The Alpilles are located north-west of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone. Located in the heart of Provence, it is an extension of the geological Luberon and the Alps which it takes its name. It is located between the towns of Arles, Avignon and Salon de Provence.
The Alpilles, a small chain of limestone mountains, according to extend an east-west about 25 km from the Rhone Valley to the Durance valley. They dominate the northern plain vegetable Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the southern plain of the Crau. The highest point is the Tour of Opies to 493 m.
The Alpilles full of many Mediterranean species that give it its colour and unmistakable fragrance. Also hiking in the Alpilles are always moments of great discovery and intense pleasure. Between the scrubland and forests of coniferous between rosemary and olives, thyme or kermes oak, but also argelas and cysts, you will also discover a wildlife Mediterranean very active in this exceptional environment.
The Alpilles must be preserved, so you do not hasardez without many precautions, and in particular do not forget to ask about the risk of fires and possible bans on access that could result.
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