At 3 hours from Paris or Toulouse, 1.30 hours from Lyon, 1 hour from Marseille or Aix-en-Provence, near Arles and Avignon, discover the village Les Baux-de-Provence and the beautiful and famous Provence.
The village of Les Baux-de-Provence, perched on a spur of rock, has an incredibly diverse architectural heritage including an extraordinarily beautiful citadel that towers over the surrounding countryside. The exceptional decor brings memories of the past back to life, upholds traditions, is home to the art of the people who lived here and plays host to prestigious events.
Les Baux-de-Provence is a listed heritage site that has won titles such as “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.”
Discover the miniature world of Provence. The Santon Museum contains a vast number of exhibits including some outstanding figurines made in Naples, scenes illustrating the traditions of Provence and Les Baux linked to the Nativity.
This 16th century mansion is housing since 1991 the Yves Brayer Museum. It presents a wide-ranging retrospective of the works of the artist career.
Overlooking the valley, White Penitent’s Chapel interior has been decorated with frescoes by Yves Brayer (1974) representing the Shepherds’ Christmas in the Provençal tradition.
This 12th century building is typical of the constructions in Les Baux with its southern section built half into the rock. Inside are some modern stained-glass windows by Max Ingrand (1962), a gift from Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Standing on a spur of rock in the heart of the Alpilles, the Château des Baux covers an area of 5 hectares and is one of the most majestic natural and historic sites. A listed Historic Monument, the Castle offers a breathtaking panorama over Provence, from Aix to Arles and beyond.
A Renaissance window, last remains from a 1571 mansion. All that remains of it today is a mullioned window with an entablature bearing a Calvinist inscription, “Post Tenebras Lux 1571” (After the Darkness, Light).
The town’s finest Renaissance mansion was built in 1571 for a rich Protestant family headed by Claude de Manville. The mansion has been restored and is now the Town Hall.
The 16th century building was harmoniously restored by Louis Jou. Discover the finest works of this Master Typographer.
Elegant corner pavilion in the Renaissance style built for the wife of one of the Baux Barons. Frédéric Mistral had a replica built for his tomb in Maillane.