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Paradou & Maussane

Paradou and Maussane are small villages near Les Baux de Provence with charm and a host of cafés, shops and restaurants.

What you need to know about Paradou & Maussane

Surrounded by fields of olive trees, Massuane is known for exceptional olive oil. Enjoy locally made tape-nade, goat cheese and wine while dining outside on a cafe terrace.

In Paradou, one can be easily charmed by the narrow walking streets, small boutiques and beautifully res-tored homes with vibrant gardens.

Bakeries / Bread Shops

Weekly Market

Tuesday morning in Paradou, as well as the nearby village of Mouriès (7km from Maussane).

Thursday morning in Mausanne les Alpilles.


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.


Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.

Petit SPAR in Paradou
1 av Jean Bessat.
Open Daily from 7:30am to 12:30pm and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, except Sunday and Monday, open only from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Petit SPAR in Maussane
90 Avenue de la Valée des Baux
Open daily from 7:30 am to 8:pm and Sunday from 7:30am to 1:00pm and from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Intermarché in Fontvieille - 8 km from Maussane –
Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Open Sundays from 9:00am to 12:30pm.


Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

Areas of Interest

The Camargue beaches

Les Baux de Provence

St Remy de Provence

Villas for rent near Paradou & Maussane


Vacation Rentals at Mas Romance

Mas Romance

€18950-18950 / week.

Set walking distance to the village of Paradou, near Maussane les Alpilles, this stunning property offers fantastic decoration and...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • 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
Vacation Rentals at Villa Arcoule

Villa Arcoule

€5700-7100 / week.

Contemporary villa located within a 5-minute walk of Paradou shops and restaurants. Light, space, and chic design throughout this ...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 4
Vacation Rentals at Mas d'Aiguebelle

Mas d'Aiguebelle

€14100-19950 / week.

Luxuriously renovated farmhouse with fantastic pool on a large, private property within walking distance of shops and restaurants ...

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Baths 8
Vacation Rentals at Mas des Voyageurs

Mas des Voyageurs

€3600-5725 / week.

Walking distance to the village, this is a professionally decorated and well-designed escape from reality with comforts and high e...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4

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.