Visiting Les Baux de Provence
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Visiting Les Baux de Provence and Nearby Dining Options

Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 46 miles southwest of our house in Sablet in the Vaucluse. The town sits on an elevated site with ancient dwellings and ruins of a castle perched on top overlooking plains to the south. The village is classified as one of …

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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
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Les Baux de Provence Perched High in the Alpilles

Fortifications have long existed in the Alpilles because the cliffs and rocky outcroppings made for perfect defensive positions. Plus, the high places make it easy to spot signs of danger. Unfortunately, these fortifications were built of wood or earth for much of human history, so little or no trace remains …

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Jean Martin Company Boutique Exterior Maussane BOUTIQUE AGENCE CAMELEON
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Jean Martin Company in the Heart the Olives of Les Baux de Provence

A Long Olive Story It has been almost 100-years since Jean Martin founded his company in the village of Maussane. In 1920, this town on the southern flank of the Alpilles range had a population of just over 1200 people. When M. Martin senior launched his business of preserving and …

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography Show at Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Musée Yves Brayer at Les Baux-de-Provence has an exhibition of photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was a friend of Brayer in Paris. Cartier-Bresson, from a well-to-do family in Seine-et-Marne was given a Kodak Brownie as a child, the beginning of his love for photography. …

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Carrières de Lumières
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Art and Music at Carrières de Lumières and a Walk-Around Les Baux de Provence

Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque village about 75 km southwest of our home in Sablet. The village sits in a spectacular sight on a rocky outcrop with ancient houses and a ruined castle perched on top of the village overlooking the plains to the south. Within walking distance …

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Mas de la Dame Wines of Provence Les Alpilles AOP Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The Lady Wine Makers of Les Baux de Provence

Running mostly east to west Provence’s small Alps – les Alpilles – are a small mountain chain, approximately 30km in length. The highest peak is not quite 500m above sea level, yet this outcropping holds almost mythical status in the region. These jagged limestone spires protected our ancient ancestors, in …

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#AOPLesBauxdeProvence Wines of Provence ©Lionel Moulet_DSC3678
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12 Reasons to Visit the Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence

Launched in 1995, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Les Baux de Provence was a bold step for a dozen winemakers. They joined forces in an attempt to carve out a unique identity in the ocean of mediocre (at the time) Provencal wine. These wineries had fallen under the umbrella of the …

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Sunset in the Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The other evening I witnessed the most beautiful sunset I’ve yet to see in Provence. Sadly, the camera cannot truly do justice to the intense colours we saw- but I’ll share these images with you anyways! First, while wandering the garrigue landscape admiring the …

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Alpilles Wine Tasting AOC Les Baux de Provence
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Alpilles Wine Tasting Around the Vineyards of AOC Les Baux de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The first weekend in June was the ‘portes ouvertes’ of the 12 vineyards that comprise the small appellation of AOC Les Baux-de-Provence here in the Alpilles. They were celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the creation of their small AOC. These vineyards are located next …

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Les Baux-de-Provence Castle
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Treading in Ancient Footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop a rocky promontory on the Southern …

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