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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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Description: With a view over Provence to the Mediterranean, the Château des Baux is...
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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Go,hike but don't miss the Sound and Light Show!

Of course, as others have said, the chateau is a marvelous hike. Sometimes the Mistral (wind) makes it challenging but it is fun and will tickle your imagination to think of how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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SA, TX
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SA, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Of course, as others have said, the chateau is a marvelous hike. Sometimes the Mistral (wind) makes it challenging but it is fun and will tickle your imagination to think of how amazingly defensible it is. The small village on the way up is fun with many nice shops....though,like all Provencal towns, would be hard to navigate in high tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The village of Les Baux in Provence is a complete package when it comes to places to visit in Provence. We went late one afternoon to visit the Lumieres the amazing projection show in caverns where the rock has been hewn out for building the 12th century town of Les Baux. When we were there they were showing Da Vinci,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The town in charming despite the tourist shops, wander up to the castle and get the combined ticket with quarry light show (17.50 euro). The castle itself gives great views over the surrounding area and has an excellent audioguide, there are information boards too but the audio of course is far more detailed. You can fire a crossbow and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If the weather's good, go right up to the Chateau and check out the view of the surrounding countryside. Check out the schedule of events - trebuchet launch, archery demonstration, blacksmith's forge etc. It would be best to take a picnic so you don't have to worry about missing the lunch window at the restaurants in the ville. But we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This sits at the top of a hill with amazing views and a charming shopping area below. We spent the day exploring, eating and shopping and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

well, not the best you ever been. but not that bad . I can figure how impressed kids can be up there. but didn't work really nice with me. Good view from above, interesting ruins from the Roman Empire. that's all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went here as a group , the students really enjoyed walking around and the views of the surrounding area. There are places for lunch and some shops for products from the area. An enjoyable afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

As a chaperone on a school trip from California, I enjoyed my visit to the windy hilltop of Les Baux with a large dose of nervous exhilaration. My students were the only visitors it seemed and compared with other reviewers commenting on the Disney-Like atmosphere, the abandoned feeling on the windswept ruins captivated the interest of my students completely. Perhaps... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful hilltop castle ruins steeped in history with lots of re-enactors that would be great for younger kids. We thought the ruins and history were absolutely amazing but disappointed in the price and the sheer amount of other tourists (and can only imagine what it's like during the summer). The shops and cafes leading up to the castle ruins definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is something amazing!!!So calm and so awesome views, also you can find the sweets shop there, where you will find the traditional sweets.

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