Château des Baux

Les Baux de Provence - Monument

The site of the Château des Baux, overlooking the village and perched on the top part of the rock, extends over more than seven hectares; it is one of the most extraordinary sites in France and is protected as a national Historic Monument. Visitors can discover the main vestiges of the Château's tumultuous past. A series of 24 illustrations allows visitors to discover the Château as it was in the Middle Ages. The illustrations bring the different parts of the building back to life, just like a large history book. Twenty-seven panels explaining local history and geography punctuate the visitor's route. Viewpoint indicators supplement this information and allow visitors to make out the key sites of Provence and Camargue, this exceptional landscape which unfurls at the foot of the château. Audio-guides tracing the history of the château relate the past of Provence and take you on a journey back to the time of the Knights, rebel lords, wars, tournaments and lonely damsels. Mediaeval music is played under the château vaults and it is possible to hear the voices of the warriors and the laughter of the banquets. These audio-guides are available in six languages (French, English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese) and are given to each visitor free of charge so they are completely free to move around the château at their own pace. The keep is the most representative vestige of this military architecture. Rooted to the rock since the late 12th century, it seems to be the last rampart of this impregnable fortress. Decorative remains adorn the high walls, with sculpted and decorated bases showing Saint Michael overcoming the dragon and the griffin. The base stone of the keep supports a Gallo-Roman votive stele; the mysterious reliefs of the Trémaïe (or the Three Marys), where the faithful believed they saw the effigies of the Virgin, Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome.

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Where to stay

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La Glycine
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La Glycine

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Independent gite in the wild, green and calm Baux de Provence foothills, on a 2-hectare countryside property with farm animals, 4 other gites available nearby, a secure area for all vehicles. Gd floor : Kitchen/living room/nook. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 4 single beds included bunkbed.…

Mas De La Figuiere
Holiday rental

Mas De La Figuiere

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Domaine le Hameau des Baux
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Domaine le Hameau des Baux

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In the purest respect for tradition, love of old stone buildings and the materials of yesteryear, this Hamlet brings charming old buildings back to life. A barn, a shed, a chapel, a dovecote, and a mill now serve a single cause: to reveal this little secret world to a privileged few. Most rooms…

Oustau de Baumanière
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Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

Baumaniére is of these exceptional places that perfectly combines tradition and modernity. The legendary restaurant and bright rooms immerse you in the heart of the contrasting landscapes of the Alpilles. Today, with 30 rooms and three villas (l'Oustau, la Guigou and le Manoir) Baumaniére…

Les Lauriers
Holiday rental

Les Lauriers

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House with private garden, fully renovated, 200 m from the village of Paradou. Ground floor: kitchen, living room, shower room with toilet. AND: 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds with 2 bunk beds, 2 double beds, bathroom with shower and toilet. Shaded terrace with garden furniture, garden and…

La Virado Des Alpilles
Holiday rental

La Virado Des Alpilles

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Mas du Boutonnet - Chambre P&M
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Le Mas d'Aigret
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Le Mas d'Aigret

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This authentic farmhouse partially dug into the rock, enjoys one of the finest views of the region.16 bedrooms, including 2 troglodyte rooms and 1 family room. Most rooms have their own private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, minibar, LCD TV, safe. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, terrace,…

Things to do

Le Tisserand
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Le Tisserand

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Depuis plus de 25 ans cette majestueuse boutique, comme il y a peu dans les Alpilles, met en valeur le savoir-faire des métiers d’arts avec une impressionnante collection de tapisseries tissées du médiéval au contemporain (Miro, Picasso, Klimt) et Verdure, Vendange et des tapisseries de Cluny.

Chapelle Saint Blaise
Monument

Chapelle Saint Blaise

Les Baux de Provence

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Mas de la Dame
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Mas de la Dame

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The Mas de la Dame, with a surface area of 57 hectares of vines and 27 of olive groves, is legendary as it is said to have been the retirement home of a mysterious 'Lady' whom the troubadours used to sing about. Mme Missoffe and Mme Poniatowski reign supreme in this 15th century site immortalised…

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
Souvenirs

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

The decor at manufacturer prices. Fabrics of furnishing, canvas jacquard, printed, stitched cotton quilts. Mail order catalogue offered to all our clients.

Cathédrale d'Images
Museum

Cathédrale d'Images

Les Baux de Provence

In the heart of the Alpilles, the monumental Carrières de Lumières present unique multimedia displays. Every year, a great original show presents the greatest names in Art History. These shows are projected onto the huge 14-metre high walls, the pillars and the floors of the quarry and…

Eglise Saint Vincent
Monument

Eglise Saint Vincent

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La Petite Provence du Paradou
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Le Verger des Baux
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Le Verger des Baux

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Origin’l
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Artisan, créateur, importateur, notre expérience de plus de 20 ans, nous permet de vous proposer une large collection de bijoux montés sur argent en pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses que nous avons glané à travers le monde. A base de minéraux ou fossiles nos bijoux sauront vous…

Where to eat

Ou Ravi Provençau
Food guide restaurant

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Domaine de Manville
Food guide restaurant

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La Reine Jeanne
Food guide restaurant

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Table 13

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Auberge la Benvengudo
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Against the backdrop of the Les Baux Fortress, this former Mas enjoys exceptional views extending from the Alpilles to Camargue. You will overlook Provence from the terrace, whose tables are nestled among the mulberry trees, from its pool, which is illuminated at night, and from the Roches des…

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