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Château des Baux

Château des Baux Review

High above the Val d'Enfer, the 17-acre cliff-top sprawl of ruins is contained under the umbrella name the Château des Baux. At the entry, the Tour du Brau contains the Musée d'Histoire des Baux, a small collection of relics and models which shelters a permanent music-and-slide show called Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne au Pays de l'Olivier, featuring artworks depicting olive orchards in their infinite variety. From April through September there are fascinating medieval exhibitions: people dressed up in authentic costumes, displays of medieval crafts, and even a few jousting tournaments with handsome knights carrying fluttering silk tokens of their beloved ladies.The exit gives access to the wide and varied grounds, where the tiny Chapelle St-Blaise and towers mingle with skeletal ruins.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Trencat, Les Baux-de-Provence, 13520 | Map It
  • Phone: /04–90–54–55–56
  • Cost: €9.50 with audio guide; €14.50 joint ticket with Carrières de Lumières
  • Hours: Mar.–May, daily 9:15–7:15; June–Aug., daily 9–8:15; Sept.–Nov., daily 9:30–6; Dec.–Feb., daily 10–5
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  • Location: Les Baux-de-Provence
Updated: 12-16-2013

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