Fodor's Expert Review Château des Baux

Les Baux-de-Provence Castle/Palace/Chateau

High above the Val d'Enfer, the 17-acre clifftop sprawl of ruins is contained under the Château des Baux umbrella. At the entrance, 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. 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.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Archaeological Site/Ruins Family

Quick Facts

Rue du Trencat
Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13520, France

-04–90–54–55–56

www.chateau-baux-provence.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €11; €17.50 combined ticket, includes Carrières de Lumières

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