Maussane les Alpilles

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Alpilles Nature Park - Pop.: 2,254 inh.

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

Maussane les Alpilles, cafe



Nestled at the foot of the Alpilles, Maussane is an agreeable village in the vallée des Baux surrounded by vast olive plantations and superb countryside.




Maussane les Alpilles, the church


Although Maussane was situated on the ancient Roman road linking Arles to Aix en Provence, only a few remains can be seen today.

Maussane's history is linked to The Baux de Provence where its inhabitants sought refuge in times of war.


Maussane les Alpilles, street

Maussane slowly gained independence and soon prospered thanks to its many springs and fertile farmland

In the 1830s, Maussane possessed more than 650 hectares of olive trees and no less than 12 windmills or "moulins a huile" used to make olive oil.


Maussane les Alpilles, fountain


Today Maussane and its neighbour, Mouries are the most important olive oil producing areas in the country.

The first stop on the "route de l'olivier", Maussane has more than 37,000 olive trees. Its two windmills continue to produce oil of exceptional quality.



Maussane les Alpilles, typical house



Do not leave Maussane without tasting this famous oil... to appreciate the taste simply drizzle a little on a piece of bread or on a small chunk of goat's cheese... accompanied by a slice of tomato you have a true "péché mignon"!






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puce 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.

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puce Leisure activities:

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

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Bed and breakfast

puceMaussane les Alpilles (Alpilles) - Baux de Provence : 4 km - Arles : 11 km
Mas des Marguerites
Bed and breakfast - 5 charming guest rooms incl 3 suites
each with private entrance and terrace Swimming pool - Safe car park
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Maussane les Alpilles
95 € - 140 €

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels. Hotel-restaurants.
Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals - Flat and Holiday houses.
Campsite.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

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

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