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Les Baux de Provence

In the heart of the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop.

What you need to know about Les Baux de Provence

In the heart of the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop, Les Baux is crowned by historical castle ruins which overlook the plains to the south. les Baux is known to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. Its name refers to its site: in Provençal, a bauç is a rocky spur.

With its architectural heritage, beautiful landscapes and Provencal traditions, Les Baux is a delightful village to experience.

Though the village can be quite touristy and is only accessible by foot, it is very pleasant in the summer for a morning or late afternoon visit.

Bakeries / Bread Shops

In the surrounding (4,5Km away) :

Weekly Market

There is no weekly market in Les Baux. The closest market is in Mausanne les Alpilles (4,5 Km away) every Thursday morning.


Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.


There is no supermarket in Les Baux de Provence. The nearest supermarkets are:

Intermarché Google Map
11 impasse de la 1ère DFL - ZA de la Gare, St Remy de Provence
Open from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Closed on Sundays

U Express Google Map
48 av. Durand Maillan, St Remy de Provence
Open 7 days a week 7:30AM to 8:00PM

Intermarché Fontvieille Google Map
14 Cours Alphonse Daudet, 13990 Fontvieille
Open 7 days a week 8 :30AM to 7:30PM and Sunday 8 :30AM to 1PM


Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

Le Mas de la dame
Mas de la Dame, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel :(0)4 90 54 32 24

Mas St Berthe
Chemin Départemental 27 Route des Baux, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel :(0)4 90 54 39 01

Olive Oil

Le Moulin de Castelas
Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel: (0)4 90 54 50 86
Open 7 days a week to visit the mill and taste olive oil
Monday to Friday from 8 :30AM to 6.30PM
Saturday, Sunday from 10AM to 1PM and 2.30PM to 6 :30PM

Areas of Interest

The castle
It covers an area of 7 hectares and is one of the most impressive locations in France. When visiting, you will discover breathtaking panoramic views of Provence landscapes all the way to Aix, Arles and beyond. Discover the history of the Lords of Les Baux and their mediaeval fortress, the Sarrazine and Paravelle Towers, the dovecote, the castle chapel and the Chapel of St. Blaise, the former Quiqueran Hospital and much more.

To make it even more magical, several special events for all ages are organized in the summertime.

Château des Baux de Provence 13520 Les Baux de Provence
Tel: (0)4 90 54 55 56
Open 7 days a week, from 9:30 to 7PM in April, May and June, from 9 :30 to 8PM in July and August
(last visit an hour before the closing time)

Les carrieres de lumières
In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” in Les Baux de Provence host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world.

The 2017 exhibition invites you to explore the unbridled imagination of the animated paintings of Bosch, Brueghel and Arcimboldo. 

Open 7 days a week, April, May, June, September October from 9:30AM to 7:00PM, July and August from 9:30AM to 7:30PM
Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence (last visit starts an hour before the closing time)
Tel : (0)4 90 54 47 37

The Yves Brayer Museum
Open every day after the 30th of June, from 10:00 to 12:30 and 2 :00 to 6 :30PM
Place Francois Herain, 13520 Les Baux de Provence
Tel: (0)4 90 54 36 99

The Santons museum
Place Louis Jou, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel :(0)4 90 54 34 03

Villas for rent near Les Baux de Provence


Vacation Rentals at La Citadelle

La Citadelle

€5450-7850 / week.

La Citadelle is set in a spectacular location, walking distance from the famed village of Les Baux de Provence. Incredible panoram...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 3
Vacation Rentals at Mas de Belleroche

Mas de Belleroche

€6700-10350 / week.

Situated just below Les Baux de Provence, with stunning views, this renovated property offers a peaceful setting and easy access t...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5
Vacation Rentals at L'Aqueduc


€9450-13450 / week.

Splendid 17th Century farmhouse set near the famous Les-Baux-de-Provence. Impeccably remodeled to modernize without losing authent...

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.