discover during your wanderings. It is the city of the painter Cézanne, whose Aix countryside inspired some of the greatest Impressionist masterpieces.
Arles, Capital city of the Camargue region, the meeting place for photography, music and bullfights… A city of art and history with its ancient city center and roman monuments.
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”.