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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Los Angeles
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We just spent the afternoon at Les Baux last week. The wind was up, and walking around in the paid portion (the historical museum) on top of the mountain was breathtaking and dramatic. My son was very interested in the giant war machines, and I loved the views of the valley below. The "free" part of the experience, browsing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

One of the best places I visited. I strongly recommend. It has stunning views, absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great for everyone. Just walking the grounds and taking in the views is beautiful. But the history is fascinating as well. Really well run outdoor museum. We didn't see the battle show, but I'm guessing kids would love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited Les Baux while researching my book on Southern France. The medieval ruins, fortifications, and busy town beneath are wonderfully picturesque and delightful to visit. I was stunned to see how extensive the ruins have been "restored" and how family-friendly the exhibits are. Where other medieval fortresses in France are small and cramped, Les Baux is so vast that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On a rocky plateau in the heart of the Alpillio Mt. regional park in Provence you'll find this ruined Chateau and restored village with its' more than 20 historical buildings. Yes there is a fee and it is a tourist attraction but it is still easy to get lost in both the magic of the village and the breathtaking beauty... More 

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