The Natural Park of the Alpilles and the Baux de Provence
On the other side of the Durance river, west of the Luberon Park, you can enjoy the most beautiful sites of the Natural Park of the Alpilles.
Saint Rémy de Provence and its relaxed lifestyle, its narrow streets, its shops reflecting Provençal crafts, its art galleries and painting workshops …
It is also called the capital of the Provence lifestyle. Van Gogh fell in love with it and stayed there a year. He drew 150 paintings reflecting the light and beauty of the landscapes of the Alpilles. Move up to the Cloister St Paul where Van Gogh was hosted, there you can admire some reproductions of his paintings.
Popular village 5 minutes from St Remy which has preserved its tranquility. Postcard landscape, blending the brightness of the Alpilles, olive groves and Provencal farmhouses beautifully restored.
Follow the main road and go up, at the top of the village. After passing the “Chapelle des Pénitants” you will access the castle ruins that offer a breathtaking panorama over the plain of the Durance and the Alpilles.
Les Baux de Provence, its castle and Careers light
Medieval town perched on a rocky outcrop, the fame of Les Baux de Provence is already made. Young and old take great pleasure to come here. The site and the castle come alive regularly to add to the medieval atmosphere even more authenticity. From April to September “Les médiévales des Baux” offers a trip back in time and introduce you to some of the activities of the day: shooting catapult, crossbow shooting, swordplay…
The visit of the Careers light 5 minutes walk from the castle is a delight. At a height up to 20 meters, these limestone quarries welcome multimedia shows at the forefront of technology. Projections and light shows brilliantly reveal the beauty of the place.