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Maussane les Alpilles

19 km north east of Arles and 38 km south of Avignon.

Discover the beautiful village of Maussane les Alpilles, near Les Baux de Provence

Nestling at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range, Maussane is a pleasant village that stretches out in the Baux valley, surrounded by vast olive groves and superb scenery.

Restaurant Maussane les Alpilles.

History of Maussane

Although Maussane lies along the ancient Roman road that linked Arles to Aix-en-Provence, there are few remains of that era. Its history is linked to that of Les Baux de Provence, where the inhabitants sought refuge in times of war.

Eglise Maussane les Alpilles.

Little by little, Maussane gained its independence and quickly prospered thanks to its abundant springs and fertile land. By the 1830s, Maussane had over 650 hectares of olive groves and no fewer than 12 oil mills.

Maussane les Alpilles.

A village that lives to the rhythm of olive oil production

Today, Maussane and neighbouring Mouriès are France's leading olive oil producers. The star of the olive route, Maussane has almost 37,000 olive trees, and its two mills still in operation produce the exceptional quality olive oil for which Maussane is famous.


So don't leave Maussane without tasting this famous olive oil. To really appreciate it, simply taste it raw on a piece of bread, or on a small piece of fresh goat's cheese drizzled with a little oil and accompanied by a small slice of tomato. A real ‘péché mignon’ !

Tourism: what to do around Maussane les Alpilles during your stay

During your holiday in the Alpilles, there are plenty of original things to do. Vineyard tours, guided tours of the most beautiful villages, electric bike rides. Below you'll find some serious service providers based in the Alpilles that we recommend.

Our map of Maussane les Alpilles (postcode 13520)

To find your way around Maussane, you can use our interactive map on this page. We've included the village's points of interest as well as our accommodation recommendations. This will help you locate them before you book your holiday in Maussane-les-Alpilles.

Our photos of the village

Our team has taken several photos of the village of Maussane-les-Alpilles. You will find a scrolling panorama of these photos at the bottom of this page. This will give you an idea of the beauty of the village streets and the main monuments. We hope it will inspire you to visit and stay in the beautiful village of Maussane.

What to see

18th century church Ste Croix.
15th century chapel de Monblan.
18th century chateau de Saint Roman. 14th century chateau Querry.
Communa washing area, the oratories, the Quatre Saisons fountain.
Santon museum.

Leisure activities

Hiking and horse-riding.
Tennis, swimming pool, fishing and petanque.
Bullfighting arena, horse shows.
Cultural events, summer festivals, arts and crafts.


At the foot of Les Baux de Provence and 10 mn from St Rémy de Provence
Swimming pool, soundproofed rooms, bar Free Wi-Fi - Free parking

Bed and breakfast

Mas des Marguerites
Maussane les Alpilles (Alpilles) | Baux de Provence : 4 km - Arles : 11 km

Bed and breakfast - 5 charming guest rooms incl 3 suites
each with private entrance and terrace Swimming pool - Safe car park

95€ - 149€


Le Saint-Gabriel, the 3-star campsite in Tarascon, welcomes you to the foot of the Alpilles in the Bouches-du-Rhône for your next stay in Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur. In a green setting close to Fontvieille, Les Baux de Provence and St Rémy de Provence, holidaymakers can enjoy the charm of the region.


Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.



You have sent us several questions about the pretty commune of Maussane. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions. Don't hesitate to send us an email if you have any other questions. We'll do our best to answer them.

When is the Maussane market?

The Maussane-les-Alpilles market takes place every Thursday morning in the vicinity of the Place Henri Giraud (see our map). You'll find plenty of local producers and local crafts. It's a great opportunity to spend some quality time in Maussane.

A good restaurant to eat at in Maussane les Alpilles?

If you're looking for a good place to eat in Maussane, we have two restaurants to recommend: ‘L'Oustaloun’ and ‘Au 49’. They serve excellent Provencal cuisine and are sure to give you a good time.

Where is Maussane-les-Alpilles?

If you're looking to find Maussane les Alpilles on the map of France, head for the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region, the Bouches du Rhône département and locate the Alpilles mountain range. Maussane is close to the villages of Paradou and Les Baux de Provence.

Where to swim in Maussane les Alpilles?

There are few lakes in the Alpilles mountain range, so there's no direct access to swimming near Maussane. However, the Mediterranean is not far away, so head for Istres or Saint-Chamas, for example, where you'll find plenty of pages.

Maussane les Alpilles.
Restaurant Maussane les Alpilles.
Eglise Maussane les Alpilles.


Le Paradou (2 km), Les Baux de Provence (5 km) and Mouries (7 km).

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