Baux-de-Provence tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has beautiful views across the Provencal countryside. Unmissable!

Baux-de-Provence is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Baux-de-Provence. For detailed visitor information see the Baux-de-Provence travel guide.

Attractions in Baux-de-Provence

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around famous artists works, in the village of Les Baux-de-Provence: Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, with amazing views across the Alpilles: Château des Baux-de-Provence

Tourist classifications for Baux-de-Provence include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Baux-de-Provence in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence at 1 km and Saint-Remy-de-Provence at 6 km.

Baux-de-Provence, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle less than one km (direction east)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

less than one km (direction north-north-east)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide


at 6 km (direction north-east)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to be...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide


at 7 km (direction west)

This town near Arles has a small historic centre to explore when...

See Fontvieille guide
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at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

Tarascon is a pleasant town with a substantial castle on the Rhone...

See Tarascon guide
Chateau de Tarascon

Chateau de Tarascon

Castle at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century castle on the...

See Chateau de Tarascon guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes...

See Beaucaire guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in the historic centre...

See Arles guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous amphitheatre...

See Roman Arles guide
Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most beautiful villages...

See Luberon Natural Park guide


Heritage Site at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre make...

See Avignon guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing gothic palace in...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on the...

See Avignon Bridge guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Gard department

Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in...

See Villeneuve-les-Avignon guide

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Markets in and near Baux-de-Provence

  • Fontvieille: market Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (13km)
  • Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Arles: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Chateaurenard: market Sunday (16km)
  • Aramon: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Avignon: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (22km)
  • Bellegarde: market Friday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Baux-de-Provence, France

What to do at Baux-de-Provence? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Baux-de-Provence.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (6km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (11km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (3km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (11km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (15km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (23km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (12km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (13km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (30km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (36km)
  • Jarditrain (39km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (33km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (38km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (36km)

Geography and distances

Baux-de-Provence is in the south-east of France at 68 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Baux-de-Provence is 599 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Baux-de-Provence

Canton: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Arrondissement: Arles

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13520

Distance to Baux-de-Provence

from Marseille (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 599 km

from Calais: 831 km

from Nice: 199 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 584 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Baux-de-Provence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mas-Blanc-Des-Alpilles, Mouries, Paradou, Saint-Etienne-du-Gres and Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

This page in French: Visiter Baux-de-Provence


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