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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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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: With a view over Provence to the Mediterranean, the Château des Baux...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Takes a good two hours to walk round & appreciate turbulent history. The whole place is purchased on a rocky spur. You will discover one of France's finest historic cites. It looks over the famous village of Beaux. Also offers a unique panorama from the Chateau over the Beaux Valley. Hope you have a sat nav as its not the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Chateau is a must-do item for any visit to this part of Provence. Prepare to spend at least half a day exploring the castle grounds, take in a mock-duel, enjoy a show as the reenactors fire off the trebuchet and other siege equipment and enjoy the views of the southern Provence plains from this vista. The castle is worth... More 

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit medieval village atop a rocky hill.Give yourself plenty of time to explore the views are stunning

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The amazing hilltop village of Les Baux sits atop a rocky mountain spur like an eagle's nest perched 800 feet above the valley below. The steep stairs and winding cobblestoned alleys are not suitable for those with mobility concerns. Many local artists have shops displaying all sorts of wares for sale. Well worth the effort if you're in the area.

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Ballito, South Africa
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Les Baux is a beautiful medieval village on top of limestone cliff, with spectacular views of the picturesque countryside of La Provence. Little alleyways, tiny artisan shops, and restaurants serving delicious food. Beautifully maintained and clean. A worthwhile destination.

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ilse7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went there later in the day, and in September, so we saw the sunset, and the gorgeous panoramic views. As others have said, the walk up is strenuous, and given that there has been numerous people who have walked these paths (i.e. the rocks can be slippery). It was perfect and romantic, and I absolutely loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We took a day trip from Aix-En-Provence to visit this ancient heritage site. Arriving for lunch, we wandered through the winding streets and had a lovely meal on a sunny terrace overlooking the hills. The complimentary audio guide (in every language) truly added to the experience when climbing the hills and touring the grounds of the fort. Don't miss the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited Baux in early June, luckily having a beautiful day for this outdoor adventure. First, be aware that much of the walking is steep and strenuous, depending upon how high you wish to go. We're SS age, and had no problems except in the highest reaches of the castle ruins, where tired knees told us to stop. Near the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a fantastic hilltop village with lots of history. The Princes of Le Baux claimed decent from Balthazar and you can see 16 point star emblems all over the village. There are no cars and the streets are narrow and steep. The climb to the museum isn't bad, but the climb to the top is very steep and challenging.... More 

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We spent about 2 hours here and climbed every staircase so that we did not miss anything. The views are beautiful the size of the Chateau area is much more than we anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. We were told to get there early - we got a late start and did not arrive until about 10 and it... More 

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