Is it the golden light or the crisp scent of thyme? Or maybe the cicadas singing in the background? The moment you step off the train in Avignon the atmosphere enchants you. South of the waters of the Durance river lie the low, jagged silver peaks of the Alpilles region. The mountainous and verdant landscape seems like a scene straight out of history, a land where nature would have reigned freely. This untamed land is where you find the true Alpilles Provence, with its small, authentic villages, each with their charming, locals' favourite Alpilles restaurant frozen in time, and breathtaking views which have inspired Van Gogh himself. Our beautiful villas in the Alpilles are the perfect base from which to explore this wild and craggy landscape, and its mysterious underground network of caves.
Hop on a bike to explore the endless fields of olive trees, and marvel at the pine and oak trees covering the mountains. Or go on a lovely Alpilles hike on the extensive trails if you'd like to see them closer. While you traverse the region, look out for majestic eagles and Egyptian vultures soaring above. Their cries are the only sounds piercing the silence from far above. The Alpilles is a remarkable location with a unique set of heritage sites from all the different past civilisations and amazing nature sites. Go on a Camargue safari day trip to see Camargue horses, native bulls and the fabulous pink flamingos. Or head for a day of adventure in the Alpilles Regional Nature Park. In the evening, after a day full of adventure, return to your Alpilles luxury rental villa and wind down on the patio. When the chef announces that the dinner is ready, gather your family at the outdoor table for an al fresco dinner, a delightful meal cooked with the best local produce. Try out a bottle of the finest Alpilles wine and cheers to making these new memories together. Visit the Alpilles with Le Collectionist for your next unforgettable holidays.