The Alpilles are the perfect destination.
Each village has its own charm, history and assets.
Discover breathtaking landscapes that inspired the greatest artists.
Walk along the tops of the mountain ranges, climb the hills, experience local festivals and enjoy sunny Provençal cuisine.
Saint-Rémy de-Provence is a magical place where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, the light and beauty of which enchanted Vincent van Gogh and so many other artists. It englobes all the charm of the Provençal way of life, thus attracting numerous celebrities and anonymous people seeking to recharge their batteries.
Nestled in the hollow of its white stone quarries, Fontvieille bears the name of a discreet water source. Fontvieille is a land of mills: old, no longer operative windmills made famous by Alphonse Daudet and the ruins of the Roman watermills of Barbegal, as well as still producing olive oil and flour mills.
Located in an authentic and protected setting, Mouriès is the first olive-growing village in France with more than 90.000 olive trees.
While arriving at the foot of the village, the eye is immediately drawn to the top of its rocky peak which offers a magnificent panorama of the Alpilles.
Saint-Étienne-du-Grès is a small, picturesque village located at the foot of the Alpilles, a few minutes from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and very close to Arles. The eastern part of the village is home to beautiful old mansions and restored farmhouses, surrounded by landscaped parks.
Nestled in the heart of the Alpilles, Aureille is a peaceful and charming village surrounded by nature, lying at the foot of the Opies, the highest peak of the massif (492m).
The ruins of the castle, dating from the 12th century, dominate the village and provide a bird eye’s view over the Crau Plains.
As an ancient medieval village established at the foot of the fortress of Les-Baux- de-Provence, Le Paradou represents all the charm of Provence in miniature. Its name comes from the Provençal water mills formerly operated by the weavers on the Arcoule river.
Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles is the smallest village in the Provence, situated in the northern area of the Alpilles, at the foot of a beautiful hill towards Arles and the Montagnette mountain chain.
A lovely walk along Chemin de Rousty will take you to the old Roman road that once linked Saint-Étienne-du-Grès to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
The prestigious medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, perched on a rocky spur overlooking sumptuous thousand-year-old landscapes scattered with vines and olive trees, belongs to the select circle of the most beautiful villages (“Plus Beaux Villages”) in France.