Plenty of activities for everyone’s taste

The Bouches du Rhône department attracts each year close to 8 millions tourists… and chance has nothing to do with it! The historical, cultural and geological heritage of this region is exceptional, as is the variety and quantity of activities available for every age, for sporty people or for those who want to relax. We could not possibly show here THE selection of everything there is to discover in this beautiful region, but we will share with you some of what the region has to offer.

We will leave at your disposal extensive documentation about the region (touristic guides, hiking guides, information from the tourist office…) and will advise you personally, according to your wishes, to help make your stay unforgettable. A great range of cultural and leasure activities is available under a 30-minute drive!

A unique heritage to visit in the Bouches-du-Rhône region

Let us go on a quick journey to the Bouches-du-Rhône region with a few pictures… You will have the chance to visit major cities such as Marseille, elected Capital of Culture in 2013, and to discover the exceptional cultural and natural heritage that is the strength of this land rich in authenticity.

 

Tour of the Bouches-du-Rhône region and a small peek at its must-sees

How to best explore the Bouches-du-Rhône region? Embark on your journey to visit Marseille and its iconic sites: the Old Port, the Calanques, Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde… Before leaving for Camargue to discover its wild and beautifully preserved fauna and flora.

 

Cultural visits

The castle of Barbentane, dubbed the “small Trianon of Provence”, with its rare furniture dating back from the XVIIIth century.
The Baux of Provence, the abbey of Montmajour, Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Chartreuse and Fort Saint André in Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Uzès and the Duchy of Uzès.
Glanum in Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Barbegal aqueducts at Fontvielle, the pont du Gard in Remoulins, the theatre of Orange, the Arles amphitheatre, the cryptoporticus, the Ancient Arles museum, the maison carrée (“square house”) in Nîmes… The MUCEM (museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) in Marseille. Of course, intense emotions during the festival season: the “In” and “Off” Festivals of Avignon, the chorégies d’Orange, the piano festival in la Roque d’Anthéron, the International Festival of Lyric Art in Aix en Provence, and the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival.

 

Leisure
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Provencal markets.
Antique markets and shops at l’Ile sur la Sorgue.
Perched villages in Luberon, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Gordes, Oppède et Roussillon, as well as the Verdon Gorge. Don’t miss out on the Easter Ferias in Arles, and the Feria in Nimes during Pentecost, the Rice Festival in Arles in September, and village fairs all summer long.

 

Recreation

The beach in Saintes Maries de la mer, photo safari in Camargue.
Wine routes: Côtes du Rhône, Chateauneuf du Pape or rosés de Provence.
First flight in a glider, plane flights over the Provence region.

 

Restaurants

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Le Saint-Jean, le Romarin, Pizzeria de la Tour in Barbentane.
Le carré noir in Rognonas.
La java des papilles in Villeneuve-lès-avignon.
Le bistrot des Alpilles in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
La cabro d’Or in Baux de Provence  and  Le Patio in Fontvieille.

 

Gourmet restaurants

L’Oustau de Baumanière in Baux de Provence.
Hiely-Lucullus in Avignon.
La Cour d’Honneur in Villeneuve-lès-avignon.

 

Sports

Tennis club of Barbentane: come with your racket and reserve your court with Madame Griot in La Farandole, the souvenirs and household items shop in the village.
Horse riding centre of Montagnette in Barbentane: Maria will accompany you in Montagnette; you will discover the landscapes of Provence on the back of Aspen, Filou, Iris or Inès, surefooted little Camargue or Barb horses. Your children can accompany you on the back of Olympe, Bisounours, Oui-oui or Peluche.
Electrical bikes: what could be more enjoyable than biking around the countryside, enjoying the relief of the terrain (eg: La Montagnette), the colors and scents of Provence. Sun-bike in Saint-Rémy de Provence will lay down for you itineraries in the moutain.

 

A region to discover or rediscover!

If you have not had the chance yet to visit this extraordinary heritage, do not hesitate to come and see it.
And if you have been here before, you will come back with pleasure to enjoy the easy going lifestyle and change of scenery offered by this extraordinary environment!

The Clos de Bagalance welcomes you year round to discover this beautiful region under the best possible conditions.
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