A cheese with the aroma of the garrigue

Rove goats can be recognised by their twisted lyre-shaped horns; they were introduced to the Phocean basin by the Phoenicians 2,000 years ago. This hardy breed was able to adapt well to arid, stony conditions such as the hills around Les Baux-de-Provence. They feed on the garrigue scrub, kermes oak leaves and rosemary.

Brousse du Rove is delicious on its own, but can also be eaten with sugar, fruit coulis or honey.

Boucabelle des Baux, one of ten AOC producers

Boucabelle farm is located in the hills in the Quartier du Désert area of Les Baux-de-Provence. Natascha Duverdier sells her cheeses directly to the public from the farm every Saturday morning from the end of May to November. She also sells goat meat.

Natascha has named her farm after one of the colours of the coat of the Boucabelle goats, which is black and tan.

Boucabelle des Baux

 

Family walk with Boucabelle and its herd of goats

In April and May, you can accompany Natascha as she takes her herd of goats into the hills of the Alpilles to graze. Follow Pistache, Passe-Partout, Chaussette and the fearless Pimpon!

Learn about pastoral farming still practised in the mountains and in Les Baux Valley. From the winding paths discover magnificent views over the rocky outcrop and fortress of Les Baux-de-Provence.

On returning to the farmyard, Natascha will introduce you to the herd’s latest arrivals, the kids still too young to follow their mother.

This two-hour walk is open to all from 6 years upwards. It is organised by Les Baux-de-Provence Tourist Office.

 

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Accomodation and Restaurants

For one night or a few weeks, Les Baux-de-Provence offers relaxation, cultural and historical visits, arts and outdoor excursions. Find the accommodation and restaurant that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.  Accomodation availability.

Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39
tourisme@lesbauxdeprovence.com

Hours
Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

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