Saint Etienne du Grès

Le patrimoine de Saint Etiennes du Grès - Provence Pays d'Arles - Yvon Fruneau

Nestled against the side of the Alpilles, Saint-Etienne-du-Grès acts as a crossroads between Saint-Rémy de Provence, Arles and Tarascon. The area around the small town is dotted with attractive, recently restored properties - farmhouses, small private houses and 'bastides'.

In the heart of the Alpilles, Saint-Etienne du Grès invites you to share in its traditions and the incomparable charm of its hills.

 Moving a bit further from the centre of the village, there are some wonderful walks on the slopes of the Alpilles, in the shade of the pine trees. The heights witness processions of pilgrims climbing to Notre-Dame-du-Château chapel, which is perched on a rocky outcrop. From here you will have a superb view of the Vallée des Baux and Saint-Rémy de Provence. Saint-Etienne du Grès is renowned for its traditions and celebrates Provençal culture with a number of events, such as the pilgrimage to Notre Dame du Château, the festivals of Saint Eloi and the courses camarguaises.

Saint-Etienne du Grès is an ideal place to stay in the heart of the Alpilles and has some wonderful accommodation (hotel, restaurants, gîtes and guest rooms) and a number of local shops. Saint-Etienne du Grès is also the site of one of the last factories to still produce Provençal fabrics, Les Olivades, whose shop is open to visitors. The large local producers' market held every day except Sunday forms an important part of the commune's identity.

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- 69.35 km - 00h55m
A benevolent natural environment and a favourable climate mean that the soil of PROVENCE PAYS D’ARLES is superb, producing six recognised products: the Camargue Bull AOP, Camargue rice, Wine from the Vallée des Baux de Provence AOP, Olive Oil from the Vallée des Baux AOP, the Cracked Green Olive AOP and the Black Olive AOP. You cannot leave until you have tasted them all!
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