Surroundings & activities
Beach in the Camargue
HIKING IN THE ALPILLES
Villa la Pinède is near the centre of Maussane les Alpilles with many walks in the Alpilles starting close to the Villa. Our favourite walk goes up to Les Baux de Provence. Below are just a selection of other ideas for things to do if you get bored sitting around our wonderful pool.
Arles – The wildest and most beautiful beaches in Camargue. The beaches stretch to infinity in the middle of ponds and salt marshes.
– The castle turrets of Les Baux de Provence can be seen from Villa la Pinede private woodlands and staying here is a convenient option to central Les Baux hotels.
One of largest remains of a Roman town outside Italy. – Visit Website
Carrières de Lumières
Former quarry with art-based multimedia shows, projecting images of famous paintings set to music – Visit website
Arles Museum of Antiquity
Modern museum with Roman sarcophagi, sculptures & mosaics from the Augustinian era to 6th century.
The Arles Amphitheatre is a Roman amphitheatre in the southern French town of Arles. This two-tiered Roman amphitheatre is probably the most prominent tourist attraction in the city of Arles, which thrived in Roman times – Visit Website
Abbaye de Montmajour
Montmajour Abbey, formally the Abbey of St. Peter in Montmajour, was a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 18th centuries – Visit Website
Réserve Naturelle des Marais du Vigueirat
Wildlife reserve within a national park, with nature walking trails & horse-drawn guided tours – Visit Website
Art museum in Arles, housing paintings, including works by Arles-born painter Jacques Réattu, drawings by Picasso, as well as sculptures and a large collection of photographs – Visit Website
Musée de la Camargue
Camargue Natural Regional Park
Regional Nature Park of the Camargue, is a protected area which was designated in 1970 along the shoreline of the Camargue, France. The park protects a wetland environment and an adjacent marine area – Visit Website