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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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A great walled medieval city to imagine the past

This is a charming example of a well preserved medieval castle and village. You walk up and down the cobbled stone streets imagining a very different era where life was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a charming example of a well preserved medieval castle and village. You walk up and down the cobbled stone streets imagining a very different era where life was more simple. The views of the surrounding countryside are outstanding and you can see why it was a great site for a castle. In summer it can be very hot... More 

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Ann Arbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to spend a few hours. It is the remnants of a castle. It has great views but you need to pay admission to all the view areas. However, the surrounding stone paths are free and it has lots of shops. I enjoyed the the place. However, if you are coming by cruiseship, it is a... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first day in Provence region was spent exploring this charming hilltop village, and it did not disappoint. Charming shops and restaurants line the streets leading to the medieval castle ruins. The views of the surrounding countryside are incomparable. We delighted in the locally made olive oil, rose wine, almond and hazelnut nougat, linens, stoneware and santons. Our lunch on... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Les Baux twice because I wanted my whole family to have the opportunity of having a peak of medieval life. Recognizing that it may require some extra effort for climbing and enjoying the site I thing that it will payback.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived just in time for the 1400h lover's show. Wow! Really good stuff. It's all in French, but you can follow along well enough if you don't speak it. Sword fighting, acrobats, history of the castle woven into an entertaining little 20 minute show with the castle as the backset. Following this, we rolled directly into shooting the crossbows, which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle ruins and grounds are amazing to visit. Winding up through a touristy village, you come to a windswept hilltop fortress where you can explore the grounds in relative peace and quiet. Awe-inspiring views of the area.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee was totally worth it. I had no idea there was so much to see in the chateau. It is really a whole town up there, and we spent over two hours looking around. It was a Monday and not particularly crowded, but the area is pretty large anyway to spread people out. The audio guides were great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Provence is associated with warm, sunny weather. We visited mid-June under a dark cloudy sky, strong wind and intermittent showers. This had two effects: it cleared the ranks of the visitors and it stressed the haunted quality of these monolithic stone walls. There was still an artisan hitting molted iron, medieval war machines like strange insects, flags in high places... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! It's gorgeous, and the medieval town was very enchanting as well. This place is like a playground for kids and grown ups. The views from the chateau are also stunning. We arrived around 3:30 pm and it was not very crowded. By the time we left, around 4:30pm it was almost empty. Some areas are a bit... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit but during the day we were there it was stuffed to overflowing with tourists and so stiffling we had to get out. But we went back in the evening and it was lovely.

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