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Chateau des Baux de Provence

13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
+33 (0)4 90 54 55 56
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ternat, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the village & the castle with our kids. Lovely village with nice view on the surrounding hills. Cherry on the cake for the kids, the castle with real knights and an amusing spectacle. Worthwhile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A visit that requires some physical forces to climb up and down among the ruins. The castle offers panorama view over the region and also over the little town where it is located. However the audio guide has some mistakes, sometimes the audio does not correspond to what you see.

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Ottawa
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I had a good visit of this place. This site is typical of a lot of the ruins one finds in the South of France. It has a lot of old walls, a church or many, a lot of souvenir shops, and a lot of people especially in August. There were a few things which made this site stand out... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit...lovely little town.....amazing little shops along the cobbled streets. Lovely venues to have lunch. Awesome photo opportunities.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband had been here before so he knew to come here. I was amazed at the place. It is an old medieval fortress on top of a hill. You can wander the stone streets and take some incredible photos of the valley of Provence. There are shops to visit and some cafes. There is an old cathedral you can... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Our top award on any visit to the area near Arles, has to go to this beautiful, half-ruined fortified village, in a spectacular site which in our opinion, is the loveliest in France. Its exceptional for being hollowed out of solid rock, standing on a natural rocky island, surrounded by an 80 m sheer drop to the surrounding valleys. Spectacular... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It's actually hard to find words to describe this gem of a site. The history, the surroundings, the architecture, the cute souvenir shops, and delicious restaurants all add a charm and distinct vibe to this amazing place. It can get quite busy during the high season so try to arrive early to avoid the big crowds and mess in the... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Château des Baux. The views from the top were amazing, and the audioguide was informative and interesting. On arrival, we watch the catapult being fired, and - though we did not do it on this visit - one can also do archery there.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I really didn't know what to expect when we set out on this adventure and I was completely enthralled and enchanted with this experience. Walking through the little village with tiny cobblestone streets and then reaching the ruins which were stunning. The steps could be kind of tricky. The audio guide was very helpful. I saw women in high heels... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Among the many beautiful places that I have seen while making a tour in the Historic Provence I can recommend this outstanding location that worthwhile visiting, even if it takes making a detour of your original plans. Le Baux de Provence is a Media-eval village located on top of a cliff. This spot was selected due to its strategic spot... More

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