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Fort de Buoux (Citadelle du Luberon)

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At the top of the rocky spur, the Buoux Fort served as a refuge for the population during the Middle Ages.
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84480, France
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Yes, we loved it. Once we found it!!! It isn't in the small village of Buoux but about 3 miles distant. You go through the amazing climbing area. Huge limestone walls and overhangs. Drive past all the car parks until the one immediately before the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We stumbled upon this after touring around some of the less popular villages off Luberon. At first we weren't sure but thought why not. Basically it is a work un progress with major excavations going on. It was a magically mystery tour and the scenery...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

You have to park & walk 10 minutes up an incline just to get to the entrance & pay €5 each to get in. UK health & safety would have a fit as it’s a very steep & uneven hike up without any railings, guard...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Heather220_1
Reviewed May 26, 2019

This village is a must see. The views are breathtaking and the town has a lot of heritage and class. Small shopping area that includes some fine artists that are with the look. Great to take in the local heritage.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank michael m
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Terrific place to explore the history and archeology of the region. Views spectacular. The neo-lithic cave at the beginning was fab.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Did this visit around lunchtime on a cloudy June day and there was only one other couple there. It's a massive site and takes well over an hour to get around it all, and that's after the 10/15 minute walk up from the car park...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jon H
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This is one of the best places of its type I've ever been to. It's off the beaten track and it's quite a hike to the top but the upside of that is is that even at the height of the holidays there are very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The Fort de Buoux is well worth the detour if visiting the area as it is not on the way to anywhere. You have to park (even bicycles) and then quite a long walk to climb up to the Fort, including some somewhat tenuous sections...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

If you're in the area you have to put this on your list. It's hard to describe the experience but it's just mindblowing to imagine this was built as an actual fort and habitation. What a location, what boldness, what hardship. Inspiring leaders these must...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

A very interesting site with absolutely spectacular views. If you can, do the secret staicase. We'll worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
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