The heart of Provence beats in these hills lying between the Mediterranean and the Alps. Lavender fields, rows of olive trees, vineyards, hilltop villages… the Luberon in Provence unfolds sceneries with a stunning beauty. The sound of the cicadas, aromatic fragrances, Mediterranean flavours… the region overwhelms your senses!
With its Mediterranean climate and its 300 days of sunshine per year, Provence expresses its art de vivre on the shady terraces on its village squares and seduces every year tourists from all over the world. The region boasts a rich cultural offering which is constantly renewed, more particularly with its famous music and theatre festivals.
Numerous sports activities are available close to Villa Baulieu, golf, horseback riding, canoe, Nordic walking… Practising, perfecting or initiation – it’s your choice.
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Villa Baulieu opens the door of the Vasarely Foundation for you within the privileged framework of a private guided tour, whether you love contemporary art or simply keen to discover. Admire the work of artist Victor Vasarely, the creator of a new contemporary art trend: optical art.
The Aix en Provence Festival of Lyric Arts is a must for opera lovers. Created in 1948, it now enjoys an uncontested international renown. A top-level programme which brings together all the famous names of lyrical arts. Be part of it, every year during the month of July.
The Choregies d’Orange proposes every year during July and August performances of two popular operas in front of an audience of almost 9,000 people in the Antique Theatre of Orange, a theatre dating back to the 1st century.
During the two Easter weeks, Aix en Provence pulses to the rhythm of symphony orchestras. With around 20 concerts, almost 900 international artists and 25,000 spectators, the Aix en Provence Easter Festival has become an international benchmark.
Every summer, the village of Roque d’Anthéron becomes the worldwide capital of piano for four weeks. A rich and eclectic programme brings together the most famous virtuosos in the park of Château de Florans and the cloister of the Abbey of Silvacane.
In July the tranquil little town of Avignon is metamorphosed and becomes the largest theatre stage in the world. With the In festival, the theatre occupies the courtyard of the Popes’ Palace as well as 30 other prestigious locations of this city listed as world heritage by UNESCO. In parallel, the Off festival proposes hundreds of other locations and more than 1,500 performances. Classical plays, comic theatre, dramas, musical comedies, dance, one man shows… there is something for every taste!
Aix en Provence, an elegant city with narrow streets steeped in history and shady terraces, invites you to stroll and enjoy life. The joyful and animated city is paced by its festivals, celebrations and markets. In the shadow of Cézanne, you can discover this city which inspired the artist so much and marked his works with its colours and reliefs.
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The villages of Provence, with their picturesque charm, are the pride of the region and constitute gems of French heritage. Bonnieux, Gordes, Lourmarin, Roussillon, Les Baux de Provence… come and discover the most beautiful villages of France.
Crédit photos : © Alain Hocquel
Olives, aromatic herbs, candied fruits, melons, pastis . . . Provence unveils its treasures on its famous colourful markets. An experience you should not miss, which pleases your eyes and your palate.
At Villa Baulieu, you will taste the agricultural produce of the estate: wine, olive oil, honey, almonds . . .
In Aix en Provence you will discover the calisson, a confectionery product elaborated with the best produce of the region: almonds, melon and candied orange peel. An ancestral recipe which has lasted for centuries and whose fame crosses at present the oceans.
Villa Baulieu proposes a guided tour of the production facilities and the calisson museum of the famous Confiserie du Roy René. A gourmet and innovative itinerary to discover this ancestral knowhow!