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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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Incredible castle and what a view!

One of the best castle visit i have ever done in France. Entrance is cheap (10€) and free for kids under 7. There are only ruins left of the castle but you can climb the towers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Olivet, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best castle visit i have ever done in France. Entrance is cheap (10€) and free for kids under 7. There are only ruins left of the castle but you can climb the towers, there are a lot of medieval weapons demonstration for kids and adults. Some craftsmen teach you how to sculpt or make iron weapons. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of six adults and two young children, and were a bit nervous about whether the children would enjoy wandering around a historical site. We trusted another TripAdvisor reviewer and I'm glad we did - the Chateau, the drive to the town, and the town itself are all *fantastic*. There are two roads coming in from the... More 

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very romantic, ancient, beautiful. Great destination to go with kids and friends. Sometimes it's very hot there, but it's worth going

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chateau des Baux is a medieval fort which sit above the the ancient town of Les Baux de Provence. While there is not much left of the fort, there is still much to see, from the reconstructed Catapults that were used to attack the fort, to towers that take some skill in negotiating to get to the top and... More 

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to be forced to take quite a walk from the point where you can finally park your car. This place is always visited by a lot of others. You can see the city of Les Baux and its Chateau from quit a distance as it is lying on top of one of the hills of the Alpilles mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth the effort to park ( 5 euros per day) outside the town of Les Baux and walk up the hill to the town. The views from almost any part are spectacular and another 8 euros into the Chateau gives an even better panoramic view as you walk on the white rocks. You also gain access to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 'village' was overwhelmed with tourists and tourist shops , to the extent that there were no places to buy bread, stamps, pharmaceuticals etc. Parking a nightmare unless you arrived early, poor accessibility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun exploring the ruins and learning a little bit about the history of this area. They had stands with people demonstrating typical trades (ironsmith, leather worker, seamstresses, etc) found in the old days. The display stocks are fun for the kids. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and teenage daughter and I visited the Chateau after walking through the town. The audio tour is free with paid entry. We listened to about half of the numbered recordings, which were very informative, but at times, we just explored the site on our own. Climbing to the top of each tower was an adventure. You will need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just another one of the amazing towns to visit in Provence. Get there early to make parking easier and to beat the crowds. It's worth a couple of hours to visit.

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