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Thème : Visit - Auteur : Gerlinde (02/24/2023)
Les Baux- de- Provence, a small fortified village perched on a rocky outcrop of the Alpilles chain in Provence, is one of the most beautiful villages in France, as well as being a place steeped in culture and history, offering breathtking views.
Start your visit by exploring the medieval ruins of Château des Baux. This fortified castle is one of the oldest in France and offers a stunning view of the village and it’s surrounding area. Numerous music and theatre festivals are held here during the summer time.
After exploring the castle, you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the village and get a closer look at the traditional Provençal architecture. The charming stone houses are colourful and the narrow, winding alleys lead to small squares where you can linger and enjoy the view. Many interesting artists' workshop boutiques invite you to enter, may be that you’ll find unique souvenirs to take home.
The village of Les Baux- de- Provence is also known for its bauxite quarries, which once provided the material for the construction of the castle. Nowadays, these have become a popular destination where you can see the different stages of quarrying and even explore the caves.
In addition, those interested in art, culture and history should take a moment to visit the Picture Cathedral there. The unique combination of a historic site with hi-tech projection technology offers a fascinating visual and audio experience. The best time to visit is during the summer months, when the open-air performances are very popular. Furthermore, special performances with a surprising staging are also organised during the year-end festive seasons such as Christmas and the New Year. The magical atmosphere of this place is amazing and remains an unforgettable experience.
Last but not least, Les Baux- de- Provence is also a referece for gourmets. Very good restaurants will agreably surprise your palate with traditional Provençal dishes. According to this, don’t miss the opportunity to taste the local products around such as olives, olive oil, wine and cheese.
Those for whom history, culture and nature are important are also in the right place here, as it allows foreign tourists to increase their knowlede of the rich provencal values. So grab the chance to visit this beautiful village during your next visit to France.
Moreover, if you look to stay very close to this fabulous place Les Baux-de-Provence, we have a range of holiday homes nearby to make your holiday even more pleasant. These homes offer captivating views of the surrounding area and allow you to enjoy your own private space while being just minutes away from the activities of the village. The houses are equipped with all modern amenities that grant you a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Enjoy the beautiful Provence countryside while being close to all the cultural and gastronomic opportunities that Les Baux- de- Provence has to offer. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to book your ideal holiday home.