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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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"fabulous views"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great Fort to explore. Adults and kids all enjoyed it. We got a combined ticket which worked well. Glad of areas or shade and an ice cream to cool off in the heat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early to enjoy the village and Chateaux before the sheep arrive ! make sure to walk around village.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I underestimated the time needed for this place and since the parking attendants (according to locals) are very observant, I advise you to add more time to the meter than you would think for the castle visit will at least use 2-3 hours. First of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit, the (free) audioguide provides plenty of information and there are many live action shows that make it interesting for kids (and adults 😉). We’ve spent a couple of hours walking around, so the entrance fee is certainly worth its price !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I walked past the candy store, souvenir shops and make your way back to the castel ruins, then that is were the excitement happened for us. It was like an adventure for us, climbing up, up, up that 10th century Medieval castel. There even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, 11 year-old son, and I had a great time exploring the ruins. We were lucky enough to come on a weekend day in time to see a number of demonstrations. At 11am that day, there was a weapons display and demonstration, and at...More

Thank familyfung
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Chateau on a really hot day. It's basically a ruin on the top of a small hill/minor mountain. There are not a lot of leftovers, must of it is basically destroyed. However, two towers are still available and after a short climb...More

Thank kinleyx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old battlements, Great shops and wonderful all round. You can have a light meal and chill, then visit the fort and the ancient buildings. Great for adventurous kids too. Just go, you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Manfialba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours here and were glad we visited. Interesting and unexpected. Much of the site is ruins, but the audio tour brings it to life. Can only imagine what it looked like in its heyday. The views from the hilltop are exceptional. Staff...More

Thank twofromLA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful village high on the hilltop of stone was one of my favorite stops in Provence. We visited after going to Carrieres de Lumieres close by (you can get a combination pass for both). We wandered the medieval town (lots of fun little shops...More

Thank 16Bonnie
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Rg L
26 April 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
2 January 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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