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Château Romanin vineyard on the Alpilles wine route

Following the wine route in the Alpilles | Stage 1 of Alpilles wine route

In future articles, we will introduce you to the Alpilles wine route in several stages. Here is stage 1. Provence is rich with exceptional gastronomic lands. To discover it, hotel Benvengudo takes you on a journey through the Alpilles to meet passionate winegrowers. From the Mas de la Dame to the Mas de Gourgonnier, come and taste the wines of 5 vineyards in the heart of the mountains. Let’s hit the road! Mas de la Dame Start your Alpilles wine …

Sunset in the regional natural park of Alpilles

Discover Provence by foot: hiking trails around Les Baux-de-Provence

The regional natural park of Alpilles covers 16 municipalities including that of Baux-de-Provence. It is the ideal place for discovering the richness of the local flowers and wildlife, which counts 19 bat species, 40 bird species and over 960 different plant species. What about a hike to discover all the secrets of the region? Stroll with Boucabelle and its flock of Rove goats Natascha raises her goats in the Alpilles. Go on a hike with her to guide the goats …

Harpe

Springtime Events at Hotel Benvengudo

Hotel Benvengudo has opened its doors on March, 9 for a new season full of events and surprises. This year, we have prepared a rich program that includes literary and cultural and gastronomic discoveries! April: “The taste of books” Keith Van Sickle is an American who fell in love with Europe during a 5-year extended stay in Switzerland. Since then, he has split his time between the Silicon Valley and Provence.  Van Sickle will present his book about Provence, One …

Picasso aux carrières de lumières

The Carrières de Lumières: temple of immersive art and reflection of the Provençal history

Today, the Carrières de Lumières is one of the most popular attractions in les Baux-de-Provence. But before becoming a reference location for immersive art, it went though the ups and downs of the history. From the Carrière des Grands Fonds to the Carrières de Lumières The Carrière des Grands Fonds first opened in the XIXth century. At that time, and thanks to the industrial development, the Baux stone – a white limestone rock typical from the Baux-de-Provence – became essential …

Ester eggs

Easter in Provence

On April 1st evening and April 2nd noon, 2018, we offer the traditional Easter menu. Book your table now.   MENU ORGANIC EGG In a herb crust Local green asparagus, cooked and raw Cream of morel sauce FILLET OF SEA BREAM Fennel in all its forms Thyme jus SLOW COOKED SHOULDER OF LAMB Creamy and crispy aubergines with fresh goats’ cheese and black olives Garlic jus Cheeses from Josiane Deal, MOF 2004, Lou Canestéou CHOCOLATE SPHERE Madagascan vanilla Strawberries and …

Orangerie

Benvengudo hotel, a charming Provençal reception place

Nested in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range, Benvengudo hotel is a preferred location for the organisation of your events. Inside its natural park of 4 hectares, it hides a conference room called the Orangerie. Once upon a time there was the Orangerie… Formerly used to protect fruit trees and plants from winter frost, the Orangerie has kept all its historic charms. Large windows let the sunshine in and its fireplace warms up the atmosphere. The Orangerie offers a …

The King Cake, a Provençal tradition

Provence is attached to its Christian roots and puts traditions in the spotlight. Thus, it is not surprising that we celebrate Epiphany. Originally, Epiphany symbolizes the arrival of the Three Kings to Jesus’ birthplace. The Three Kings were called Gaspard, Melchior, and Balthazar. They were guided by a star: the star of Bethlehem. According to the legend, Balthazar followed this star to the Baux-de-Provence! The Lords of the Baux, who pretended to be Balthazar’s descendants, thus added a 16-pointed silver …