Camping in the Alpilles

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A camping in the Alpilles

The Alpilles, a mountainous massif located in the northwest of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, offers an enchanting natural site just a stone’s throw from the Saint Gabriel campsite in Tarascon. It is located between the cities ofAvignon and Arles at the entrance to the Camargue, 30 kilometers from each of them. For moments of discovery and relaxation in the heart of nature in the PACA region, discover all the assets of the Alpilles massif and its Provencal villages.

Camping in the Alpilles, between natural landscape and Provencal villages

This chain of limestone hills of the Alpilles allows visitors who come to discover it to enjoy a landscape as unique as it is breathtaking. What to fill up with breathtaking memories during his stay at the campsite in the Alpilles.

In the landscape of the regional natural park of the Alpilles, one meets forests of pines or oaks, but also mountains. Visitors will also be immersed in fields of olive trees, which bring the charm of the Provencal landscape. The ideal opportunity to practice nature activities such as hiking.

It should also be noted that the Alpilles massif gathers several Provençal villages in which tourists can stroll to spend a pleasant stay. Among its villages, we can mention Les Baux de Provence, St Rémy de Provence, Fontvieille (neighboring village of Tarascon), Mouriès, Le Paradou, or Aureille. Most of these villages are known for their natural setting and their superb cultural and historical heritage, which is there for you to explore.

The Alpilles : a place full of history

The Alpilles massif is also characterized by the remains of ancient civilizations. We can mention, for example, the Glanum with the 3 civilizations and the Antiques in Saint Rémy de Provence. There is also a rich religious heritage, including Romanesque churches and chapels. Among its heritages of the past, we can also mention the superb citadel of Baux de Provence dating from the Middle Ages, the houses of Renaissance style, …

All these elements testify to a place that has perfectly preserved its history. Moreover, its historical monuments are not the only assets that Les Alpilles has to attract visitors. Indeed, the different villages are animated throughout the year thanks to traditional festivals. The inhabitants celebrate the olive as well as the vine. Many other interesting activities are organized in these villages for the pleasure of the visitors.

All in all, the Alpilles massif is a beautiful tourist destination favorable to discoveries and relaxation. Its visitors are assured of a pleasant stay in an idyllic setting.

Where to go in the Alpilles ?

To discover the Alpilles massif, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Indeed, they will be able to follow the paths, but also visit several of the most beautiful villages of the Bouches du Rhone and their heritage. According to your desires, it is possible to discover :

  • Saint Rémy de Provence with its Lake of Peiroou, its Estrine Museum, its archaeological site of Glanum;
  • Les Baux de Provence and its quarries of light, the Châteaux des Baux de Provence, the Santons Museum, the Yves Brayer Museum, the Mas de la Dame;
  • Tarascon and its Castle, the Abbey of Saint Michel, the Souleiado Museum, the Royal Collegiate Church of Saint Martha, the Chapel of Saint Gabriel of Tarascon;
  • Eygalières and the Chapel Saint-Sixte of Eygalière ;
  • Fontvieille and the Mill of Alphonse Daudet, as well as the Castle of Montauban.

Where to swim in the Alpilles ?

Whether they take the form of a river, a lake or a pond, there are few water points in the Alpilles massif. You can however join the lake of Peïroou, the pond of Remballe, the lake of Barreau or the pond of the gravel pit for a walk or a picnic in family. To swim in the Alpilles, the swimming pool of the Saint Gabriel campsite will be the best ally or it will be necessary to leave the Alpilles massif to reach theBerre pond located much further south in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

Where to stay at the campsite in the Alpilles ?

To fully enjoy the region, the campsite in the Alpilles, Le Saint Gabriel, welcomes you in Tarascon near the impressive castle of Tarascon, one of the other jewels of the region. It is in an old Provencal farmhouse with swimming pool that you will be able to spend your stay in the immediate vicinity of many Provencal villages like Fontvieille, at the foot of the Alpilles. Whether renting or on one of our pitches, benefit from a very good quality/price ratio where nature and simplicity will be the keywords of your vacations at St Gabriel. Services will accompany each of our holidaymakers, children as well as parents or retired people, so that they come to rest in the calm atmosphere of the Provencal hinterland.