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Tourism and travel guide

Looking for a nature-friendly destination in Provence? The village of Paradou is located in the heart of the Alpilles, a highly renowned tourist area between Arles, Salon-de-Provence, and Avignon.

Close to the most beautiful tourist attractions of the Bouches-du-Rhône, the village of Paradou welcomes you for a visit of a few hours or for a stay of several days.

Are you looking to spend your holidays close to nature? Le Paradou has numerous hiking trails and paths for cycling, mountain biking, or horseback riding. According to your desires, you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at other activities in the Bouches-du-Rhône. Have you ever done any climbing, for example?

Fished fish of the day, rosé wines, peaches, apricots, tapenade and olive oil, aïoli, socca or fougasse, ratatouille, bull stew, pistou soup, nougats and calissons: the plurality of climates in the south-east of France has given rise to many specialties. The local markets organized in the region allow you to spend a convivial moment, while buying specialties that you will savor in the hours that follow, for dinner or as an aperitif.

The village of Paradou has an interesting historical heritage. You can explore the Castillon Towers, medieval fortifications that protected a communication route, visit the Saint-Martin-de-Castillon church, and admire the bust of Charles-Henri Rieu, a Provençal poet close to Frédéric Mistral.

Do you want to stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône? Rent a bungalow in a campsite, book a bed and breakfast, stay in a hotel… We help you to book the accommodation that meets all your criteria in the region. The Tourist Office of Paradou will inform you about the proposed activities and tourist sites.

Les Alpilles

Last relief before the Rhône and the Camargue, the Alpilles massif is renowned for its landscapes and its exceptional biodiversity. For thousands of years, men have been shaping this steep territory, 30 km long and more than 10 km wide. The Alpilles can often be discovered on foot, on the saddle of a bicycle or a horse.

The unspoiled villages, which for a long time were devoted to the cultivation of olive trees and vines, are now tourist destinations. The Gallo-Roman town of Glanum, the castle of Les Baux, the castle of King René in Tarascon, the Urgonia Museum, various cultural destinations await you in the Alpilles.

Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône

During your stay, you will be able to multiply the visits of museums. There are several dozen in the department. What to see? What to do?

You can visit museums with unusual or more classic collections, such as the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan in Aix-en-Provence, the Natural History Museum in Aix-en-Provence, the Museum of Aviation in Saint-Victoret, the Frédéric-Mistral Museum in Maillane, the Alpilles Museum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Camargue Museum in Arles, the Pavillon Vendôme Museum in Aix-en-Provence…

Informations pratiques

Le Paradou is located to the south of the Alpilles mountain range. You can easily access it from Arles or from Saint-Martin-de-Crau.

The Alpilles en Provence Tourist Office can assist you in planning your visit or stay:

Are you interested in discovering local products? The Paradou market takes place every Tuesday morning at Charloun Rieu Square.