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Mas Blanc des Alpilles

The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Alpilles - Pop.: 512 h.

South of Avignon (25 km), between St Rémy de Provence (6km)
and Tarascon (10km) on the D99.
Mas Blanc des Alpilles

Mas Blanc des Alpilles is a tiny village nestling at the foot of a beautiful hillside between La Montagnette and the Alpilles in the north-west of Bouches du Rhône.

With an area of just 1.57 km2, it is the smallest village in the department and, according to the archives, there has been a settlement here since Year II (1792).

Mas Blanc des Alpilles - Street

In purely tourist terms, Mas Blanc does not have a great deal to offer. However, it has the great advantage of being ideally situated just a few kilometres away from several popular tourist destinations, including Baux de Provence, Avignon, St Rémy de Provence, Arles, Les Saintes Maries and the Camargue.

Mas Blanc des Alpilles - House

The village is bisected by the D99 which separates the old houses of the village from a number of housing estates which sprawl out lower down. The previously agricultural land which surrounds Mas Blanc des Alpilles is now used for market gardens (salad plants and early vegetables) and you will also find fruit trees - peaches and nectarines.

Don’t miss the festival of Saint Lambert which takes place in the first weekend of September. For three days the village is alive with courses camarguaises (bull courses), boules contests, “giant aïoli”, a ball, an orchestra and plenty of folklore.

Mas Blanc des Alpilles - paysage des Alpilles
There is a pleasant walk along the chemin de Rousty. Turn right 200 m after the town hall and you will come to the ancient Roman road which once linked Saint Etienne du Grès to Saint Rémy. You can drive along the road but going on foot is a much better way to enjoy the scents of the hillside and to appreciate the tranquil beauty of the countryside. If you like cycling, another lovely excursion, along a bicycle path, takes you right to St Rémy and its pleasant terrace cafés.

What to see:

Chapelle Ste Lambert, old Romanesque chapel built in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Arts and crafts: furniture maker - wooden Provençal furniture (exhibition and workshop).

Leisure activities:

Walking. Bicycle path from Mas Blanc to St Rémy.


Holiday rentals.

Neighbouring cities and villages:

St Etienne du Grès 4km, St Rémy (6km), Baux de Provence (6km), Tarascon (10km).

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