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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

It was raining so hard when we viewed the chateau from across the valley, but by the time we arrived it had stopped raining. The wind hadn't stopped. I wish I could upload my video. I could barely stand at times when on the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff G
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I would suggest you go first thing in the morning or end of days. At 11, there were lots of crowds. Unfortunately, I did not get to see all what I wanted to see up there. The views were spectacular though.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margo A
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Even if you don't like castles you will love this one especially if you have children. Wonderful views and amazing collection of siege engines and lots for children to explore. Would make great educational visit. Lots to see and explore. Do go.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Llm1648
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My partner and I were there in August. It was very very warm. But it was SO worth it to climb the walls and stairways for the wonderful views. I would suggest going earlier in the day than we did and enjoy the castle asap....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy V
Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you are visiting Provence, you must see the Château des Baux de Provence - one of the key sites in the area. Do were comfortable shoes for the long walk from the parking lot and the steep climb along the town. Take a refreshment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Although the small village was filled with the usual tourist shops the castle was really worth the visit. We went in June so not too busy and large site meant the visit was relaxed. Great views over Provence. Although largely unrestored the castle could be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. Get the free audio guide to appreciate your visit even more. Dont forget water or a hat, the sun can beat down on you pretty hard in the summer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jlmiss
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Beautiful scenery with lots of history on it its a shame that is loaded with expensive shops but its worth to zie it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria U
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This place has an interesting history, but the best part is the views. The chateau provides an opportunity to see 270 degrees below Les Baux.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The scenery of the city is very beautiful. The mountains look different than other parts of the world. The Carriere is Close to the city, 10 minutes walk, and you Find parking place around. (In September wasn’t very easy, I imagine in summer is more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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adnil
September 6, 2018|
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Response from fidelio2011 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are two main attractions. The light exhibit and the chateau itself. You can get right in front of the light exhibit’s door by car and walk in. This is flat and easily accessible. I would recommend a visit for... More
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Rg L
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Maria C | Reviewed this property |
You cannot drive all the way up to the Chateau but you can get pretty close! There is public parking for a fee. Carrieres de Lumieres is very close by - no need to move your car! I believe Sundays get quite busy. The... More
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