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Les Alpilles

The Regional Natural Park

An inspiration to Daudet, Mistral, and even Van Gogh, Les Alpilles stretch for about thirty kilometers, featuring a white limestone crest emerging just 490 meters above a sea of olive trees. Fontvieille and the Daudet Mill lead the way from the direction of Arles; to the north are Les Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, while Eygalières closes the procession of beautiful villages to the east.
Le Prieuré offers a roaming walk through several natural settings at the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Les Alpilles.

Travel Notebook

Mode of transport: Car – Departure from hotel

Duration: Full day – 119 kms
Number of stops: 6
Itinerary: Le Prieuré-Baumanière has prepared a suggested itinerary which you can personalize.

In summer, forest areas are more exposed to the risk of fire. Thus, to protect walkers and for the preservation of forest areas, access to natural spaces is regulated from June to September. Check during the summer period at 08 11 20 13 13 to be informed of the access conditions of the day or on the website of the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture or on the free MYPROVENCE ENVIE DE BALADE app (available on the App Store and Android Market)

Les Baux-de-Provence

An open-air museum in the heart of les Alpilles

A real eagle’s nest in the heart of Les Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence remains an essential Provençal stop that artists, artisans, and producers bring to life all year round. Men and nature have created this fantastic architecture of a stronghold above Les Alpilles.

Le conseil du Prieuré Don't miss a stop at Baumanière for a midday break.

Castle ruins

Perched on a rocky spur, they constitute one of the most beautiful historical sites in France. The castle offers an exceptional panorama over the Valley of Les Baux, the vineyards, and the olive fields, up to the sea. Over 7 hectares, let yourself be told the majestic history of these steep places. The life of the Castle is also punctuated by shows and events for all tastes: catapult shootings, crossbow firings, little knights' days, pony rides, or even medieval duels...

Holidays and school vacations, from April 14 to August 31.
Open every day of the year.
January, February, November, December: 10am-5pm
March, October: 9:30am-6:30pm
April, May, June, September: 9am-7pm
July and August: 9am-8pm

The authentic alleys

Then wander through the authentic alleys of Les Baux, encountering its prestigious and tumultuous past. About twenty monuments are classified as historical heritage. Be attentive, at every corner of the picturesque calades, magnificent architectural masterpieces await you.

Carrières de lumières

Open every day of the year.
January, March, November, December: 10am-6pm
April, May, July, September, October: 9:30am-7pm
July, August: 9:30am-7:30pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing

The Path of the Parks

Feeling like nature?
The Parks Path offers numerous walks in the heart of exceptional natural spaces. Set off on the Alpilles loop.

Start: Maison du Tourisme, Maussane-les-Alpilles
End: Maussane-les-Alpilles
Communes traversed: Maussane-les-Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence, Fontvieille, Paradou

Restaurant La Cabro d'Or

Frank and refined cuisine

Restaurant de la Reine Jeanne

A gourmet stop for a refreshing stay

Restaurant L'Oustau de Baumanière

Fine and authentic gastronomy


The four windmills

At the heart of the generous nature of Les Alpilles stand the four windmills of Fontvieille, immortalized by Alphonse Daudet in “Letters from My Mill.” The center of Fontvieille asserts its charm with its authentic character of quarry villages since antiquity, with its globally known white limestone, typical houses, old wells, and ancient streets to explore…

The Alphonse Daudet mill trail

Discover the marked trail, starting from the Tourist Office to the Château de Montauban, walking at the foot of the four windmills that inspired the author.

Duration: 1 hour

Château de Montauban and Daudet Museum

This superb late 18th-century gabled facade building, celebrated in the preface of "Letters from My Mill," was a place of serenity and tranquility for Alphonse Daudet. It houses the writer's museum and the exhibition "Fontvieille in Stories" with its thematic rooms on traditions.

The archaeological site & roman aqueducts

The archaeological site of La Meunière and the Roman aqueducts of Barbegal, these two wonderful unique remnants in Europe are testimonies of the history of water in Les Alpilles since ancient times.

Village center

From the troglodyte houses of the Quartier du Planet to the Old Fountain (which gave its name to the village) and the washhouse, passing by the abbots' tower...

Restaurant Le Patio

Inventive cuisine that highlights the delights of the region


A typical provençal village

Located on the southern slope of Les Alpilles, Maussane-les-Alpilles remains a typical Provençal village with a rural and pastoral vocation, preserving its charm and authenticity. Come and discover each season and its peculiarities. Spring with its verdant landscapes promises a nature-filled stay; summer with its procession of sunny images promises a festive stay; and finally, autumn, time of the authentic olive harvests, and winter, with its celebrations and gastronomy…

Le conseil du Prieuré Explore the "Maussane-les-Alpilles, secret between streams, fountains, and creeks" route. An unusual walk in the heart of architectural heritage shaped by the streams and fountains that compose its landscape. Both structured and at times wild, water will guide your visit for an intimate discovery of the village.

During the summer festivals, Camargue races, or abrivados, take the opportunity to taste the famous bull gardiane, a local specialty to be enjoyed with Camargue rice from the cereal plains.

For the rest of your walk, book your electric bike and pick it up at Maussane-les-Alpilles!

Bistrot Le Clos Saint Roch

Seasonal French dishes

Aux ateliers

A bistronomic cuisine full of colors and flavors

Restaurant Ou Ravi Provencau

Traditional and refined Provençal cuisine


The leading olive growing municipality in France

Mouriès is the leading olive growing municipality in France, with over 80,000 olive trees. It retains an authentic rural character.

For those who love walks, the Tourist Office offers kilometers of marked walking trails spilling over into other municipalities and loop circuits starting from the village.

• Discovery Circuit in Mouriès: here
• The Jean Jean Boxes: here
• Mouriès/Aureille, in the heart of an olive grove: here
• Bicycle Circuit Roquemartine/Mouriès: here

Le conseil du Prieuré In October, a foot race is organized, "la ronde des oliviers"; register quickly, as it is very popular!
Contact : 06 25 33 44 81


The most beautiful village of les Alpilles

Eygalières, considered the most beautiful village of Les Alpilles, is worth exploring on foot. You can park your car at the bottom of the village, next to the Saint-Laurent Church. Arm yourself with your camera and sunscreen to reach the top of the rocky peak. The view is spectacular. You can go from one monument to another: the Clock Tower, symbol of Eygalières’ independence, the Chapel of the Penitents, or the Tower of the Priory, now converted into a dovecote!

Restaurant Chez Paulette

Warm and seasonal cuisine


The art of Provençal living

The town embodies all the charm of Provençal life. Wander the shaded boulevards, the narrow streets of the historic center, and the small squares adorned with fountains. Explore the beautiful shops and art galleries. Enjoy the numerous café terraces and restaurants while appreciating local products.
This charming town will also introduce you to its rich historical past. Inhabited since 600 BC, the city of Glanum became an important Roman colony. By the end of the 19th century, Saint-Rémy began to attract painters, writers, and musicians like the composer Charles Gounod or Vincent Van Gogh, who spent the last years of his life here, leaving behind a dazzling trace of sunlight…

Archaeological site of Glanum

Inhabited from the 7th century BC, the city was Hellenized later and then became a prosperous Roman colony. Destroyed by barbarian invasions in 260, it was then abandoned. Rediscovered from 1920, you can still see, along the main street, the monuments that characterize Roman cities: temples, forum, basilica, baths, shops, and residential houses...

Do not miss, just across from the entrance to Glanum, the Mausoleum and the Arch of Triumph, nicknamed "Les Antiques." These monuments that marked the entrance are among the best-preserved Roman monuments in Provence.

Musée Estrine

An elegant 18th-century mansion, the museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary painting and a Van Gogh interpretation center.

Open every day except Monday
March and November: 2pm-5:30pm
April and October: 10am-12pm and 2pm-6pm / Wednesday continuous day
May, June, and September: 10am-6pm
July and August: 10am-6:30pm
Annual closure: December, January, and February

Standard price: 7€ / reduced: 5€

Nostradamus' birthplace

Remains of the house where Michel de Nostredame, known as Nostradamus, was born in 1503 and spent his youth before becoming the famous medical astrologer whose prophecies still intrigue!

Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery

The abbey, within which Van Gogh painted his famous Yellow Room, is a beautiful Romanesque cloister that traces the year the painter was interned there.

Open 7 days a week
From October 1 to March 31: 10:15am to 5:15pm (last entry 4:30pm)
From April 1 to September 30: 9:30am to 6:45pm (last entry 6:30pm)

Standard price: 5€ / reduced: 3.50€

Vincent Van Gogh route

A free 1km walking tour, about 1 hour through the landscapes that inspired Vincent Van Gogh. Marked by 19 reproductions of paintings done in Saint-Rémy, this walk takes you through the real and imaginative universe of the artist and the places he painted during his stay in this town that exudes Provence.

After your walk, refresh yourself in the shade of the chestnut trees on Place Favier. A 3-minute walk away, Rue Carnot hides a lovely fountain topped with a bust of Nostradamus.

Le Café de la place

An invitation to conviviality

Bistropizza Rocco

Italian cuisine

O Caprices de Mathias

Old-fashioned dishes in tune with the present

Le Château des Alpilles

Simple and refined cuisine with sunny flavors

La table d'Yvan

True Provençal cuisine full of lightness and simplicity