Famous for its picturesque locales, Les Baux-de-Provence derives its name from the mineral bauxite discovered on the site of ... More
Famous for its picturesque locales, Les Baux-de-Provence derives its name from the mineral bauxite discovered on the site of the village. It is set on a plateau between the Enfer and Fontaine valleys and overlooked by a fortress dating back to the 11th Century, and whose great walls still remain. The nearby Moulin de Daudet: the windmill which served as an inspiration to renowned author Alphonse Daudet is worth a visit. The Cathedrale d'Images in Val d'Enfer puts on outstanding audio and visual displays by projecting images onto the walls of the ancient underground quarries. In Vallon de la Fontaine, you will find the small, hexagonal house which was built in the 14th Century for Queen Jeanne, Countess of Provence.The quaint village is famed for its production of olives and wine. Come here to explore the traditional flavors of Provence at your own leisure.
Nothing on earth looks like the (abandoned) bauxite mines here. You're walking on and surrounded by white, chalky squared-off shapes left from another time. It's surreal. We stopped and had a picnic in the midst of this beautiful, serene sculpture. I preferred an afternoon there to all my time in Paris!
The Ibis Salon de Provence hotel is close to the centre of Salon de Provence, 20 km from the airport
and 30 km from Aix en Provence TGV railway station. Located in the heart of Provence, between Alpilles and ...
The Domaine de Valmouriane a place of peace and calm in an aromatic park of 6 ha away from ordinary
life. Martina and Philippe Capel, owners of this jewel in Provence, welcome you personally. The warm atmosphere of the ...
The geometrical lines of the carres de la perspective garden greet visitors upon entering the Jardin des Plantes with marvelous
effects of perspective created through careful planning and maintenance. In the 65 acre (26 hectare) botanical garden, bejeweled by ...