Discover all the activities that the Bastide can provide you; cycling, yoga lessons, badminton racket, swimming pool, walking…
A soccer court for everyone to play.
Badminton racquets for everyone
Private roads to bike your bicycle.
Pool tabled for crazy shots.
Relax during yoga sessions
A track for everyone to run.
La Bastide is also : a convivial place !
At La Bastide, we have imagined a guinguette space where our customers love to meet and share …
Aperitifs with local products and tasting of Alpilles wines. Barbecue and planchas of good Mediterranean products. Game of pétanque or badminton. Every summer, we organize concerts, sound and light evenings, aperitifs where Provençal rosé flows freely, pizza evenings, drawing competitions for the little ones, demonstrations of typical southern recipes …
Sharing moments for young and old that we take great pleasure in organizing for your greatest happiness!
The Alpilles are an ideal terrain for practicing bicycle rides. There are many possibilities for itineraries. One of the most traveled is the ascent of Les Baux de Provence by the road from the north (D27). Although quite steep, this route is magnificent with many laces just before the pass. The descent to Les Baux among the ruiniform rocks is simply magical… There are many other routes, let us quote at random:
Maussane – Le Destet – Mouriès
Eygalières – Aureille – Eyguières
St-Rémy – St-Etienne du Grès
There are also many mountain bike rides.
The great classic of the massif is the ride on the ridges between Les Baux and St-Rémy.
Provençal culture, in addition to its traditional part linked to its language (Provencal pastoral) and its traditions (Christmas crib, santons, pétanque) covers all artistic fields. Literature is illustrated there with authors like Frédéric Mistral, Jean Giono, René Char or Francis Gag. The light of the Provencal sky has inspired the greatest painters from Paul Cézanne to Auguste Renoir, from Vincent van Gogh to Pablo Picasso, photographers like Lucien Clergue, Bernard Faucon, Willy Ronis, Bernard Plossu or Hans Silvester. The first cinema was opened there, and it became famous with directors like the Lumière brothers or Marcel Pagnol, actors like Raimu or Fernandel and finds its peak each year during the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, the region has become the land of festivals, with the Festival d’Avignon; the International Festival of Lyric Art of Aix-en-Provence, the Chorégies of Orange and the Choralies of Vaison-la-Romaine, etc. The Carnival of Nice is internationally renowned and constitutes one of the major events of the winter season.
Les Rencontres d’Arles (formerly called Rencontres internationales de la photographie d´Arles) is an annual summer photography festival founded in 1970 by Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, writer Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette.
With a program consisting mainly of original productions, the Rencontres d´Arles have acquired an international stature. In the 2019 edition, the festival welcomed 145,000 spectators.
Often produced in collaboration with museums and French and foreign institutions, the exhibitions presented in various heritage places in the city are the subject of a scenography and certain historical sites – such as chapels from the 12th century or industrial buildings from the 19th century – are only open to the public for the duration of the festival.
The Avignon Festival is the most important theater and live performance event in the world, in terms of the number of creations and spectators gathered. Founded in September 1947 by Jean Vilar with the invaluable help of Jean Rouvet, at the suggestion of the art dealer Christian Zervos, this performing arts festival is considered the oldest and most famous in France.
Originally a simple Dramatic Art Week offering three creations in three different scenic locations, in July 1948 this event became the Avignon Festival. The Cour d’honneur of the Palais des Papes is the cradle of the Festival which invests more than 30 places in the city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its region, in works of art but also gymnasiums, cloisters, chapels. , gardens, quarries, churches.
Colorado Provençal is an old ocher quarry. The important Rustrel deposit has given its quarries the evocative name of Colorado. This exceptional site, so named for the variety of its shapes and colors, allows the pleasure of hiking to be combined with the discovery of an industrial heritage.
The beauty of the site is the result of the work carried out by four generations of ocher trees and peasants. The old ocher hill sites stretched for about 4 km. The current site covers more than 100 hectares. The inhabitants of Rustrel called the site “the Ubacs of Rustrel”.
It is Father Martel, president of Alpes de Lumière who, by surveying the paths of the town with the aim of creating the GR 6, baptizes the site “Colorado Provencal”, for the incredible colors that recall those of the American canyon and especially because Colorado in Provençal means “red”.
Magic word, the Camargue is the territory where people live with horses, bulls, birds, the sky and the water.
The magic of a country with unspoiled natural spaces, a fragile sanctuary of exceptional flora and fauna in Europe, protected by the Camargue Regional Natural Park, it is a unique landscape. Located between the two arms of the Rhône (it is a delta: the Grand Rhône to the south-east, the Petit Rhône to the southwest) the Camargue is a vast wetland of approximately 100,000 hectares, the largest of France and also one of the most secret. It is divided into three very distinct zones: the crops in the north of the delta, the salt marshes in the west and east and the lagoons in the south.
The Camargue is also a territory made by man, which has shaped the space with in particular the containment of the two arms of the Rhône and the sea, and the development of an adapted agriculture such as the cultivation of rice and harvesting salt. It has achieved this by mastering the exchanges between the fresh waters of the Rhône, the saline waters of the Mediterranean and the lands of the delta. About a hundred herds are dedicated to breeding Camargue horses and bulls. The horse is above all the companion of the keeper but also his working tool.
A relaxed atmosphere and good luck.
Very friendly welcome with generous and tasty local dishes. Our favorite 2019!
Very good quality, price.
Au 49 chez Guen & Alex – Maussane les Alpilles
We like this address for the quality of its products,
its well thought out associations and its tasty cuisine.
Very good value for money.
The Cabro d’Or – Les Baux de Provence
A cuisine that combines tradition and modernity, frank and refined.
One of the most beautiful restaurants in the region in a bucolic setting.
Confused taste buds guaranteed!
Pizza Brun – Maussane les Alpilles
Pizza to die for, a charming setting, a family atmosphere.
An essential address in the region to have a good time and eat the best pizzas in the area.
A tip! Order early to be sure you can taste them!
Horse riding that lovers of Provencal landscapes, unspoiled nature and wide open spaces will appreciate. Omnipresent sun, azure skies, light like no other, music-loving cicadas, hills that punctuate the horizons, fields of olive trees as far as the eye can see … Let’s ride !