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“Atmospheric fortified12th century chateau”
Review of Chateau de Barroux

Chateau de Barroux
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

The chateau is still being restored but this has been achieved without destroying the feeling that you might be back in the middle ages. Well fortified and strategically positioned, it's a fascinating place which has had a chequered history. There is an informative printed guide, available in several languages. There is a lot of walking and also stairs to climb so wear comfortable footwear and be sure to take a sun-hat if it's hot.
An interesting place for older children but not for younger ones. It's worth going just for the views.
It's well worth taking the time to explore the unspoiled mediaeval village, which still retains its character and has not become a commercial tourist centre, such as Les Baux de France.

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Lying between Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles, this must have been one of the most important strategic strongholds since people developed territorial ambitions. It has certainly had its share of sackings, the last as recently as when it was abandoned by the occupying germans in 1944 when it burned for 10 days.
It is still in the process of restoration and part of it is lived in but there is much ancient and less ancient history to be seen. Visitors are free to wander round with a comprehensive written guide and there are exhibitions in some of the rooms of paintings by local artists.
After the visit to the chateau, a gentle stroll round the old village, built before the days of the motor car it is a pleasure in itself.
The entry cost is very reasonable and children get in for free although it is not the sort of visit that will appeal to most youngsters.

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