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“Worth the money and the visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau des Baux de Provence

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
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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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“Worth the money and the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Go early so as to park in the highest level (5€ flat rate, cash or French cards accepted, there is an ATM next to the pay machine). The visit with audioguides provides breathtaking views. The catapult and knight fight were very amusing (they also ask for volunteers from the public and we all chipped in even small kids).

Visited June 2013
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“Windblown on the Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A great day exploring the Chateau de Baux, sometimes buffeted by a Mistral, but realizing that spring is one of the best times to experience the hilltop aerie. We avoid it in summer due to the blistering heat, and it would be really cold in the winter - spring and fall are perfect!

Visited May 2013
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“Views from the top of Provence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Rented homes outside of Les Baux twice and look forward to the next. The town is a fairly typical medieval town(if thats possible). Nice and a little touristy. Parking can be a challenge depending on the season and number of tour buses.The location and geography is however spectacular. The views from the Chateau and ramparts is amazing. The contrast of green olive orchards and vineyards with the white craggy stone of Les Alpilles is stunning. It feels like you can see forever. Highly recommend spending a couple of hours in Les Baux.

Visited July 2012
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“Great view from the top of the chateau!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I definitely recommend this place for everyone visiting the small village. The village itself is so pretty to see and the chateau even makes it a more interesting place to visit. there is a big candle/cookies shop in the entrance and you can buy delicious jam, biscuits, lokum from the shop. better park your car outside of the village (there are limited places on the entrance of the village and cars are not allowed in the village). be prepared to have comfy shoes when you visit this site. it is uphill.

Visited May 2013
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“Incredible views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Les Baux de Provence is a great town to visit with its cobblestone streets, shops and restaurants and its awesome views of the rock formations surrounding the town. At the top of the main street sits the historic Chateaux with the best views of the surrounding area and with its knights of armor.

Visited May 2013
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