church place maussane les alpilles

3 km from Baux-de-Provence, 8 km from Mouriès, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 11 km from
Fontvieille, 13 km from Maillane, 14 km from Eyragues, 17 km from Eygalières, 18 km from Tarascon

Altitude: 35 m
Population: 2201

In the foothills of the Alpilles, in the heart of the Baux valley, Maussane owes its prosperity down the centuries to its olive tree groves and the production of olives and olive oil. Whilst the village only has two olive oil presses still active today it remains one of the most important French producers, in terms of both quantity and quality, with close on 37,000 olive trees. Maussane has retained all its charm and authenticity, with many oratories, an aqueduct, a stone wash house and fountain, the church of Sainte-Croix…

market in maussane les alpilles   town hall maussane les alpilles
town hall in maussane les alpilles   fountain of maussane les alpilles

What to see, what to visit: the 18th century castle of Monblanc, the mid-18th century church of Sainte-Croix, the ancient temple, animated santon museum, art gallery. the Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy de Provence, the Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer…
Recommended activities: walks, cyclo-touring, swimming, corridas and traditional taurine shows in the village arenas.

laundrette of maussane les alpilles   belfry of maussane les alpilles

Provencal market: thursday morning. Festivities: second-hand market and fair in late March and early August. Patron saint's day on 15 August (bull runs, competitions, aïoli).