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.

  • Pets allowed
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

Nearby

  1. Domaine de Bourgeac

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  2. Mas Des Argelas - La Picholine

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  3. Office de Tourisme des Baux de Provence

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  4. Le clos saint roch

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Where to stay

Hotel

La Reine Jeanne

Les Baux de Provence

Charming hotel overlooking the Val d'Enfer and Medieval Chateau. Panoramic restaurant, lounge with historic fireplace, terrace. Provençal and traditional cuisine prepared with regional products. Groups catered for.

Hotel

Mas de l'Oulivie

Les Baux de Provence

At the heart of an olive grove, a pleasant Provençal house with discreet and refined decor. A complete change of scenery with an amazing landscaped pool, rock garden, submerged beach and integrated spa. Gourmet salads and grilled lunch are served around the pool for guests. Awarded the "Hotels…

Holiday rental

Le Mas De Marie 1

Maussane les Alpilles

Au coeur des Alpilles à proximité des Baux de Provence et Saint Remy de Provence, maison de plain-pied de 72 m² à la décoration soignée. Baies vitrées ouvrant sur la terrasse aménagée et le jardinet(300 m²). Grand séjour /salon avec canapé convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine…

Resort

Le Mas des Alpilles

Le Paradou

La Résidence Le Mas des Alpilles est située au Paradou, à proximité des Baux de Provence, au cœur des Alpilles. Pour des vacances détente, elle propose une belle piscine semi-couverte chauffée (sauf du 15/06 au 15/09) avec toboggan ainsi qu’un espace bien-être (hammam, sauna, salle de…

Hotel

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane les Alpilles

Hotel and restaurant with 18 rooms all equipped with shower room or bathroom and toilet. Direct dial telephone. TV. In the village close to the centre. Large wooded terrace with swimming pool.

B&B

M. et Mme. Hajosi

Les Baux de Provence

The only Guest rooms in the historical centre of Baux. In one of the most beautiful houses of the old village, nestled in the heart of the Chateau site, Le Prince Noir offers three unique rooms. This artist's house whose decor reflects nearly a century of encounters and friendships, overlooks the…

B&B

Mme Siffrène Reynaud

Maussane les Alpilles

Guest room in an 18th century Provençal Mas.

Hotel

Le Pré des Baux

Maussane les Alpilles

At the foot of Les Baux de Provence, in an intimate and quiet setting on the edge of a pool, 10 air-conditioned bungalows with private terraces leading to an exotic garden. Le Pré des Baux is a haven of peace.

Holiday rental

Mas De L'aiguillon

Maussane les Alpilles

Mas de charme , avec pièces voûtées traditionnelles sur un terrain clôt de 1600 m² Le mas comporte 4 Chambres avec lits doubles et un lit en 90 3 salle de bains et 4WC dont 1 indépendant Le rez de chaussé est constitué d'une entrée voûtée pleine de charme qui donne sur un salon tout…

Things to do

Souvenirs

L'Espadrille d'Elisa

Les Baux de Provence

La boutique vous propose une large sélection d’espadrilles homme et femme fabriquées en France et en Espagne. Les plus grandes marques y sont représentées (Castaner, Toni, Pons, Kana, Maison de l’espadrille, ...)

Monument

Eglise Saint Vincent

Les Baux de Provence

The old village had three churches: Saint-André in the La Fontaine Valley, the first parish church, abandoned in 1481 and since disappeared; Notre Dame du Château or Sainte-Catherine Chapel (12th-16th centuries), the castle chapel in the citadel enclosure, and Saint-Vincent Church, the former…

Olive

Mas de la Dame

Les Baux de Provence

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…

Craftsman

Bijoux Adrien Moniquet

Maussane les Alpilles

Fabrication de bijoux uniques et faits main. Adrien Moniquet a hérité d'une technique traditionnelle de son grand-père : au petit marteau qu'il a modernisée donnant un étonnant mélange de tradition et de nouveauté grâce à des bijoux plus fins et dotés d'élégantes finissions.

Souvenirs

Autrefois

Les Baux de Provence

Des chants d'oliviers chahutés par le mistral résonnent du chant des cigales. La terre exhale mille senteurs de lavande, de thym et de plantes aromatiques. Ce paysage intemporel tant de fois peint par Van Gogh, nous éblouit par sa beauté. La Provence c'est aussi des recettes et des produits…

Souvenirs

Galerie-atelier Sola

Les Baux de Provence

In her studio-gallery in Les Baux de Provence, the artist Marie-Hélène Sola presents 'Fragmentism', the pictorial movement she founded in the early 1990s. A descendent of Cubism, a synthesis of two worlds - abstract and figurative - a dialogue emerging from the use of form and colour,…

Producer

Jean Martin

Tarascon

Welcome to the world of the 'Martins', a family which, from generation to generation, has been cooking to delight gourmets from around the world. It all began almost one century ago. In 1920, an idea formed in the mind of the man whose name gave rise to the brand: crack the secrets of the cracked…

Monument

Chapelle Saint Blaise

Les Baux de Provence

The old Romanesque chapel of Saint Blaise, erected by the weavers' and carders' association in honour of their patron saint, dates back to the 12th century. It became the seat of their Brotherhood in the 18th century. This small chapel now screens a film called 'Provence seen from the Sky', which…

Souvenirs

La Boutique de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Delicatessen, regional wines.

Where to eat

Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas d'Aigret

Les Baux de Provence

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…

Table 13

Le Potager

Le Paradou

Not altering the taste of the food - this is the fate of the best produce used at Le Potager. Classically-inspired cuisine, in which a few creative touches allow certain Provençal recipes to be slightly revamped. Whether for a gourmet pause or a romantic dinner, let yourself be carried away by…

Food guide restaurant

Du Côté des Olivades

Le Paradou

At the restaurant des olivades Chief Nancy Bourguignon performs with talent a fancy kitchen where premium flavor and quality of the product.She surrounds herself small producers who book him their best season products. Meat of the Alpilles, line fish, vegetables from Provence, cooking are fair…

Cuisine de Provence

La Reine Jeanne

Les Baux de Provence

Charming hotel overlooking the Val d'Enfer and the Mediaeval Château. Panoramic restaurant, lounge with period fireplace, shady terrace. Traditional Provençal cuisine prepared using regional products. Groups welcome.

Food guide restaurant

Oustau de Baumanière

Les Baux de Provence

A 16th century Provençal Mas at the foot of Les Baux de Provence Château, in the golden triangle of the Alpilles. Thirty charming, sophisticated furnished rooms and apartments, pools and tennis courts await you. In this exceptional place, Jean-André Charial serves fresh, high-quality cuisine…

Food guide restaurant

Bistrot de la Petite France

Le Paradou

In a 18th century Mas with a shady terrace, restaurant in a beautiful room with authentic beams leading to a well laid-out cellar. Wonderful selection of wines from the local area and the whole of France. A special holiday menu is created according to the importance of the day.

Food guide restaurant

La Cabro d'Or

Les Baux de Provence

In the peace of the valley, in the heart of a magnificent garden. All the flavours of Provence. Restaurant with Provençal culinary specialities such as tuna with citrus fruits.

Cuisine de Provence

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

Maussane les Alpilles

Restaurant and 18-room hotel; all rooms have shower or bath and toilet. Direct dial telephone. TV. Located in the village, near the centre. Large, tree-lined terrace with pool.

Cuisine de Provence

L' Oustaloun

Maussane les Alpilles

Hotel restaurant built on a former 16th century Abbey (made of vaults and stones). Modern comforts and Provençal cuisine.

Inspirations

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