Chateau des Baux de Provence, Les Baux de Provence

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Chateau des Baux de Provence was built in the tenth century and ruled by the lords of Baux for 500 years, during great political conflicts. This site became famous for its minstrels and troubadours, who performed every day in the honor of the king. The kings of France finally conquered the castle in the 16th century, and King Louis XIII ordered its demolition. Today, the chateau houses three life-size replicas of war machines. Tourists can watch live, daily demonstrations of enormous catapults, including the biggest trebuchet in Europe. This machine could toss a 100 kg (220 lb) rock a distance of 180 m (200 yds). Plan to visit Chateau des Baux de Provence during your Les Baux de Provence vacation using our convenient Les Baux de Provence trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was lovely to walk in its narrow streets and brows through the myriads of shops which offered some very interesting hand made goods.  more »
  • Disappointed in the financials, €6 for the car €10.5 each to see the ruins, only 8 to get into Amphitheatre in Arles!! Not worth it, pretty place but so are others. Go to Gordes instead, beautiful!!  more »
  • Biking there was somewhat of a challenge because it sits on top of a hill. Glad we did, since traffic and parking were crowded. You can get onto the grounds and parapets without paying, but the actual...  more »
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  • Magnificent views (360°), interesting route through this historical city and castle, fantastic ateliers explaining life in this place in the past (eg. how medieval war machines have been working). And wind, strong, warm wind...
  • Excellent day trip for whole family. A little bit history mixed with a lot of fresh air ;) Beautiful views all around.
  • Wonderful views many local shops and restaurants. Good workout if you walk around to the top. Lots of local history. Dont go for the fort. Go for the views and fresh air. Not allowed to hile the local countryside, but you can walk around town
  • Very interesting place. The relics were like maze and we couldn't figure out how to get to the top, which is a very interesting experience.
  • Absolutely lovely place! A must!