Whether you are a beginner hiker, a professional or Sunday’s one, you will adore the Alpilles
Regional Natural Park located between the Camargue and the Luberon. This territory displays all of the Provence’s identity and senses every traveller is looking for.
You will easily capture Provence’s particular charm in the Alpilles : rows of cypresses, olive tree fields, vineyards, garrigues, Romanesque chapels, almond trees… In the middle of this natural park is a limestone ecrin over the blue Mediterranean skyline which offers an outstanding view over the Arles’ region. From bright to arid, landscapes remind the Toscane area. And yet, the Alpilles are very unique. To preserve exceptional cultural and natural heritage, they are labelled as Regional Natural Park since 2007.
Given this territory’s ideal situation, nature lovers will have the chance to discover a rich biodiversity and to learn more about earliest civilization. At the Alpilles’ heart are the picaresque villages such as Les Baux-de-Provence and Eygalières, but also well-known archaeological sites like the « Oppidum des Caisses de Jean-Jean », the Barbegal antique site and the « Hypogées d’Arles-Fontvielle». If you are fan of wild animals this region is the place to be with around 250 bird spices like the Bonelli’s eagle, the Lesser kestrel and the Eagle owl. There are also other activities you may enjoy like horse trekking, mountain biking and climbing, and free flighting. Experiencing the Alpilles is also about meeting local productors who love sharing their passions and expertise on natural ressources : goats’ cheese, honeys, fruit juices, and well-established olive products which benefit from a protected designation of origin.
The Benvengudo hotel shares with you the must-see trekking circuits in Les Baux-de-Provence :
– Le chemin de Trémaie
– Les Baux – Saint Rémy par les crêtes
– Maussane les Alpilles – Les Baux-de-Provence
This charming hotel is perfectly located in the Alpilles, making it the ideal place to stay at to
discover this beautiful Regional Natural Park as well as one of the most beautiful villages of