Carriers of today

Until October 2024

In the old village

This photographic tour of a dozen stations shows the quarries and the profession of quarryman in large format. An explanatory panel, a guide and a puzzle hunt for children complete the presentation.

Stone cutting is an important but little-known part of the history of Les Baux-de-Provence. Quarries have existed since Antiquity. They provided the stones for the Roman constructions in Arles and on the Via Aurelia, which passed at the foot of Les Baux.

The exhibition pays particular tribute to the Sarragan Quarry, which has been in operation for two centuries, and to the men who continue the work of generations of quarrymen.

The quarry is the last gallery mining site in the Alpilles massif and the only underground quarry in the region. The quarryman works from the top to the bottom of the hill by ablation. The walls and columns of the site reach 20 to 25 metres in height.

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In the old village
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Whether you’re a fan of history and heritage, the arts or nature, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for in the wide range of activities on offer in Les Baux-de-Provence and its surrounding area. Below is some practical information on making the most of your stay in Les Baux-de-Provence. Your trip starts here.

Discover Les Baux

Visit Les Baux-de-Provence at any time of year and discover the changing palette of light and colours of the Alpilles landscape. At Les Baux-de-Provence you can explore history dating back thousands of years, age-old traditions and the Provençal way of life with its tastes and flavours. Enjoy your visit!

Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Weekends & public holidays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closure: 25 December and 1 January