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.
What makes this Village specialProvence is famous for its magnificent landscapes and highly appreciated for its gastronomy. Perched on a rocky outcrop, the village fits perfectly into its environment. Only the roofs of orange tiles allow to perceive it in the distance! Much of the old town is now in ruins, including its picturesque chateau, the Châteaux des Baux.
Points of interest - visits:
• The Château des Baux-de-Provence, listed as a historical monument
• The church of Saint Vincent des Baux
• The Saint Blaise Chapel to see the projection (Provence seen from the sky";
• The Santons Museum (free entry and free)
• The Hotel de Manville • The Porte d'Eyguières
• The Chapel of the White Penitents for its magnificent frescoes
• The Pavilion of Queen Jeanne, “temple of romantic love”
• The Chemin des Tremaïe, hiking trail 2km in 1 hour walk
• One of the many olive and wine estates in Les Baux
The Tourist Office, at the entrance to the village, only offers guided tours of the village, in French or English for groups and by reservation. An audioguide labeled “Tourism & Handicap” as well as a notebook in Braille or in enlarged characters is available free of charge for the public with disabilities. For a visit to the Château and the Carrières de Lumières, contact the tourist sites directly.
Events not to be missed:
• Audiovisual show at the Carrières de Lumières from early March to early January
• Entertainment at the Château on weekends, public holidays and school vacations from Easter to late August
• Temporary exhibition at the Yves Brayer museum • Observation walks birds with Frédéric, in February and December
• Aubade ceremony in the streets of the village, in the afternoon of December 24
• Midnight mass at Saint Vincent church
• Various family activities and workshops throughout the year (astrology, birds, santons…)
• Walk with Boucabelle and his goats from Rove, in April and May
• Le Chemin Paysan with Bruno