Village and Heritage

The village of Les Baux-de-Provence, perched on a spur of rock, has an incredibly diverse architectural heritage including an extraordinarily beautiful citadel that towers over the surrounding countryside. The exceptional decor brings memories of the past back to life, upholds traditions, is home to the art of the people who lived here and plays host to prestigious events.

Les Baux-de-Provence is a listed heritage site that has won titles such as “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.”

Click on the symbol to discover the main places of the material heritage of Les Baux.

The Kings’ House – Tourist Office

The King’s House is now the home of the Tourist Office.

Santon Museum

Discover the miniature world of Provence. The Santon Museum contains a vast number of exhibits including some outstanding figurines made in Naples, scenes illustrating the traditions of Provence and Les Baux linked to the Nativity.

Eyguieres Gate

Eyguières Gate (or Watergate) was the only entrance of the village until 1866.

Hotel de Porcelet – Yves Brayer Museum

This 16th century mansion is housing since 1991 the Yves Brayer Museum. It presents a wide-ranging retrospective of the works of the artist career.

White Penitent’s Chapel

Overlooking the valley, White Penitent’s Chapel interior has been decorated with frescoes by Yves Brayer (1974) representing the Shepherds’ Christmas in the Provençal tradition.

Saint-Vincent Church

This 12th century building is typical of the constructions in Les Baux with its southern section built half into the rock. Inside are some modern stained-glass windows by Max Ingrand (1962), a gift from Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Standing on a spur of rock in the heart of the Alpilles, the Château des Baux covers an area of 5 hectares and is one of the most majestic natural and historic sites. A listed Historic Monument, the Castle offers a breathtaking panorama over Provence, from Aix to Arles and beyond.

Saint-Blaise Chapel

This Chapel was built in the 12th century by the guild of weavers and carders.

Renaissance Window – Post Tenebras Lux

A Renaissance window, last remains from a 1571 mansion. All that remains of it today is a mullioned window with an entablature bearing a Calvinist inscription, “Post Tenebras Lux 1571” (After the Darkness, Light).

Hotel de Manville – Town Hall

The town’s finest Renaissance mansion was built in 1571 for a rich Protestant family headed by Claude de Manville. The mansion has been restored and is now the Town Hall.

Hotel Jean de Brion – Louis Jou Foundation

The 16th century building was harmoniously restored by Louis Jou. Discover the finest works of this Master Typographer.

Queen Jeanne’s Pavilion

Elegant corner pavilion in the Renaissance style built for the wife of one of the Baux Barons. Frédéric Mistral had a replica built for his tomb in Maillane.

Trémaïe and Gaïe Funeral Memorials

Trémaie and Gaïe stand on the east side of the plateau, below the Castle remains.

Carrières des Lumières

Discover the work of the greatest artists projected in the magical setting of Les Baux-de-Provence former stone quarries.

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Getting Here

At 3 hours from Paris or Toulouse, 1.30 hours from Lyon, 1 hour from Marseille or Aix-en-Provence, near Arles and Avignon, discover the village Les Baux-de-Provence and the beautiful and famous Provence.

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