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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...more
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Grand rue, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a very informative audio guide to accompany your visit through the ruins - we did not have enough time to tour all of the ruins after visiting the Carriere du Lumieres as well as strolling through the town. I'd plan on staying the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank akker1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chateau is most interesting. It is well worth a stop. It is hard to believe when you see how people lived long ago. Nice walk among shops (seemed to be the lowest prices for lavender sachets).

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Bou de Provence village began to develop only in the Middle Ages. This impressive castle was built in the 10th century on the top of Provence hill. The castle and the small village, which is protected, have been ruled by Bo's lords for about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

There is no denying this is a beautiful village in a dramatic setting. If you are going here try to go early before the tour buses arrive. It gets very crowded and uncomfortable after about 11:00 in the morning.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margi T
Reviewed October 14, 2019

My wife and I visited this site while taking in the medical village it sits above as well. City is a bit of a tourist trap but what we expected. The castle is only partially standing so in some areas you do have to use...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike S
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Always amazed at the history behind these beautiful castles. To walk through the ruins could be difficult, the views from the highest point is beautiful. The village below the castle is charming, the narrow and cobblestone street with shops,restaurants, church and graveyard. There are a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisbeth R
Reviewed October 9, 2019

A magnificent setting with a good audio guide. Just great to scramble over the ruins and take it all in. Make sure you see the model of what it looked like in the gift shop before you explore.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank drjed1
Reviewed October 9, 2019

If you are coming by car be warned that even off season parking can be a problem as the day goes on. We arrived midweek just after the castle opened in the morning and got the last car park space in the site nearest the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank quantockm
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We strolled around and enjoyed the views from various vistas. The shops and streets are so charming. There are quite a few restaurants on the various streets. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

My family had a great time exploring Chateau des Baux de Provence. We were there on a sunny day, and the views were spectacular. The stroll up to the chateau was also fun, and we really enjoyed walking around the streets on our way to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jessica K
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Response from caranadesigns | Reviewed this property |
Opening Hours Les Baux de Provence : Opening Hours Most businesses, sights and museums close over lunch between noon and 2pm. In rural Provence, many places open only from Pâques (Easter) to Toussaint (1 November). Standard... More
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August 16, 2019|
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Response from elizabethmY3934WI | Reviewed this property |
It is stroller friendly although there are a lot of steep hills.
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June 26, 2019|
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Only at the chateau
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