My husband has muscular dystrophy in his calves only. He can walk, but not fast, and very steep inclines or lots of steps in a row are difficult. Do you think he could visit the chateau and just go at a slow pace? Help - sorry for late notice. We are planning to go tomorrow.
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 this alone.
A visit to the chateau is a different story. A car will drop you off at the beginning of the town and then it takes about 10 minutes walking to get to the top of the hill where the actual castle is. It is steep. However the town itself is beautiful and you will enjoy seeing it even if you don’t make it all the way to the top. There are nice restaurants, stores, art galleries and beautiful vistas all along the way. I think you will enjoy the visit, go at your own pace and don’t worry about making it to the chateau. It is nice but frankly the town and light exhibit by themselves are worth the visit.
Again, thank you to all who responded. We went to Les Baux and my husband, at a slow pace, was able to do everything but climb the tower.
Hello, sorry fro late answer - globally ok - but not the towers
Thank you so much for your speedy response. Your information
was helpful. I think he may be able to do all but the towers, unless there is a handrail on the steps which we will check.
I think it may be hard for some reasons, but since I don’t know exactly how hard it is for him, it might be possible - or not. First, it’s important to know that the city of Les Baux de Provence is step in itself. From the parking, it is a step but flat (no stairs) climb into the town, then the castle is in the end of town which means that you have to climb the streets to the top. That’s a walk about 500-600m (my guess). Still no steps of you keep out of the side streets. Shops and side streets have some steps. From the entrance of the castle, the lower part is rather flat. You will be able to see the wonderful views. Climbing the towers for the extreme view with both the castle and the surroundings will probably be very hard. Uneven steps, high steps, slippery steps - the towers are difficult. I hope this is of some help, it might be of help to know that I myself was 3 weeks fresh out from a knee surgery (atroscopy) and I was able to do it. Even the towers, but carefully. Had done 3 weeks of rehab but still...I could feel it in the evening.
Good luck and I hope you get a great time in this amazing town!
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