Arles, between the Camargue and the Alpilles
With origins dating back to antiquity, Arles offers various Roman vestiges for visitors to discover, as well as numerous tourist sites: the Arlaten museum founded by Frédéric Mistral, the Réattu museum, which houses notable works of art, including drawings by Picasso, and more. Arles is at the doorstep of the Camargue, the largest wetlands in France and the land of bull ranches, wild horses and flocks of pink flamingos. Arles is also located at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains, the “little Alps of Provence”, with numerous natural and historic treasures. One of these treasures can be found in the Les Baux valley: the village of Les Baux de Provence.
A treasure in the Alpilles: les Baux de Provence
In the middle of what first appears to be an arid landscape of limestone and scrub brush are abundant hidden resources. The village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky cliff that dominates the entire valley, looks like a medieval hamlet that was frozen in time. It is this timeless context that serves as the backdrop for one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the vicinity of Arles: L'Oustau Baumanière. The welcoming establishment reflects the philosophy of the exceptional Maisons de Baumanière: beautiful manners and art of living. This perspective is expressed throughout the restored Provencal farmhouse, from its rooms and suites to its gastronomic restaurant.
More than another luxury hotel
Chef Michel Hulin has directed the La Cabro d’Or kitchens since 2001 (Oustau Baumanière's restaurant). This son of a fish merchant does not hide his preference for seafood, blending it perfectly with the “gold of Provence”: olive oil, straight from the numerous mills of the region. The exceptional nature of the region provides other ingredients: meats, mushrooms and vegetables whose special flavors are blended with rare savoir-faire. Les Maisons de Baumanière also include a Spa available to guests of Oustau Baumanière, where beauty treatments for mind and body are imported from around the world.
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