This medieval region surrounded by fields of olive trees and white rocks is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. At the highest point, the Castle des Baux guarantees the view over the Valley of the Inferno, which extends around with its green vegetation.
Stairs, stone alleys, small gardens, galleries, craft shops, and discrete restaurants give the charm of the almost always sunny spot. Other gems are the Roman church of Saint-Vincent and the houses of the Renaissance period, and the Louis-Jou Foundation that conserves works by the painters Rembrandt and Goya. With a dry climate and high summer temperatures, the place is rich in bauxite, a mineral needed to produce aluminum, but the olives and good Provencal wine are the local products that share the visitors’ luggage.