LesBaux-de-Provence, How To Reach Les Baux De Provence
in the South of France
Perhaps the most visited village in the Alpilles
Hills,  Les Baux-de-Provence occupies a high
rocky ledge Between St Remy and Mouries,
about 30 miles south of Avignon.  From the hill
you can see the Rhone River Delta and the flat
land of the Camargue.  The promontory
commands an excellent view of the valley,
making it long a strategic position for
settlement.
Signs of early settlements have been found at Les
Baux that go back to 6th century BC Celts.
Even today a climb to the ledge at the top of the
high parking lot will reveal stone works and cave
dwellings.
The fortress, now a ruin, housed a line of kings and
queens that  ruled the surrounding area from the
second century to the 12 the century and was then
ruled by French kings until being razed in 1632 by
order of Cardinal Richelieu in his attempt to punish
the town for revolting against French Catholic rule
and his desire to unify France under a central
government
Travel To Les
Baux-de-Provence, in the
South of France.
When To Go To Provence, The South of France
Cherries,  apricots, and melons ripen in June. The end of June sees the lavender ripening and the
fields turning purple about 30 miles north of Les Baux.  Sunflowers are in full bloom end of June.  
High on the vacation list could be a vacation rental, vacation Gite, or a villa with a full kitchen, a food
chopper, grinder, or a processor so that when visiting Provence on a culinary vacation you can do some
healthy French cooking. Rentals are more available in May, June, September October: either side of the
July August high season.
Reach Provence by high speed roads from Paris, by fast TGV trains from Paris, or by Ryan Air out of
Gatwick or Standsted, London flying into Marseille.

Avignon is the nearest large city to Les Baux-de-Provence and one of the principle cities of Provence.  It  
has a TGV station with rental cars at the station. Les Baux is 30 miles south of Avignon

Arles is another major city in Provence that has Train Service. Arles is 12 miles east of Les Baux.
The TGV station is in Nimes and from there conventional trains or buses serve nearby Arles, about 20
miles southeast.

In the south,
Marseilles has a large airport north of the city with surface transportation to all areas of Provence.
TGV Trains from Paris reach Marseille  Les Baux-de-Provence is 60 miles northwest of Marseille
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    
Italian law, however,  requires that.....  
see Article
No Passing
for
commercial
vehicles
No
Passing
zone ends
Rotary
with yield
to traffic in
rotary
Auto Europe Rentals are available at Avignon TGV station.  Check their selection, price,
and ease of booking on the web. . Shop online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel
(
more economical) or gas, luggage space,(important)  standard or
automatic,
(important)  two door, four door and other options.  Renting for more than 17
days; see their options      
see  renting a vehicle in Provence
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
Les Baux-de-Provence can be reached by high speed train to Avignon
and bus or rental car from there. Les Baux-de-Provence is 30 miles
south of Avignon in Provence, the South of France.
Les Baux-de-Provence is near enogh to Arles
and st Remy to be reached by train to Nimes
and then bus or rental car from there. Les
Baux-de-Provence is 30 miles south of Avignon
in Provence, the South of France.
Reach Les Baux-de-Provence
in the south of France by high
speed train to Avignon.
Rental cars are available at the
Avignon TGV station.
Bus service reaches Les Baux
from Avignon, 30 miles south
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