The charm of the Alpilles

The Alpilles mountain range is an untouched paradise in the heart of Provence. Be charmed by the peacefulness of its landscapes, the authenticity of its vineyards and the effervescence of its local markets. Follow our guide to discover the most beautiful nooks of this tranquil and sophisticated setting in the South of France.

Le Collectionist concierge’s top 5

1 - A pottery class as a family

Immerse yourself in an authentic experience with your loved ones at a pottery class from the comfort of your exceptional villa in Provence. Brought to life by a passionate professional, this unusual activity will unite young and old to craft with their hands a unique souvenir and have an incomparable experience together

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Pottery class/ Family 

2 - Explore the Alpilles on a bike ride with your loved ones

Roam the Alpilles’ picturesque panoramas on a guided bike ride with friends or family. On this escape, peddle in the steps of Van Gogh in Provence to discover all the natural splendour of this region. Along the pretty paths and lanes, travel through olive groves, ride alongside the vineyards and breathe in the fresh air

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Walk/ Nature

3 - At-home cooking class 

Explore the Provençal flavours on a trip to the charming Marché de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. With an experienced chef by your side, select the best fresh and local ingredients for your private cooking class. When you return to your luxury villa, let the chef unveil the region’s best-kept culinary secrets by preparing dishes that are as delicious as they are authentic

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Cuisine / Local

4 - Wine and olive oil tasting in the heart of the region 

Create memories in the heart of one of the Alpilles’ fertile agricultural estates, where vineyards and olive groves live in harmony together. Take part in a tasting session, trying exceptional wines and traditional olive oils and discover the artisanal means of production which are the pride of all of Provence. 

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Tasting/ Land 

5 - A boat day discovering the Parc National des Calanques 

Admire the natural beauty of the region, setting sail to discover the mythical Parc National des Calanques. Navigate between craggy cliffs, secluded coves and crystal-clear waters, only stopping your expedition to plunge into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea

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Boat/ Nature 

Where to stay in the Alpilles

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

To immerse yourself in the heart of the Alpilles, set your suitcases down in the charming town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Soak in the charm of its traditional mas, explore its picturesque alleys, animated markets and discover the richness of its cultural and historic heritage.

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Centre / Historic

Mas de la Tour

Mas de la Tour

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Maussane-les-Alpilles

Nestled in the south of the Alpilles, the village of Maussane perfectly embodies the region’s gentle way of life. Set down your suitcases to slow down the pace and be amazed in front of the beauty of the natural landscape. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere and perfume of lavender and thyme all around you. 

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Village / Nature

Mas Chanteclerc

Mas Chanteclerc

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Eygalières

Eygalières is the ideal refuge for those seeking discretion and tranquillity. Surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and small valleys, this quintessential village shows off all the splendour of the Alpilles, offering total immersion in Provençal charm.

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Calm / Secluded

Bastide Bellavista

Bastide Bellavista

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The best spots to visit in the Alpilles

The Château des Baux and its village perched in the heart of the Alpilles 

If you want to spend an unforgettable day, steeped in history and mystery, head to Château des Baux. Overlooking the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, a treasure trove of Roman architecture offers a spellbinding panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. Spend your afternoon wandering around the Mediaeval alleyways of the neighbouring village, then admire the sunset over the sky from the ramparts of the château

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Visit / Culture

Arles et the LUMA Foundation

During your visit to Arles, don’t miss out on the LUMA Foundation, a must for lovers of contemporary art. Its exhibitions showcase emerging artists from around the world. You will also discover how Arles continues to inspire today’s creative minds, all while paying tribute to their incredible artistic heritage

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Photo / Contemporary art 

The Alpilles’ famous vineyards

From Château Romanin in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Mas de la Dame in Les Baux-de-Provence, the Alpilles is bursting with vineyards which contributes to the fame of the region’s great vintages. Let yourself be carried away by the aromas and flavours of the best local wines and enjoy a unique wine-tasting experience.

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Wine / Tasting

The markets of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Eygalières

Immerse yourself in the animated atmosphere of the markets in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Eygalières. Wander through their vibrant stalls, discover their local products and adapt to the rhythm of Provençal life.

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Markets / Local

The Alpilles’ historic villages

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Fontvieille, Maussane, Mouriès, Eygalières … These iconic villages in the Alpilles are admired across the world for their timeless atmosphere, their ancient rocks and their sun-kissed charm. Let yourself be enchanted by these picturesque alleys and soak up their captivating history.

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Heritage / History

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The best restaurants in the Alpilles

Edù and its intimate atmosphere 

Situated in the heart of the charming town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Edù offers generous Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you choose a seat by the water or in the shade of the cypress trees, you will be charmed by the friendly atmosphere and stylish decor, ideal for lunches with the family.

Edù
17 Av. Albert Schweitzer, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

L'aubergine for a Provençal break

Get ready to succumb to the charm of L'Aubergine, a restaurant with a typically Provençal feel. Its charming shaded patio awaits you for a tasty and authentic break. Let yourself be seduced by its exquisite dishes with local flavours, prepared with passion and delicacy.

L’Aubergine
34 Av. Jean Jaurès, 13810 Eygalières

L'Oustau de Baumanière for a gastronomic dinner 

Enjoy an exceptional gastronomic experience at l'Oustau de Baumanière, a three-star restaurant at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence. Famous chef Glenn Viel welcomes you for an unforgettable culinary journey set against extraordinary natural panoramas.

L’Oustau de Baumanière
Mas de Baumanière, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

Le Bistrot du Paradou, an unmissable  

Le Bistrot du Paradou is a model example of cuisine in the Alpilles region. Let yourself be charmed by its exceptional menu and lively evenings, not forgetting its fantastic selection of local cheeses.

Bistrot du Paradou
57 av de la vallée des baux, Paradou, France

Songes for a moment suspended in time

In the heart of the Hôtel de Sade, a famous historic building in the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the restaurant, Songes, offers a truly unique experience. Let yourself be tempted by original culinary creations, such as the delicious melon and grilled watermelon gazpacho or the gnocchi flavoured with sage.

Songes
1 Rue du Parage, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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The Alpilles with family 

Discover Les Baux-de-Provence and Carrières de Lumières

Embark on a day exploring Les Baux-de-Provence and its Carrières de Lumières. Young and old alike can admire the most famous masterpieces that come to life on the façades of this former medieval quarry. Every Wednesday, a special exhibition for children is organised!

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Exhibition / Immersive

Visit Arles, the capital of Camargue

During your family holiday in the Alpilles, don't miss out on Arles, Van Gogh's beloved town and the capital of the Camargue. A cultural capital, Arles hosts several artistic events every year, including Les Rencontres d'Arles, a must-see event for photography lovers, and Les Suds, which brings together music lovers from the region. The city also boasts an equally rich historical heritage with its impressive amphitheatres and ancient theatre, which you and your loved ones can discover together.

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Art / Culture

Saint Rémy’s educational farm 

Give your children a unique experience at La Petite Ferme de Saint-Rémy. Your lucky little ones will be able to meet donkeys, goats and chickens on this independent farm, all while discovering the sustainable practices which are implemented there. Take this opportunity to stock up on local produce.

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Farm / Local

Exclusive Le Collectionist experiences in the Alpilles

Explore the wild Camargue

If you plan to spend on going to the Alpilles region, devote one day to exploring the wild Camargue. Put your faith in our luxury concierge service to take you on an immersive adventure in the heart of this unique land, shaped by nature. Accompanied by our local guide, you will be led off the tourist trails to the best-kept secrets of this region, between its breathtaking landscapes and its mythical migratory birds. Finish your expedition by tasting the best wines in the region and visiting its famous agricultural farms.

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Nature/ Discovery

Dive into the depths of the Mediterranean

Let our luxury concierge organise for you an extraordinary diving experience in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Discover the exceptional sea beds, with their remarkable biodiversity.

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Diving/ Thrills

Sample a selection of local wines and cheeses

Call on the extensive expertise of our oenologist and be guided through an at-home wine and cheese tasting in the comfort of your luxury villa

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Tasting/ At home

Horse ride through the heart of the Alpilles

Explore the Alpilles differently on a horseback ride in the heart of the rural countryside. Le Collectionist will leave you in the safe hands of an experienced instructor so that you can travel through the natural wonders of the region with complete confidence

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Horse Riding/ Landscape

Relax at home with a day of yoga and massages

Need a day off? Enjoy a private yoga session followed by a delightful at-home massage. Our luxury concierge service will contact the region’s most esteemed professionals, all you have to do is relax!

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Well-being/ At home  

When to go to the Alpilles?

Spring

In spring, the Alpilles come to life with a profusion of shimmering colours and intoxicating perfumes. A spell-binding show that awakens the senses and invites you to discover the unspoilt nature of the region.

Summer

During the summer season, the Alpilles are full of events and artistic activities and become the perfect destination for holidays with friends

Consult our dedicated article to learn about the best things to do in Provence in August

Autumn

From September onwards, feel the delicate Indian summer breeze blowing over the Alpilles and explore the natural beauties of the region without the intense summer heat and far from the crowds of holiday-makers.

Winter

During the winter months, let yourself be enchanted by the serenity that envelops the majestic Alpilles mountain range. Its peaceful atmosphere, invigorating air and superb frosted landscapes create an ideal setting for a family getaway.

A sneak peak of our Alpilles collection

CALADO

Mas Calado

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MAS-LOU

Mas Lou

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VERRIERES

Mas des Verrières

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MAS-DES-VALLONS

Mas des Vallons

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