Private Tour: Les Baux de Provence

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Private Tour: Les Baux de Provence information and booking

from
$50
Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Selected Marseille hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure time
Time of departure
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Uncover the simple beauty and medieval history of Les Baux de Provence on this private tour from Marseille. This must-see Provençal village will enchant you with its hilltop location among the Alpilles mountains. With your private guide, wander the village’s winding alleys and take in panoramic valley views from Château des Baux before heading to an olive estate to taste some local olive oils, for which this region is famous.

You’ll be picked up from your Marseille hotel at your chosen time for your private half-day tour to Les Baux de Provence, a picturesque Provençal village on a rocky spur in the heart of the Alpilles mountains.

Delve into the remarkable royal history of Les Baux de Provence on a guided tour. Venture along its paved alleys past stone houses and tucked-away hotels, and stop to visit Church of St Vincent, dug into the rock, and Chapel of the White Penitents, a beautiful yet simplistic chapel located near the cliff's edge.

Perched at the top of the village’s hill sits Château des Baux, which you’ll visit next. This impressive castle offers exceptional views of the Vallée des Baux.

As you’ll learn, the valley surrounding Les Baux de Provence is perfect for olive growing and thus boasts some of the most abundant olive groves in Provence. Following your castle visit, head to an olive oil estate to appreciate this locally produced specialty. Learn about the stages involved in manufacturing olive oil and then taste some of the oils this region is famous for.

Throughout the day, your guide will make sure that you experience the rich beauty and culture of Les Baux de Provence, giving you an intimate glimpse at a gem of France’s Provence region. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Marseille hotel.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Olive oil tasting and tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the castle
  • Food and drink, unless specified