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Thème : Visit - Auteur : Gerlinde (02/28/2019)
If the Bouches-du-Rhône department is a must-see part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, the Alpilles are its crowning glory! A gem of still-wild nature, this range of limestone hills, reaching an altitude of 498 metres, presents a panorama to take your breath away.
Situated in the heart of Provence, the Alpilles take their name from the Alps, and they are a continuation of the Alps extending to the Luberon. You could think yourself in a corner of paradise, running from Mount Ventoux to the Cévennes, and from the Camargue to Mount Sainte-Victoire.
On your way to the most beautiful villages of the Alpilles, travel back in time along the picturesque alleyways of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. You will love the little squares adorned with fountains, the ruined former ramparts, the city gates and the private mansions. Discover the beauty of the rich architectural heritage of Les Baux-de-Provence, its ‘Quarry of Lights’ on the remains of a former stone pit. Let yourself be taken in by the authentic charm of the Daudet windmill at Fontvieille.
The Alpilles are about the outdoor life too, high up in the heart of the mountains. If you are tempted to try an unforgettable sporting experience, pull on your best hiking shoes and walk the Alpilles ridge. Let the raw beauty of the arching holly oaks and rugged rockfaces surprise you. Don’t forget to gather some wild thyme along the way, to drink as an infusion or to garnish your dishes.
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