Wandering and discovering History and daily life …
The “via Aurelia”, one of the biggest roman ways, runs alongside Maussane les Alpilles. Military milestone, foundations of a villa show the roman presence. ...Drifted away with the current, aqueducts, wash houses and wells are fresh stops that will lead you to the Four Seasons Fountain on the square in the heart of Maussane les Alpilles.
The three shrines dedicated to the beloved saints in Provence : Saint Eloi (a protector of the ploughing animals and patron saint of the blacksmiths and farmers), Saint Marc (patron saint of the wine growers) and Saint Roch (patron saint of the pilgrims worldwide and of the bakers). Each shrine has got a proper style and refers to a particular devotion. For example, the shrine dedicated to Saint Roch was built in 1720 after the grand plague.
Church « Sainte Croix » (Holy Cross) was built in 1754 and according to the legend, it would hide a piece of the genuine cross. The three naves of the building and its huge dimensions are surprising, so is the remarkable layout of its classical façade. Inside the church, one can admire particularly remarkable pieces of the setting which have been graded as Historical Monuments. Do have a look at the pulpit, the walnut panelling around the choir, the marble 19th century altar …
The map of France made of stones. You will discover this 5 x 5 m and 6 tonnes stone monument in the Agora Alpilles park. This amazing work, absolutely unique in France, pays hommage to manual work and craftsmen – those of yesterday and today – who built our prestigious patrimony.
Our country and its departements are faithfuly stylised in the stones of each represented region and offered by quarry owners and stone cutters. This beautiful puzzle for giants, built with generosity by a chain of voluntary craftsmen, is a good tool to learn the name of the various regions of France and their location. Don’t hesitate to ask for the brochure and the funny game available at the Tourism Info Point!
Know-how … Our olive oil mills, vineyards, producers of olives, honeys, jams or goat cheese invite you to subtile discoveries..
Olive and almond groves, sunflower fields, acres of grassland spreading at the gates of the village and the Alpilles landscape, here is the natural setting celebrated by famous poets and painters ! It is our visit card and we offer to share it with you …
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