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Chateau des Baux de Provence

13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
+33 4 90 54 55 56
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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 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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to seeing all the demonstrations that they do, but they only do them on weekends, and there is no signage telling you that. The signs all say that they are daily, but they are not.

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Culturespaces, Responsable relations clients at Chateau des Baux de Provence, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good morning, Actually the demonstrations are only the weekends and the holidays in June then every day in July and August. We are sorry you weren't able to assist it and we take account of your remark. Wishing you a good day,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is a must stop if you are touring in Provence. It's an easy drive from Arles or Avignon, and with an early arrival (before 10 am), there is ample parking along the road below the village. The Chateau is a great place to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived before 10AM and were able to park (pay parking) on the road fairly close to the entrance to the town of Les Baux. Decided to walk directly up the main "road" through the "village" to the chateau entrance in order to avoid the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend over two and a half hours walking through the town and in particular the old ruins. The views of the surrounding area are amazing and gives you an appreciation of why people settled here so long ago. The ruins are signposted with some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a while to take some pictures with my friends...beautiful view and amazing surroundings

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing site, very well done as an attraction and very worth the visit! Where else can you see a full-size trébuchet demonstrated, firing a giant water balloon? Or fire an actual crossbow? The kid in this 68-year-old loved it! Don't miss this!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were luck to see this with very few other tourists present after an usual May storm so it may be less attractive when crowded but we fell for the location and the whole village with excellent culinary products and wherever we went very polite...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Les Baux is a lovely city on top of a mountain of stone. It has been beautifully preserved and has fantastic views to photograph the city and its sorroundings. Quite breath taking. It has many small restaurants and shops all over.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views alone made this trip worth it it but the Chateau itself was very interesting. Les Baux was one of the prettiest places we went. Recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking through the town and through the Castle grounds. The 360degree views were incredible. We will definitely go back.

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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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Lauren S
January 2, 2017|
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Response from realsanityclause | Reviewed this property |
Lauren, Tickets are readily available at both sites, as mentioned above, much easier to park at the Carriere, it's a wee bit like a lottery, getting a parking space at the Lumieres, much easier to walk there and... More
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