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Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Address: 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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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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View at sunset

This Chateau impressed us so much that it is not our first visit and it will not be the last time that we will visit. With sunset the views are exceptional.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Chateau impressed us so much that it is not our first visit and it will not be the last time that we will visit. With sunset the views are exceptional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful French village on a hill, cute little ships and cafes. Very well worth a visit! The only downside- many tourists :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we spent the better part of a day here, the village and its vistas are stunning, the castle and town very interesting and instructive. After touring the town, we did the Lumieres, which was great. Highly recommend it - a must-see when in this area, in my opinion

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hilltop village with wonderful views. Parking is available outside the village at the bottom of the hill for a fee. The village is worth a short visit ( we didn't go to the castle ). Very tourist orientated with lots of souvenir shops and some restaurants.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

spent a lovely day at this cool place, some lovely little shops and the views are wonderful, we spent about 2 hours there but we were heading somewhere else so more time could be spent there.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We loved the little town where the houses are made of limestone from the quarry which is now host of the the famous Carrieres de Lumieres Show!!! We were there in October and were mesmerized by the beauty and views from the top of the hill! This little place is a must see for the beauty and stunning views that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This little village and the castle on top is one of the most magical places in France. It is intimate in scale, small narrow streets, crowded with visitors, short on locals and long on vendors and shop-keepers. Follow the audio guide - without it you will be educationally deprived. Also, be very careful, the paths and stairs are awkward and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Stopped here for a few hours after visiting the Carrieres de Lumieres. Honestly it would not have been worth the stop had it not be for de Lumieres. It is a hill top town much like 100s of other hill top towns found throughout Europe. This was nothing special and some areas are difficult to access for the older folks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

It's hard to say it's not a must ; It is very touristic , interestingly renovated and very nice. If can afford to visit around mid October and avoid the crowds - you are a winner . Take your camera with you and stroll the nice village too .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Beautiful views over the surrounding valley. But little to see in terms of remaining structures, and really best viewed as an add-on to the exceptional carrieres de lumieres, which is far more impressive. Anyone claiming this is one of France's most beautiful villages has never visited Uzes.....

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