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Keith Van SickleLocal Food ProducersTaste

Great Olive Oil Tasting at Moulin Castelas in Les Baux de Provence

If you’d like to taste some of the best olive oil in Provence, look no further than the Moulin Castelas, situated just below the famous fortress of Les Baux-de-Provence. Castelas is owned by Catherine and Jean-Benoît Hugues, a French couple who lived in Arizona before returning to their native country …

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Visit Musée Yves Brayer
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A Visit to Musée Yves Brayer in Les Baux de Provence

If you are planning a trip to Les Baux de Provence to enjoy the immersive art display of the works at Carrières de Lumieres, why not include a visit to the Yves Brayer museum in the village? They have an exhibition of the works of Camille Claudel ( 8 December …

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Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

8 Châteaux Castles of Provence to Visit

Perched on hilltops throughout the region, the castles of Provence are intriguing. These seemingly impenetrable fortresses have stone foundations and ramparts for defensive purposes. Reflective of turbulent periods in French history, many of the châteaux in southern France were built on summits maximising the ability to anticipate enemy approach. Today, …

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History Pigeonniers of France
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History the Pigeonniers of France in Perspective

Beautiful Bird Homes Thousands of pigeonniers, or pigeon towers, dot the landscape of the south of France. If you look for them, you will quickly realise that they come in an astonishing variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Arguably, no creature has had more beautiful homes built for it than …

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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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Carrières de Lumières 2022
AixcentricInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carrières de Lumières 2022 Take a Journey to Italy

This year at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence Venise la Serenissima is going to whisk us to the Grand Canal, over little bridges and through the shady walkways between beautiful buildings and churches. The 45-minute image and music show will immerse visitors in Byzantine art and the …

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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

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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Picasso 2018 Carrières de Lumières
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Carrières de Lumières 2021 Program and Updates

Carrières de Lumières, the former quarry now a centre for immersive art displays, has announced its theme for 2021, and it’s one that should prove popular with the Aixois. The 2021 show, at Les Baux de Provence, will be a celebration of the work of Paul Cezanne. This show’s design …

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A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of travelling to do. Les Plus Beaux Villages There …

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Guide Chateaux Alpilles Castles les Baux de Provence Guide Chateaux Alpilles
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

A Guide to the Chateaux of the Alpilles Hilltop Castles

Chateaux Guide the Alpilles Castles If you’ve spent time in the Alpilles, the small mountain range near St-Rémy-de-Provence, you’ve probably spotted a medieval chateau or two. Some are hard to miss, like the magnificent chateau and fortified city of Les Baux. Others are little more than piles of rubble. The …

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