Chateau des Baux de Provence, Les Baux de Provence

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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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  • All directions, on roads covered in vines with grapes that produce one of the best wines in the world, we have a trip back in time. Experience power and admire the beauty of this small town, with chateaus in its hills with spectacular views made us fall in love even more by the Provence.
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  • Spent an excellent midweek afternoon climbing all around this extensive site with 2 energetic pre schoolers.Some amazing vistas over the Baux valley .There were no organised displays being midweek dur...  read more »
  • The Chagall exhibition visitors, should not forget to visit the village and the Castle. It's worth. Grand views in clear weather from the sea.
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  • Not worth the money/time. The location of the castle is impressive and the views too, but you get both just spending time in the village. Also, it was impossible to follow the audioguide as the signs were only there for a few numbers, the rest were completely missing. I felt like I would have enjoyed the time more staying at the village
  • Beautiful old town on top of scenic hill, great if you like a little history or shopping in quaint old village where you can feel the history
  • Splendid Provence village, nice view over the region, interesting ruins of an old castle. I also recommend you go to the Carrieres de Lumiere: amazing experience just 5 minutes away (walking) from Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Interesting place, although it could be hot and challenging on summer day.
  • History come alive - don't miss the Chateau des Baux.
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