23km / 29min
Located on a rocky outcrop in the chain of Alpilles which overlooks 200 meters campaign around, les Baux de Provence is proud to be one of the most beautiful villages of France. The houses in the village raise their Roman tiles roofs pink or grey-pink, salmon-pink or beige, and the old white stone mixes with the Mediterranean vegetation forming a striking contrast.
The village is dominated by a vast medieval fortress in ruins today. The plateau Castle offers a splendid panorama on the vineyards and fields of olive trees to the sea, which has inspired many painters like Cezanne or Van Gogh.
Do not miss the “Carrieres de Lumieres”, a permanent show during which are projected large luminous images on stone walls of some of the huge galleries dug in the rock of Val-d’Enfer on the road to Maillane. The surface of the walls spans 4000 sqm. Each year has proposed a different theme.
For AOC olive oil from Baux de Provence valley, go to Maussane.