Sublime landscapes and fiercely preserved traditions help create the atmospheric conditions of the Alpilles. These scented vistas have inspired great artists and nature lovers alike.
Mild winters, hot and dry summers, strong winds and impoverished soils make this territory a favourite place for exceptional and often rare natural habitats. They provide a haven for the wildlife associated with them.
Rocky escarpments with relatively moderate human pressures, make it a favourable nesting environment for rare and endangered species, such as Bonelli’s Eagle or Egyptian Vulture. Extensive farming activities are important here for maintaining these rich ecological environments and preventing the natural reforestation processes that would destroy it forever.