Les Baux-de-Provence, Alpilles
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.
What makes this village special?
Begin your discovery of this medieval city with a stroll through its narrow streets. The charm operates immediately! You will discover charming townhouses and hotels there. The castle is classified as a historical monument. The keep, the troglodyte houses, the dovecote, the chapel, the windmill and the Saracen tower are still visible. In the Saint-Blaise church, a film recounts the history of the village. The Saint-Vincent church, from the 12th century and partly troglodyte, has magnificent modern stained glass windows by Max Ingrand, donated by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to the town. Other buildings dot the village: the Hôtel du Porcelet from the 16th century , now the Yves-Brayer museum, the chapel of the White Penitents, from the 17th century , or the chapel of Saint-Blaise, etc.
Don't miss the delicious Santons museum with its 400 emblematic figurines of Provence! A discovery and a real delight!
The must-see site is that of the Carrières de Lumière, which offers exceptional audiovisual shows on walls 14 meters high and over 7,000 square meters, with 100 video projectors and more than 27 speakers. The opportunity to immerse yourself in a very unique artistic universe. An experience that will delight young and old!
The village is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. To leave without having tasted the wines and the olive oil would be a shame!
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The Most Beautiful Villages of France is a French association created in 1982 in order to promote the tourist arguments of small rural communes rich in a quality heritage . Today, the association has 164 villages spread over 14 regions and 70 departments.
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