day trips & excursions
Alpilles | Nature & Discovery | Walk with a painter

On the footsteps of Van Gogh


We suggest a hike to discover the landscapes of the Alpilles and of the citadel of les Baux.


It is a circle hike, starting at Saint-Rémy de Provence, offering the possibility of admiring superb landscapes.


7 hours of exceptional panoramas.


The theme of this circuit is: the discovery of the Alpilles mountain range over the course of centuries.

Program / Schedule of the day

You will start the promenade by visiting the antiquities in Saint Rémy de Provence: The Mausoleum of the Juli (30 BC) and the Arc de Triomphe (20 AD).

These buildings mark the entrance of the old Hellenic, later Roman city of Glanum. These are among the best preserved Roman monuments of Provence.



Then you will walk the Alpilles ridge path for 4 km, east-west orientation, going for 20 kms in the northern part of the mountain range. You will benefit from an unobstructed view thanks to a vast panorama.



Finally you will reach the Baux de Provence.

This village is considered one of the most beautiful villages of France.

It is built on its rocky spur and on the vestiges of its citadel.



You will then go back down toward Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This final portion of the hike will allow you to enter into the imaginary universe of the Dutch painter Van Gogh. The circuit is dotted by reproductions of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, painted in Saint-Rémy itself.

Useful informations

A roadbook will be given to you to indicate where and when to meet.


This is a generally easy walk with some short steep and/or rocky passages.


For this day:

- You will need good shoes and a good supply of water.

- Plan on a picnic


Hoped-for level of the participant: amateur

Minimum and maximum number of participants: from 6 to 15 people

Number of kilometers hiked: 18kms

Duration: 7h


Rate for adults: €30

Children’s rate: €22

Minimum age required 8

Number of participants: from 6 to 15 people


Year round

July/August subject to ordinances about the closing of the mountain chain.


We can prepare an organic picnic basket for you for an extra fee.

Visit of the Carrières de Lumière show in the Baux de Provence for an extra fee

Visit of the Castle of Baux de Provence with an audio guide for an extra fee

Visit of the Glanun site for an extra fee

Visit of the Mausole site for an extra fee


This theme day takes place in the Alpilles Natural Park

To learn more about the Alpilles territory, click here

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Tour guide for mountain

He will enjoy sharing with you his love of nature and our magnificent Provençal country.

This price includes

A roadbook

A 7 h hike

The guide:

This price does not include


Personal expenses