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The Alpilles

From Maillane, the village of Frédéric Mistral, to the dazzling site of Les Baux de Provence, from the waves of pale rock to the countryside given over to vineyards and olive groves, the Alpilles alone could sum up all the charms and myths of inland Provence. In just a few kilometres, on the way to Mouriès, Eygalières, Fontvieille, Maussane or Saint Rémy, the "capital", all the landscapes and architecture of the Alpilles come into view.

An olive grove dotted with poppies, a pine forest crowned by a ridge of rock, an 18th-century farmhouse, a village square shaded by ancient plane trees, the azure blue sky where swifts meet... Mistral spoke of a "belvedere of glory and legends", Daudait made it the setting for his fragrant tales and the Alpilles still resembles the nativity scenes of Santons.


Things to see and do

From village to village, from the Château of the medieval town of Les Baux-de-Provence to the Oppidum des Caisses de Jean-Jean, discover the must-see places and sites that are sure to make you fall in love with the Alpilles.

  • The Alpilles tourist route

  • Les Baux de Provence, awarded the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" label

  • Alphonse Daudet's mill in Fontvieille

  • The ancient city of Glanum in Saint Rémy de Provence

  • The Saint-Sixte Chapel in Eygalières

  • The Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence