Blow your mind away with a trip to the Cathedrale des Images just a few hundred metres north of Les Baux. The huge underground quarries here, left behind after the bauxite mines (the mineral takes its name from the village) were exhausted, have been converted into a spectacular audio-visual show. When we were there in May, paintings by Van Gogh and Gaugin were displayed to dramatic effect on the floors, ceiling and towering walls in a constantly changing kaleidoscope of colour and music. The whole experience was simply breathtaking. An added bonus if you need to escape for a short time from the searing Provencal summer heat is that the cavern is at a constantly cool temperature. Combine the visit with a tour of Les Baux, which was nominated by Provence in the 2012 best village in France competition, and of the magnificent 11th century castle, perched above the village and affording views in all directions across beautiful countryside. Get there early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. All-in-all a memorable day out.
Send your feedback or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org