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The goats, symbol of la Cabro d'Or

    Les Baux de Provence

    Perched on its limestone outcrop, Les Baux de Provence offers an exceptional panorama over the vineyards and olive trees of the southern plains.

    Dominated by the ruins of its fortress, the site imposes its tumultuous past and everything has been done to keep its history alive, thanks to the preservation of its outstanding medieval and Renaissance architecture. Wonderful remains are to be discovered on foot, wandering the steep, narrow streets, which only the Mistral wind still invades today.

    In the heart of the Alpilles mountain range, the Baux Valley enjoys the benefits of a unique "terroir", a special combination of soil and climate that gives its wines, born in the rocks, caressed by the sun, a well-defined local character and its olive oils an intense, fruity flavor. The special luminosity of the site has also inspired painters such as Mario Prassinos and Yves Brayer. The engraver Louis Jou left a collection of rare books to the village and Jean Cocteau shot his film Le Testament d'Orphée here.

    Les Baux-de-Provence is one of the most beautiful villages in France and also still counts as a marquisate, a territorial possession, of  Prince Albert of Monaco.