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Eygalières



The perfect example of French village culture.

About the village


Eygalières is a charming and historic stone village in amongst the sprawling vineyards and olive groves not 10 minutes from Saint-Rémy. Climb to the top of the town, walk among the medieval ruins and look out across Provence from this unassuming rocky perch. Commandeer a table and any of the many stylish cafes and watch the world go by!

Staying in Eygalières promises a calm cafe-culture village, in a beautiful Provencal setting. Not far from many of the busier destinations, Eygalières is a great platform for exploring the whole region.

The Market


Friday, 8am - 1pm in the village centre.

As with all small French villages, the weekly market is a chance for locals to buy, sell and trade the freshest of produce from the surrounding farmlands. Fresh seasonal groceries, along with artisan 'producteurs' offering various local delicacies are a staple of any good market, and Eygalières is no exception. Not to be missed is the oldest honey stall in the village, with plenty of flavours on offer - including the Provencal Lavender honey - you can taste all the flavours before choosing your favourite to take home.

Of course, during the summer months the market grows to encompass a large number of stalls offering a variety of goods including clothes, hats, pottery and plenty of other goodies.

When you're done with the market, the French cafe culture of Eygalières provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of market day. Stop for a drink in any of the quaint bars and cafes to enjoy the perfect pause, watching the world go by as you relax in the fresh air of Provence.

Restaurants


Our top picks for food in Eygalières:

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Bistrot L’Aubergine
Style: French, Mediterranean, European

Sous Les Micocouliers
Style: French, Healthy, Vegetarian friendly

Mas Du Capoun
Style: French, Mediterranean, European

Le Café de la Place
Style: Casual, Light bites, French

Must See & Do!


Below we've made a shortlist of our favourite things to do in Eygalières.

The Garrigues-des-Alpilles
With this beautiful village nestled on the edge of the Natural Regional Park, there are endless hiking and walking trails for any adventurer. Don't forget your camera, as you may see some of the diverse local wildlife, and are guaranteed to enjoy the incredible scenery.

Chapelle Saint Sixte
This 12th Century chapel is perched on a small rocky mound just outside of the village centre. With tall cypress trees standing on either side of the famous landmark, this image is one of the most well known sights of Provence. Accessible on foot from the village, and with free parking near the chapel, this historic site is well worth a visit.

The Old Village Ruins
The views from the ruins at the top of the village are not to be missed! From this high perch on a clear day you can see for miles all around. Standing alongside the statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking the town, you can enjoy a perfect moment, as time stands still before you.