Eygalieres Hiking, Walking Trail GR 6,
Salon, Eygalieres, Les Baux to Tarascon
Mouriès, Aureille, and Eygalieres the nearest towns with bus service
Many hiking trails run through the hills of Eygalieres and the Les Alpilles Regional Park, (Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles) most notably, the Trail GR 6, which comes north toward Eygalieres from Eyguieres and Salon de Provence. If you leave the trail and head northeast to the D-24B road and the center of Eygalieres, the hilltop ruin will make a nice hike.
The remains of a 12 th Century church and later château occupy the hilltop above Eygalieres Village and can be seen from many miles distant.
For the hikers who come on the trails through the olive groves and vineyards or for the bikers who come from Mouries, Saint Remy, and Les Baux, the hilltop is a welcome sight; the village center of Eygalieres offers coffee or a glass of wine and lunch at the sidewalk cafés along with camping and hotels.
The hiking trail GR 6 goes from Eygalieres near Aurielle, on to St Remy, Les Baux and on to Tarascon.
Eygalieres offers great hiking and biking amid many old Structures, some dating to the 1st Century. A good half day hike is to head east towards the St Sixte Chapel, a nicely preserved building of the 12th Century just a mile east of Eygalieres center on the Orgon Road.
While hiking in Eygalieres you will see small portions of Eygaliere's old walls and churches. If you are there near Easter week you could join a walk with the villagers of Eygalieres as they continue one of their ancient customs, honoring their Patron Saint.
Hiking south of Mouries
Church of St Laurent at the top of the hill
On the Tuesday after Easter each year, the people of Eygalieres form a procession and carry the likeness of the martyred Pope St. Sixte II towards the chapel dedicated to this 3rd Century saint accompanied by Camargue Guardians on white horses and men and women dressed in the costumes of 17th Century Arles.
They walk to the chapel of Saint Sixte and celebrate mass in the ancient language of Provencals. The site of the chapel once held a neolithic altar to the rain god and this spring ceremony is a continuation of that plea to the gods for favorable rains so the legends say.
Biking to Eygalieres from Les Baux de Provence
Eygalieres is a hilltop town surrounded by vineyards and olive groves near St. Remy and Mouries.
Eygalieres Rock Climbing sites are in Orgon, Aureille, and Mouriès.
GR-6 goes through Eygalieres towards Saint Remy, Les Baux de Provence and on to Tarascon.
Cycling and mountain bike routes offer nearby Golf, tennis, horseback riding, and gliding
The Eygalieres hiking and walking trails join the GR 6 which runs through Saint Remy and Les Baux to Tarascon. Eygalieres offers cycling, hiking and rock climbing in Orgon, Aureille, and Mouries. Golf, tennis, gliding and horseback riding are nearby.
Eygalieres GR-6 Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Camping
|When To Go To Eygalieres Provence, The South of France:
March to November is a good time to visit Provence although November and March will have more rainy
days. Campgrounds open in April, although the Winter months are usually without snow but could be cold
and there could be a Mistral wind. Otherwise it rarely becomes extremely cold except in the higher
Provence biking and hiking is good any season except that during July, August, and the first half of
September some woods and trails will be closed due to fire hazard.
The weather in Provence is temperate March, April (50-75 F) and May and the early part of June.
These month are considered low season in terms of lodging prices.
The end of June, and all of July and August can be crowded at times in Provence as much of Europe takes
its summer vacation. Much of France goes on a six-week July August vacation and many people head
south. Summer months are warm and dry.
April to mid June and September to mid November offer low season vacation rental prices.
Weather is ideal in May and June and September October, great months to visit.
Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration in the summer, more frequent November to
March. Provence is notably dry in summer and depends on irrigation for agriculture.
Reach Eygalieres from Avignon, Aix, Paris, or Marseilles
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles, Locals flights serve Nimes and Avignon.
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Nimes, Aix, and Marseilles from Paris. Local trains serve Arles
Rental cars are available at the TGV Stations in Avignon, Aix, Marseilles, and Nimes for trips to the Alpilles Hills. Available also in Arles. AutoEurope is available at Avignon and other TGV train stations .
Local buses serve from Avignon, Arles, Aix, and Marseilles. Service is limited. See Bus Provence
Shop for your rental car online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door, four door, car seats, baby carriage, GPS, phone, and other options.
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|Eygalieres Hiking, Trail GR 6
|Eygalieres Hiking, Trail GR 6
Hiking in Eygalieres on trails used by the shepherds.
Wine grapes and olives are grown in the valleys of the Alpilles.
The buildings of the 12th Century top the hill above the Eygalieres Village center
GR 6 Trail marker with white over red