Discover the natural Park
With 16 municipalities, the Alpilles territory enjoys a remarkable natural, cultural, and historical heritage that must be preserved.
Since 2007, the Alpilles form a regional natural Park, neighbouring the Camargue and Luberon Parks, and constitutes a territory of about 50,000 ha. This limestone montain has an altitude of 2m to 498m with a great variety of landscapes.
To know all the activities, guided tours, conferences and natural constructions proposed by the Park and its partners, consult the Park’s interactive map.
From the Mas de l’Oulivié, hotel in les Baux de Provence, time to enjoy the beautiful weather, park your car and contemplate the landscape to discover our marvellous region on foot, bike or horseback. We’ve developped privileged partnerships with local profesionnals certified “Valeurs parc naturel régional” whom we invite you to contact to discover the numerous sports or cultural activities in our park.
At the Mas de l’Oulivié we’ve also chosen to work with local producers and crafstmen so that our guests can taste on a daily basis the best of the Alpilles’ products, (fruits, vegetables, olive oil, goat cheese, provencal pastries, wines, honeys, jams…). For that reason, we invite you to meet these producers.
Horse riding for all levels
Horse riding in the Alpilles for all levels :
Within 5km from the hotel : Enganes Equestrian centre
Within 8km from the hotel : The petit Roman
The Petit Roman is a partner certified “Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional” and shares the same values of our hotel.
Within 10km from the hotel : the Alpilles ranch
Within 5 km from the hotel, childrens pony club : Le Rouget
You can check the information sheet “Horse riding in the Alpilles” edited by the Departmental Comittee of Tourism from the Bouches du Rhone.
Hiking trails and long-distance trails are accessible from the hotel (picnic baskets on request)
You can also discover other hiking trails in the Alpilles Park, thanks to the Chemins des parcs maps. Nature hikes to discover the Alpilles can be organised with guides :
or Oliver Salzard
The Front Desk will inform you of the rates for guided hikes depending on the number of people interested.
The hotel is located on the “Route map”, a hiking itinerary of 400km that goes from Arles to Italy to discover the sites linked to transhumance.
The fire regulation may restrict access to the Alpilles massifs from June to September
Fauna and flora
The park of the Alpilles is well-known for hosting more than a 100 rare or protected animal species among which many benefefit from the status of Internation Protection like the Bonelli eagle or the great horned owl, one of the biggest nocturnal raptor in Europe.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at dusk, from April to the end of August, the Bureau of the Naturalist Guides proposes you to meet the great horned owl and the bustards in the Alpilles. According to the season, the meeting takes place in Aureille between 5pm and 7:30pm. The hotel will propose you picnic baskets to go for the evening.
Rates : 10 euros (2 hours) or 15 euros (4 hours) per adult and 7 or 5 euros per child
Reservations at 04 90 92 05 22
See the website
For non accompanied nature walks to discover the birds of the Alpilles, download the app Life des Alpilles and enjoy 6 ornithilogical discovery paths
The Sentiers de l'abondance
The Sentiers de l’Abondance, certified “Valeurs parc naturel régional” are huge landscaped gardens that were created on a domain of 3ha , the Mas des Bœufs, in the heart of the provencal landscapes of the Alpilles regional natural Park. This location aims to promote the exceptional richness of the flora and the natural and agricultural environment of the mediterranean massif on which it’s located. The domain offers visitors the settings of its gardens and shady pathways that follow the water channel, for the pleasure of the senses and discovery.
The Sentiers de l’Abondance are opened to the public
- From March 21st to June 21st, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm.
- From June 22nd to September 21st, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10am to 2pm
Guided tours of their gardens by reservation on 04 90 90 80 11
Other sports activities
SEGWAY IN LES ALPILLES
Fun and eco-friendly, have a unique experience at the controls of an “all-terrain” Segway. Guided walk of one hour on the paths of the Alpilles near the rock of les Baux. Departure 4 km from the hotel. Booking at 0677577015.
GLIDER FLIGHTS OVER LES ALPILLES
The flying club of Saint-Rémy-deProvence proposes 20 to 30 minutes gliding joy flights over les Alpilles. Booking necessary at 04 90 92 08 43
CLIMBING WITH ROC’ALPILLES
Climbing with Roc’Alpilles is an outdoor activity and not only an upright muscular performance. Roc’Alpilles is a partner certified “Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional” and shares the same values of our hotel.
Enjoy a roped trip on the summit of the limestone cliff ! Climb and reach the top of the route, it’s more an emotional management from some meters of the floor… Pinpoint introduction, style training, climbing this for you !