If you visit the Provence-Alpilles area, take your time and try to visit the wonderful estate named Château d'Estoublon located nearby Les Baux-de-Provence, Arles and Tarascon! This is just a gem - you will find a unique property, a magical place!
The entrance to the property leads from the road D17, joining Fontvielle with Paradou (A; GPS: 43,728742, 4,738359). A small road across the vineyards leads you to the main gate. The estate park starts here with a great pine-tree alley. It will lead you to a nice, shaded car-park (GPS: 43,735155, 4,742386).
After leaving your car you walk a few steps upstairs and you reach what can be called a true Provençal paradise. In the green and inviting country house you can find the shop and the restaurant. But before you get there, make sure you visited the outstanding chapel interior on your right (B; GPS: 43.735339, 4.742613). As you walk out, take another right turn to admire amazing lavender bushes and beautiful olive-grove (C; GPS: 43.735270, 4.74297). The olive-trees are centennial. In the back of the garden you can also admire the vineyards at the foot of the Alpilles. This is just the Provence at its best! Now, you may go to the boutique that also serves as a wine-tasting area. The staff in the wine shop is very helpful and courteous. If you wish to buy some expensive, lovely wines, this place is a must.
The château has also a surrounding, extremely well-kept park. This is a place where you will find the café/restaurant called "Bistrot de Mogador". The name Mogador comes from the fact that the palace and its surroundings were used as the background in the TV series Les gens de Mogador.
When we visited this place in 2016, the main building of the palace (D; GPS: 43.735662, 4.741747) has been nicely restored. The walls became clear again, the old windows were replaced with new ones, and we again could enter the main stairs. The whole environment was characterized by peace and beauty.