Eygalieres  Hiking and Biking
Bike tours often travel the same routes used by the Tour de France racers.
Great hiking and biking
in the Alpilles, Luberon,
Vaucluse and Camargue.
Renting a House or Vacation Apartment In Provence: Hiking, Biking,and the Culinary Vacation in the Alpilles
Provence is not just about olive oil, wine,  fresh fruit and Herbs de Provence.
The area each year prepares for the Tour de France and many top racers train in the steeper hills.

Eygalieres is
One or two
main streets,
a  chateau at
the top
in varying states

of repair, coffee
shops with
sidewalk dining
in the village
 and a slow
pace of life

Eygalieres makes a stunning appearance as you bike towards it from St Remy or Mouries.
Eygalieres still carries on the traditions of honoring its ancient customs and its patron saints. On the Tuesday after Easter you will see the festivals honoring the martyred Pope St. Sixte II as the procession walks towards the chapel dedicated to this 3rd century saint accompanied by Camargue Guardians on white horses and men and women dressed in the costumes of Arles.  
They walk to the chapel of Saint Sixte and celebrate mass in the ancient language of Provencal. The site of the chapel once held a neolithic altar to the rain god and this spring ceremony is a continuation of that plea to the gods for favorable rains.
Do You need an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe.
In France and Italy you can rent a car and do not need to show an International Permit, only your drivers license from your home country and perhaps your passport.  Italian law requires that you carry an IDP as does Spain, Portugal, Greece, and several of the former Soviet Union countries. The International driver's permit is issued by the American Automobile Association AAA in the States and the CAA in Canada. The cost is $15 and not a bad bit of insurance against running into trouble while driving in Europe.
No Passing for commercial vehicles
No Passing zone ends
Highway or Expressway
Intersection with right of way to right
road showing right of way
Rotary
with yield to traffic in rotary
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns.  Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations..
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
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For the most part , however,  the terrain is over low hills through wine and olive farms centered by Medieval villages like Eygalieres, and Les Baux.
Camping: Les Oliviers  Campgrounds
Avenue Jean Jaurès, 13810 Eygalières, Provence Alpes Cote, France
Camping
"Le Pesquié" - Route du Mas d'Aubergue - 13810 EYGALIERES
Tel: 0 (033) 4 90 95 99 50 - Fax: 0 (033) 4 90 95 96 63 - lepesquie84@orange.fr
Rock climbing  sites nearby: Orgon,  Aureille,   Mouriès,  
Walking Trail  (GR6)
  Roman Ruins  Cycling and mountain bike routes    Golf  Near Les Baux  , Tennis, horseback  riding,   gliding  
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