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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 …

13 desserts

Christmas in Provence: The Thirteen Desserts tradition

An ancient tradition … The thirteen desserts tradition is a very ancient ritual widely spread all around Provence. It is about the sharing of thirteen desserts and sweets on Christmas Eve. This tradition is associated with many symbols. The number thirteen refers to the number of guests present at the Last Supper: Jesus Christ and his 12 Apostles. While the type and composition of desserts may differ, their number and meaning remain the same. … that has remained intact through …

Carrières de Lumière

Off-season highlights of Provence

Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we, at Benvengudo hotel, have gathered ideas for you. We have selected the must-see exhibitions and attractions in the Baux-de-Provence and nearby areas, to visit during your stay with us.   The “Carrières de Lumières” exhibition (Quarries of Lights), temple of immersive art This exhibition shows works of art projected on 7000m² of limestone walls to the rhythm of Luca Longobardi’s music. This year, Bosch, Brueghel, and Acimboldo, three great painters of …

New Year in Provence

New Year’s Eve in Provence

On December 31st, we propose you a menu of New Year’s Eve in the colors of Provence.   La croquette de ris de veau et morilles au foie gras Légèreté de châtaignes Sauce suprême à la truffe NOIX DE COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES, TRUFFES NOIRES En pithiviers Herbes folles et sabayon au Champagne LE HOMARD BLEU DE NOS CÔTES En deux services… Premier service, raviole des coudes au gingembre et citron Combava, bouillon thaï Deuxième service, queue en tronçons, snackée et …