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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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A great addition to the show at carrieres de lumineres

We had a great walk up the hill from the sound and light show at Carrieres de Lumimeres the entry to which also included entry through the quaint village to the castle le baux... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great walk up the hill from the sound and light show at Carrieres de Lumimeres the entry to which also included entry through the quaint village to the castle le baux. As it was a glorious day weather wise the view from most of the high spots on the castle were outstanding. The medievil nature of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Only a short drive from St Remy, this beautiful place sits imposingly on a mountain overlooking the flat terrain of Provence. Spend a few hours strolling around the Castle grounds and have lunch at one of the restaurants. Lots of little shops scattered through the old stone pathways. Les Baux de Provence is steeped in history and has a lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon/evening in Les Baux and wandered up to the castle. It seems a little pricy at EUR 10 for an adult but the views are worth it. There are also a number of displays on throughout the day- although these are probably more exciting for children!

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Northern, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wander through town, climbing to the ancient hilltop fortress where squires in period costume demonstrate huge catapults and other replicas of ancient war machines. Great views. One of our kids stayed for ages watching a smith forge swords, our teenager and I climbed the high lookout post, and then she and my husband explored the castle at the vertigo-inducing peak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Picturesque and a must see!! Here you can spend a 1/2 day and keep busy. Go to the caves and then walk up to the Chateau which is carved into the mountain... ... inside you will find shops, food, a church and cobblestone alleyways that entice you to take a look. Enjoy! P.S. There are washrooms at the beginning of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

About an hour drive south from Avignon. From Avignon you will drive a lot of twisting hilly roads. As you get very close you will start to see parking lots at the bottom of the mountain/hill. You will probably to park down here and walk up. We parked about 100 meters from the art museum (very cool and should not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice village at the beginning of the visit before, then you enter the castle area and they have several shows to explain life at the ancient times and how they built the place, why and how they defended themselves. This is well done and very interesting for kids and adults. There is a very nice view on the whole nature... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Amazing to see, but did not try to see everything due to the steps and children running up and down them. It was difficult to follow the lay of the land so to speak. The explanations/directions were not easy to figure out. Still I would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

easy to take a day out of the calender to visit this site. Very interesting and several things to do for the kids, the small city is nice but warm as he.. so be prepared

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I visited here with our kids (age 8 and 10). We arranged to arrive first thing in the morning. We parked the car in the closest lot (paid lot) and walked up to the Chateau through the quaint streets of Les Baux. We chose the audio guide and followed along (mostly). The views from around the site... More 

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Address: 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 54 55 56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Les Baux de Provence

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