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Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Address: 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 54 55 56
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With a view over Provence to the Mediterranean, the Château des Baux is one...

With a view over Provence to the Mediterranean, the Château des Baux is one of the most beautiful sites in France. It is also a unique place marked by a turbulent past of more than ten centuries: from the Counts of Les Baux (who claimed to be descended from King Balthazar) to the Château’s destruction in 1483 by Richelieu after the wars of religion.This medieval stronghold contains both a castle and a village.

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The chateau is worth the visit. Through it, you can see the whole town of Baux de Provence, amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The chateau is worth the visit. Through it, you can see the whole town of Baux de Provence, amazing!

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Shanghai, China
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Worth to visit if you have about 2-3 hrs time, Audio guides available, On territory there is a picnic zone so you can have lunch over there

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Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is really special, I would recommend it to anyone able to do a bit of walking and climbing. Huge castle walls, largely intact since medieval times, that the tour path leads you around, through, and on top. The audio tour was very informative and helpful, gave info on castles and medieval warfare in general and this castle's history... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The castle was in ruins but it was so suggestive! The stonework was built on and sometimes incorporated in the rock, but it was such a soft rock that time, weather and war eroded bits and pieces. Amazing view

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Everything is beautiful in France but some places are more beautiful than others.The charm of arriving to this place is a pleasure in itself. In some places a tourist trap and could be tiring in the scorching heat of the summer but this is certainly a unique location. Overlooking the valleys, no wonder it has always been a strategic village.... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you listen to all of the information on the audio guide it will take you several hours to walk round the ruins but it was very interesting. Parking gets very busy but one good thing is that you can take your dog with you round the castle. Amazing panoramic views for miles.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Historical ruins that are facinating and fun to explore. My husband and I heard of this place so decided to check out on our way from Arles to Aix. We arrived early in the morning to get a good parking place and were pleasantly surprised to find a village below the chateau with nice shops and restaurants. We spent many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Although some members of our "team" weren't feeling too hot for this chateau experience it was still so worth it to go here. The view of the provence is amazing and this very authentic chateau was the best one we went to in our France travels. I thought that for the money it offered a lot of different things to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

There's no lying, this is a tourist trap, apparently only three people still live here, and we had the wonderful luck of arriving on someone's wedding day, which made the parking lot real fun to navigate. The village is on a hill, so ideally you want to get parking right at the top a few steps away from the town... More 

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Marmande, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a family orientated Chateau and village in Provence. The old defensive structures can be visited (payable on entry) and provide a stunning backdrop. The village is very tourist friendly and, where possible, I would suggest visiting in early or late season when it might be a bit quieter. It is a bit of a trek from the Car... More 

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