Local produce

Vineyards and olive groves cover the slopes of the Alpilles. The Appellation Les Baux-de-Provence status denotes flavours shaped by the rock and the sun. The wines are warm and the olive oils are pungent or well-rounded.

AOP Les Baux-de-Provence wines

The AOP Les Baux-de-Provence (protected designation of origin) covers 277 hectares and includes 12 estates.

The ‘terroir’ is exceptional and uniform in character. The stony limestone soils provide natural drainage and allow the roots of the vine to search for water deep in the ground. The ample sunshine naturally concentrates the wines, while the mistral wind protects the soil from cold and rain.

The healthy air and soil are of vital assistance to the wine growers, who practice organic, biodynamic and sustainable cultivation methods. The whole appellation area is worked according to these principles, making the AOP Les Baux-de-Provence the first in France to make this commitment.

The winegrowers of Les Baux-de-Provence strive to keep the land that sustains them in as natural a state as possible. Gathered together in an association of defence and management, the producers have placed respect for the environment at the heart of their daily work. Thus, the AOP is proud to have 100% of its surface area cultivated using organic, integrated or biodynamic methods.

From the 2023 vintage, the AOP Les Baux-de-Provence will be the first 100% organic wine appellation.

AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence olive oil

The land in Les Baux-de-Provence Valley is ideal for olive growing. It is home to one of the most impressive oil-producing areas of the Midi, overlooked by the Old City of Les Baux.

This area is unique as, for a single geographical denomination, there are three different products with the AOP classification: olive oil, cracked olives and pricked black olives.

The geological strata of the valley, spread over 12 communes, are very varied. They give the olive oil a broad range of flavours. This is especially the case as the oil is made up of a blend of five varieties of olive. The AOP Vallée des Baux-de-Provence is also the only appellation with two typical characteristicsgreen fruity and black or ripe fruity.

Brousse du Rove AOC

Brousse du Rove goats’ cheese was awarded an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée in March 2018.

Production is mainly centred in the French Bouches-du-Rhône Department. Brousse du Rove is thus one of the smallest designated areas for an AOC cheese with only 10 producers.

It is made from the whole milk of farm goats of the Chèvre du Rove breed.


The blossom of the almond tree, the first tree to flower in the Alpilles, is a symbol of spring.

Since 2015, the almond orchards of Provence – the world’s leading producer of almonds up to the 20th century – have been experiencing a revival. The demand for high-quality almonds, used among other things for making typical Provençal confectionary such as calissons or nougat, has led to a renewed interest in these fruit trees.

Below the fortress, white- and pink-blossoming almond trees have been planted in a five-point pattern to evoke the coat of arms of the Grimaldis of Monaco, whose Crown Prince is the Marquis of Les Baux-de-Provence.


Distillation of essential oils

The distillation of lavender or lavandin is the oldest and most widely used method of obtaining essential oil.

A still is used to make floral waters and essential oils.

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Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
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