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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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Beautiful View from Top of the Hill

We parked our car at the Carrieres de Lumieres, and after watching this stunning show climbed the hill, through the alleys of the lovely Les Baux-de-Provence to the castle. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We parked our car at the Carrieres de Lumieres, and after watching this stunning show climbed the hill, through the alleys of the lovely Les Baux-de-Provence to the castle. The view from the remains is beautiful, and the demonstration of the catapult operation was interesting to a large audience.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Another must do if you are in Provence. The history and the view from the top of Chateau des Baux are worth the trip. The surrounding area has many nice areas to eat and shop.

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paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The château des Baux is situated on a gorgeous rocky plateau, surrounded by an amazing plain, full of olive groves, vineyards, cypress trees. The view itself would make it Worth the visit. But as the castle itself is mostly a ruin, the managers have found clever ways to make it come to life: giant middle ages war machines, shows, arbalet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful town and castle near the Alpilles. Try to visit before 10am or after 7pm to enjoy quiet streets. At other times you will be in a crowd. Also nice is a walk around the castle and village. Just enter the path from the bend around the lower parking near hotel Mas d'Aigret'. Enjoy the scents of Provence herbs and... More 

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Venice FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very well done audio guide about the history of the area. Beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Interesting for adults and children

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Renate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely castle with stunning views. We bought the combo ticket to also visit the Carrieres de Lumieres, which is a good idea because you get a good deal. Family of 4 and we paid less than 50 Euros for the two attractions.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stunning rocky outcrop and ancient town that is now drowned by tacky shops and cafes. Get in there early, head on up the hill to the Château where you can clamber over the remains and look out on the stunning views. Make sure you've got good shoes and if you're not up to the steps and climbing up and down... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing the Chateau. I went in November so a lot was closed, but what was open was nice! There were some great bread and snack shops. A lot of free samples too so you could taste things before making purchases! The views as you climbed higher and higher were wonderful. You could see for miles! I enjoyed... More 

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ljubljana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Real eagle's nest. Wunderful views. Good colection of medeival war machines. Make sure tahat you see the castle also from the valley in the south so to make comparison what it had to be as an attcker or defender.

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NYc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We purchased tickets combined for this and the Carrier Lumieres. So we bypassed the long lines at the chateau. You have to park outside down a hill in a paid lot. While visiting the actually stone village Baux en Provence we walked in to the Chateau and castle grounds. It was nice to learn about the history. They had a... More 

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