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Provence Sights

Château des Baux

Updated 12/16/2013

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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.

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Sight Information

Address:

Rue du Trencat, Les Baux-de-Provence, 13520, France

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Phone:

/04–90–54–55–56

Sight Details:

  • €9.50 with audio guide; €14.50 joint ticket with Carrières de Lumières
  • Mar.–May, daily 9:15–7:15; June–Aug., daily 9–8:15; Sept.–Nov., daily 9:30–6; Dec.–Feb., daily 10–5

Updated 12/16/2013

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