INTRODUCING LES BAUX-de-PROVENCE
Soaring out of the scented Provencal countryside is the extraordinary fortified village of Les Baux-de-Provence. Its car-free cobblestone streets and 10th-entury ruined chateau lend the place an alluring atmosphere. Explore the rich history, small boutiques and panoramic views from the craggy cliffs of Southern France.
A magical hilltop treasure that seems carved from the limestone itself.
Things to do
From the peaceful luxury of your hotel, explore this medieval gem, making your way towards the crowning glory of the old chateau. Enjoy the mix of intimate squares and cool shaded terraces, traditional shops and art galleries as you go. And then, from the top, take in sweeping views of the Camargue.
Below and beyond the attractions of the village, you will find the lush greens and subtle landscaping of a top class, ecologically maintained 18-hole golf course. Why not refine your game, watched over by Provencal pine, oak and olive trees?
FOOD & DRINK
Les Baux-de-Provence might be an unspoilt historical jewel, but it is alive with contemporary fine dining. This is France after all. Among the meandering cobbles and timeworn facades you can discover exquisite Provencal menus, infused with centuries of tradition and award-winning creative flair.
For a short but rewarding walk with a different view of the natural ramparts, try the Tremaie Path.
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