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Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Address: 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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+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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Interesting village/ruins explore!

We were staying nearby so it was a good day walk to the village and the castle ruins. The ruins were fairly well explained via markers and the views of the surrounding countryside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying nearby so it was a good day walk to the village and the castle ruins. The ruins were fairly well explained via markers and the views of the surrounding countryside were fantastic. There were some re-enactments and working reproduction assualt engines to observe also. All in all a good half or full day excursion.

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Bury St Edmunds
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful medieval town set in the hills with a chateau at the top. The views were amazing and the town was so pretty. Lots of small shops and restaurants but they were quaint and therefore the village has kept its authenticity. Loved this place

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!!! The old chateau the quarry with the spectacle of paintings. The picturesque village although very touristic is still the most beautiful we have seen so far. Recommended whole heartedly!!!!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An interesting medieval town set up in the hills. We didn't tour very much of it due to mobility issues and large crowds, but what we did see was well preserved. We enjoyed our visit to Perouges more, felt it was more authentic while Les Baux was more "touristy."

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought tickets for both (carrier luminaire & castle) attractions @ 16€ each adult. The views from the castle were amazing as were the ruins. Guided tour by handheld device was really useful and the narration clear and concise. What a great place. Allow at least a couple of hours.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large complex with old fortress on the top of the hill. Great views from the higher spots. Good signage and displays of life in the fort. While much of the fortress can be visited some access is limited and there are very steep and uneven stairs.

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Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going trough the village, you get to the castle, at the end of the narrow street. Perched on the tip of the rock, and big! One of the best exemples of middle ages constructions. Plus a sort of museum of ancient arms and weaponery of the time.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting site with spectacular views. The walk through the old lanes were very quaint. The Mistral was amazing - so strong you really felt you had to hang on! The trébuchet demo was very good - kids will love it!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chateau is spectacular, along with the hikes, climbs, and vistas. The medieval Siege equipment and period workers (sculptors, smiths, Potters) added to the fascination. Good for all ages, may be difficult for older and less active tourists.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have brought our russian friend here , she liked very much, the ticket for the chateau and carriers de lumière was18 euro for both. But if you want to visit everything -the shops, the paysage you need almost one day. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants there. Don't forget yr baskets cause shoes with the heels look... More 

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