What To Visit In Provence?

Land of Light, Gastronomy and Heritage

The Provençal heritage holds many secrets and legends. A true land of exception and a land of inspiration for artists, actors and personalities, these places will provide you with the perfect cocktail for a great holiday in the South of France, dans ce petit hotel de charme en Provence. You will discover an incredible fauna and its stakes in our ecosystem, ancestral processes which take part in the success of the products of the soil, Roman stories and their vestiges which testify to a true engineering at that time, Provençal lanes with the typical architecture of the limestone of Baux for a relaxation walk, but also works and landscapes which inspired great names such as Van Gogh, Alphonse Daudet, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Pagnol or still Paul Cezanne

Great stay. Strategically located hotel for hiking or sightseeing. Super friendly and pleasant staff. Willing to come back. Claudine one of the 7 francomtoises.

claudine C., Google reviews, June 2021

Our Typical Villages Selection


Drive along these picture postcard roads through the pines of the Alpilles to one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, just 21 minutes from the hotel. A short stroll through the village centre will whet your appetite for a delicious lunch in the many restaurants in the centre too. Some very good addresses are waiting for you in this very warm place.


At the foot of the Opies (the highest point of the Alpilles massif), this charming, friendly, family-run village lies 20 minutes from the hotel. It offers a splendid panorama of the Alpilles. For those who are keen on sporting activities, there is no lack of choice. Horseback riding in the heart of the Alpilles massif, discovering the rich heritage of the village, hiking or climbing on the magnificent site of Civadières.


This village, 12 minutes from the hotel, is as atypical as the others, and will charm you with its ancient treasures and historic streets. A true land of welcome, with friends or family, beautiful gustatory surprises elaborated with the products of our small local producers will gather you around a beautiful table. This land of the famous Alphonse Daudet invites you to discover the landscapes of the soft and perfumed hills by its hiking trails or walks.


The first olive-growing village in France, only 5 minutes from the hotel, nestled on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, this small village and its inhabitants are very attached to its traditions and customs. It is a land of festivals and gastronomy, with its olive oils awarded several times with gold medals, its wines and its local products classified AOC Vallée des Baux. "Here, it's a return to the land without having been born there", as Charles Aznavour said when he chose to live in Mouriès.


World famous for its huge underground quarries, converted in 1978 into a sound and light show, you will be carried away into an immersive world of colour. 7000 m² of surface immersing you in the masterpieces of great figures of modern and contemporary painting. An uncommon experience.

Your taste buds also deserve a taste of this delicious land of the Alpilles. Drive along the Provence wine route and meet the passionate winegrowers and their organic wines. Take the car and drive through these valleys to discover another splendid vineyard.

Mas De La Dame 

Mas St Berthe 

Domaine du Vallon des Glauges

Mas de Gourgonnier

Domaine Métifiot 

We can never say it enough and its inhabitants are so proud of it, olive oil is the real “yellow gold” of this marvellous corner of the Alpilles. Like a touch of southern sunshine in your plates, with unique flavours, come and see these charming millers who will help you discover this exceptional product. Olive oil is a story of taste and flavour, but above all, it is the story of an agricultural production that has shaped the territory and the landscape of the Bouches-du-Rhône.

Discover the Camargue differently. This extraordinary Regional Nature Park is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife in France and equally precious flora. On the programme, discover the famous “manades” with their Camargue bulls and white horses, pink flamingos, visit wine estates and their regional products, calm landscapes offering you the ideal serenity and beauty for an unforgettable holiday, that’s for sure.

Welcome to Europe’s first peri-urban National Park between land and sea. By hiking or catamaran, visit one of the most beautiful sites in the Mediterranean basin, between turquoise sea, pine trees and creeks, you will witness a postcard-like spectacle of nature.

Let your Provençal side express itself through these stalls and stroll like a local amidst the good humour of the inhabitants and local producers in this place of meetings and exchanges. A generous land with a variety of fruits, vegetables and other local products. So take your little basket and go and discover these famous typical markets of Provence.

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Embark on a journey to a place steeped in history in the heart of the extraordinary natural site of the Alpilles, 4 minutes from the hotel. This rocky spur and its world-famous citadel will take you through the history of this incredible village dating back to prehistoric times. Games of discovery through the personalities who have shaped this village, escape game in the architecturally rich alleys, guided tour, exhibitions and museums. Breathtaking views and sunsets await you at the end of the rock.

Welcome to the heart of the Alpilles, 15 minutes from the hotel, where all the beauty of the landscape and the charm of the Provençal art of living are concentrated. Take a stroll in the sunshine and in the shade of the plane trees that shade the squares adorned with their fountains. Sit on a terrace to taste the famous cuisine of the “Midi” and its fresh produce, and push open the doors of the many art galleries that colour every corner of the streets. Dive into history, here again, at the time of the Romans, with the remains of the Glanum site, witnessing an unsuspected engineering. You will be seduced by this haven of peace where many celebrities have decided to settle.

An exceptional and culturally rich place, the Pont-du-Gard conceals many secrets to discover with your family. Recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site, this giant stone monument has not finished impressing us. Splendid views over more than 7000 m² of preserved landscape and at a height of more than 50 metres over this aqueduct, a museum on the history of this giant, the techniques and engineering of its creation, a restaurant in an environment worthy of a haven of peace, walks and canoeing for a good moment of refreshment.

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All around the hotel Les Magnanarelles, you can plan all your visits and activities while being close to everything. Located at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence, you will visit many villages with unique charms and among the most beautiful in France, will be at the start of many cycle routes and GR hiking trails, and discover the impressive secrets that have shaped these landscapes and History on exceptional sites.