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Provence Sights

Château des Baux

  • Rue du Trencat Map It
  • Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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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 that 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, of which you can take part. Or fire the catapult or try the crossbow, it's up to medieval you. The exit gives access to the wide and varied grounds, where the tiny Chapelle St-Blaise and towers mingle with skeletal ruins.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • €10; €15.50 joint ticket with Carrières de Lumières
  • Mar. and Oct., daily 9:30–6:30; Apr.–June and Sept. daily 9–7:15; July and Aug., daily 9–8:15; Nov.–Feb., daily 10–5


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