St. Vincent Church (Eglise St-Vincent)
Located in the heart of the Medieval fortified village of Les Baux-de-Provence, St. Vincent Church (Eglise St-Vincent is one of the town’s most interesting historic landmarks. This 12th-century church is partially carved into the rocky hillside and gives off a curious cave-like vibe with its three cavernous chapels and rock-carved baptismal font.
Considering the St. Vincent Church is one of the most notable landmarks in Les Baux-de-Provence, it’s often included in walking tours of the village along with other must-see sights like the Château des Baux and the Chapel of the White Penitents. Day trips to Les Baux-de-Provence set out from Avignon, Arles, Marseille and often include visits to other villages in Provence like Gordes, Pont du Gard, and Saint Remy.
Things to know before you go
- The St. Vincent Church is a must-see for history and culture lovers.
- See the church as part of a walking tour of Les Baux-de-Provence or a private tour.
- Dress respectfully, as the church remains an active religious site.
- The cobbled and uneven streets of Les Baux de Provence are not wheelchair-friendly.
How to get there
Les Baux-de-Provence is located atop a rocky precipice nine miles (15 kilometers) from Arles and 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Avignon and the St. Vincent Church is located towards the top of the village. Public transportation is limited in this area so plan to rent a car or explore the village on a guided tour.
When to get there
Considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France, Les Baux de Provence is overflowing with tourists during the summer months so visit during the off-season if you can. If you do visit in summer, opt for an early morning or late afternoon visit to avoid the crowds.
Other Les Baux-de-Provence Must-See Sights
The ruins of the Medieval fortress of Château des Baux des Provence are a must-see for first-time visitors to Les Baux. The ruins are perched high on a rocky summit affording panoramic views of the olive groves and vineyards of the Camargue. Just outside the village of Les Baux de Provence, the Carrières de Lumières is a unique multimedia art show where famous paintings are set to music and projected onto massive rock walls of a former limestone quarry for a total immersive art experience.
- Les Baux-de-Provence
- Quarries of Lights (Carrières de Lumières)
- Montmajour Abbey (Abbaye de Montmajour)
- Alpilles Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles)
- Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery (Monastère Saint-Paul de Mausole)
- Van Gogh Café (Le Café de Nuit)
- Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime)
- Place du Forum
- Espace Van Gogh (Médiathèque d'Arles)
- Les Halles Market
- Rhône River
- Little Palace Museum (Musée du Petit Palais)
- Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes)
- Rocher des Doms