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Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Address: 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 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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GREAT PICTURESQUE LITTLE TOWN MADE OF LIMESTONE ON TOP OF A HILL - WONDERFUL VIEWS

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Park City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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El Tránsito, San Miguel, El Salvador
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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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

What a lovely little hill top village with great views. Lots of tourist shops but all tastefully done and some great cafe's to site watch the views and the world go by.

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a review for the entire town of Les Baux de Provence. An overrated town that has lost its original charm after a total renovation. Very crowded in August, parking is insufficient at times, souvenir shops offer very few authentic products. Restaurants are very busy at lunch time. A little Disneyland in the heart of Provence. There are many... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent an excellent midweek afternoon climbing all around this extensive site with 2 energetic pre schoolers.Some amazing vistas over the Baux valley .There were no organised displays being midweek during term time and the children were too young to appreciate the siege engines.We didn't bother with the audio guide which was included in the entry price. Children under 7 have... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

you are back 1000 years. the chateau is nicely renovated. you can see the old wooden weapons being used for your entertainment. Climb all the way to the tower to have a spectacular view on eh village of Baux.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Happened on this town by accident, and very happy I did. Listed as one of the prettiest town in Provence, it was a little crowded with tourists, even on a weekday in late September. The walk would be fairly strenuous for someone, I exercise regularly, but it was pretty far from my parking spot down the hill and a long... More 

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