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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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With a view over Provence to the Mediterranean, the Château des Baux is one...

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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Superb town, great views, great restaurants, very intimate, buzzy. The chateaux offers glorious views, sites and scenes and a view of how the place used to be, chagall is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The medieval village is a must see, as it winds up to the now ruined citadel. The views are stunning even if the castle is now little more than a pile of rocks. Great for children and history buffs.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb town, great views, great restaurants, very intimate, buzzy. The chateaux offers glorious views, sites and scenes and a view of how the place used to be, chagall is also weaved into this magic, well worth a couple of hours plus lunch. Great location.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's just summarise it: it's beautiful, romantic and unique I loved it 25 years ago and loved it again It has not changed

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Torridon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ruined castle at Les Baux is a dramatic setting of itself and offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside. For younger visitors, or those who are young at heart, there are regular demonstrations of reproduction siege engines, enthusiastically carried off by the chief "men at arms". The larger area is pretty accessible, but the reaching the upper parts involves... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Les Baux de Provence is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The town, built high on a rocky hill, is pretty enough, albeit somewhat touristy. The Chateau is just a ruin, not much to see or learn from. The view of the surrounding countryside of olive groves and vineyards is gorgeous. It is Very windy up... More 

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Lutry, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place represents the pure Provence – even though the village is loaded with shops to attract the tourists you really have the impression of being in a mediaeval village of the Provence: the really narrow streets where no car can pass, the houses and even more, the views that you have at every corner of the village – fantastic.... More 

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Green Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you arrive early enough to get in front of the visiting hordes, this is a fascinating place to visit. Parking becomes challenging in the afternoon, even on weekdays so arrive around 10 or 11. The chateau at the top costs about 8€ each but is worth it. You can easily spend 2 hours at the top plus another 1-2... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special town with an old castle which still operates as a tourist attraction. Only 400+ residents total, 25 or so live in the upper town, full of shops and restaurants, while the rest live in quiet luxury below the walls - it's a very high end town. The castle operates a trebuchet demonstration (quite fun and funny), provides sword... More 

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newyork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village and castle sit on top of a rock. The 360 degrees view is spectacular. Even on a June day it was incredibly windy (the mistral) and hard to get to the top. You have to be in good shape and they don't mention that enough. We saw people with babies in strollers and they had to stay at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to plenty of walled towns and castles through Europe and they are always great in my opinion- this is no different! Stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a very cute town attached make this a worthwhile visit There is a great attraction nearby called Luminears (or something) so you can visit the area and have plenty to... More 

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