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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
13520 Les Baux de Provence, France
+33 4 90 54 55 56
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 17, 2014

Takes a good two hours to walk round & appreciate turbulent history. The whole place is purchased on a rocky spur. You will discover one of France's finest historic cites. It looks over the famous village of Beaux. Also offers a unique panorama from the...More

4  Thank simon m
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Quite frankly unless you want to rub shoulders with what appears to be every other tourist in Provence I would give Les Baux a miss. It represents the classic dilemma of all popular tourist places. What was undoubtedly some years ago an attractive but probably...More

3  Thank pauln690
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Goodmorning, Thank you for your comment on our tripAdvisor page. Sorry, that you did not like the village of "Les Baux-de-Provence" we wich you get enough time to discoverd the" Château des Baux-de-Provence" wich is still a wonderful place to visit. Best regards,

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All reviews audio guide castle ruins siege engines war machines battering ram medieval village re enactments kids and adults views of the surrounding countryside ruined castle great for kids souvenir shops light show entrance fee lots of history middle ages couple of hours
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Les Baux de Provence is a beautiful village. Quite touristic but you need to absorb that. The chateau is a must see. The view on the surrounding is beautiful. You see from here the whole neighborhood, little villages, wine and olive yards, Mont Ventoux and...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Baux-de-Provence is a hillside town with great views of the surrounding countryside. It is a steady uphill climb but worth the effort for the spectacular views. There are many little cafes, restaurants, and shops on the way up and down,another great stop a beautiful area...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited this village after stumbling across it whilst driving through the region and so had no preconceptions about what we might find there. It was fairly busy but there was parking (free for first hour) and it was a few minutes walk to the...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is well worth the price of admission; has something for everyone; great views of the surrounding landscapes; lots of history; catapults, trebuchets, battering rams and other full size siege engines; plus the chance to climb the towers and have a go at firing a...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

that this is a charming little village with lovely views, think again! It is now entirely given over to tourist shops. The best views are fenced off and you are charged about 5 euros to look at them or do anything at all. (There may...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Once at the top you will have beautiful commanding views of the surrounding valley and hills. It is very nice but not sure that the admission price is really worth it.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is must see in Provence. Fab little village with nice shops and restaurants. We keep coming back.

Thank Dominique R
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Our ticket for the light show included the Chateau which is a ruined castle at the top of Les Baux village. No extra charge for the audio guides. Wished our grandkids could’ve seen and climbed the remnants and ramparts.

Thank marcia32016
Reviewed September 4, 2018

visited beginning of September; medieval style village with old fortress. wonderful views over the Alpilles and the Camargue. streets not too steep and a nice half day visit with pleasant shops and local specialties CP & CP FAMILY

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

If you are going to Carrieres de Lumieres, you must, of course, visit the Chateau des Baux. We visited in the summer when there were exciting re-enactments. The audio guide is easy to use and offers many resources! The drive to the Carrieres de Lumieres...More

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September 6, 2018|
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Response from fidelio2011 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are two main attractions. The light exhibit and the chateau itself. You can get right in front of the light exhibit’s door by car and walk in. This is flat and easily accessible. I would recommend a visit for... More
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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