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

Visiting the Alpilles? Our Guide to the Villages and Must-sees

Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles covers the mountain range and its flanks. As a protected natural area, there are restrictions on construction and park usage. However, the artifacts from human settlements discovered in these hills date back to the Neolithic era, and the range is the …

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Photo Show in Les Baux
AixcentricInspirePhotographers in Provence

Photo Show in Les Baux de Provence this Year

This year there is another terrific photo exhibition at the Musée Yves Brayer in Les Baux de Provence. Le temps retrouvé showcases 50 works of celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau, so well-loved for his shots of street life, children, working people, the everyday and ordinary.  Throughout his long career (b Gentilly …

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Tintin in Provence a Feature Show at Carrières des Lumières
InspireKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Tintin in Provence a Feature Show at Carrières des Lumières

After a successful run in Paris, Tintin, The Immersive Adventure will arrive at Les Baux’s Carrières des Lumières on April 15. The Carrières des Lumières, run by Culturespaces, pioneered the concept of immersive art some years ago. It has been so successful that other sites opened worldwide, in fascinating spots …

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Carrières des Lumières 2023
InspireKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Visit Carrières des Lumières in 2023 for the Dutch Masters

This year’s main program at Carrières des Lumières (“Quarries of Light”) in Les Baux de Provence is “From Vermeer to Van Gogh, The Dutch Masters.” The works of Johannes Vermeer and Vincent Van Gogh will be featured, along with a series of painters from the Dutch Golden Age. Some of …

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Castelas olives Olive Oil Les Baux
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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