Chateau des Baux de Provence, Les Baux de Provence

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). Make Chateau des Baux de Provence a part of your Les Baux de Provence vacation plans using our Les Baux de Provence itinerary planner.
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  • This little gem can with advantage be visited early in the day so as to avoid the many visitors. The place is steeped in history even though there is not much left of the Castle. The site requires good mobility and is not recommended for bad cutting and small children. Take good shoes on, there are many stairs. Enjoy
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  • Nice walk through the ruins of the castle which allows to enjoy a panorama breathtaking. Well appointed with animations and very good craftsmen in the village. Very popular with visitors, I advise you to go to the opening or during digs. You will enjoy the charm of the leases.
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  • Very nice tour, we were the only ones in the Castle! The view at the top of the towers of the castle is amazing! Very very good day to the leases of Provence!
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  • Labellisé "Les plus beaux villages de France", on y retrouve le charme des villages d'antan, de type médiéval, et le panorama y est magnifique. À faire!
  • A great place to get the feeling of Provence if you are short on time.
  • Chateau is not very well preserved, but there is a very interesting exposition of ancient weapons (catapults, trebuchettes, etc.). It also has an excellent view of the entire valley. Be careful - climbing the steep walls is quite dangerous.
  • Nice views and some interesting stories around the castle, but not as good as we had hoped. We were here slightly off season and the entertainment and demonstration of catapults were not running that day. I think that would make the experience much more interesting.
  • Not as great as expected. Public baôhrooms are very poor!
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