Château des Baux de Provence

Château des Baux de Provence

Château des Baux de Provence
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Cháteau at Les Baux de Provence is a great day experience. The ruins are beautiful, the views for the mountains unbelievable and the curation of the sites is well done (and in English too!). The area around the Château is expansive and while level, there is a lot of loose rock, so you need closed-toe shoes and watch your step! Additionally, there is not much shade throughout the ruins, so make sure you have something on your head. Definitely an excellent experience and worth every penny for the admission.
Written 20 August 2023
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Mogens C
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great little town - very turistic but authentic. You will enjoy every second of your stay. The stairs up there are not too bad eventhough they can be a bit uneven
Written 4 July 2023
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Jacana
Sevierville, TN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Les Baux and the Chateau de Baux were among my favorites from our recent trip to Provence, Les Baux is a beautiful village with great shops and restaurants and the chateau is not to be missed. It is a huge ruined chateau and I think that the signs explaining the area in English and French were very helpful. it required quite a bit of walking and stair climbing as it is so big and there were also some areas where you could walk up to the top of the towers for a great view. The signs had quite a bit of history about the chateau which was very interesting. If you like castle ruins this will be a good attraction for you. Wear good shoes as there is quite a bit of uneven ground and uneven steps. We went in April so the weather was very comfortable.
Written 20 April 2023
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EmLiesel
Birmingham, UK241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited with my family on a VERY hot July day. The village was really pretty with lots of nice restaurants and shops to walk round.

We walked up to the Chateau which was HOT but there were great views, a breeze and lots of history to take in. It is worth walking up to each of the high points to get all the different views. It was a clear day and we could see for miles.

We also got the ticket which included the light show, this is back down near where we parked the cars but within the caves and spectacular - it is worth including and on a hot day, the cool caves were lovely!

Overall, a great day out and worthy of a visit.
Written 3 January 2023
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Carlos L.
Palm Desert, CA1,594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great village and great castle!! this is nice little stop by Saint Remy. It can be treacherous if you have mobility issues …but we enjoyed exploring this castle with all the history and medioeval catapults.

great stop m!
Written 26 November 2022
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ICB
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was very busy when we visited Les Baux but the walk up through the village to the ruined leper hospital at the top and to the castle was well worth the effort. Amazing views over the countryside in all directions.
Written 5 September 2022
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drlcs1
373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Well worth a stop. Pretty village and nice castle.

in summer be sure to arrive before 6 pm. Only a couple of restaurants are open after that.
Written 13 July 2022
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Gorm L
112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Decided to go here - as we “had time” so not really planned. This was such a positive surprise. It is so understated at most sites - and it impressed big time. Plan a good hour on the top part, so if you want lunch and enjoy the village- this is more like 2-3 hours
Written 8 June 2022
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LincolnBest
Lefkada, Greece732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Well worth the effort to do on a rainy day in February! Cute village where the star is the architecture and the location. Stunning views everywhere. Was especially pleased with the information boards in the chateau area, very informative. The Chapel painted walls were stunning! Wouldn’t visit in the summer as narrow streets and imagine it would be unpleasantly busy.
Written 15 February 2022
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Levi N
Fairfax, VA610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The Chateau at the top of Les Baux en Provence offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. It was blistering cold from the rain and wind the day we were there however it well worth it. I'm sure it's much more engaging in the summer when everything would be open and bustling. However, we still enjoyed our experience.
Written 26 December 2021
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