Château des Baux de Provence

Historic site and monument
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Presentation

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.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)All year round, daily.
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
    • Home school groups
  • Environments :
    • Village centre
    • Town location
    • Pedestrian area
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 90
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
    • Dutch
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • Portuguese
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Castle
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Tourist brochures
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
Contact
Château des Baux de Provence
Esplanade du château
13520
Les Baux-de-Provence
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Phone : + 33 (0)4 90 49 20 02
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English
    • Italian
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Dutch
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • Portuguese

Tarifs

Reduced price: 6 to 8 €
Adult: 8 to 10 €
Child : 6 to 8 €
Large family: 25 to 33 €
Group adults: 6 to 8 €
Group children : 4.50 to 5.50 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
Child entry valid for 7 - 25 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
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Château des Baux de Provence
Esplanade du château
13520
Les Baux-de-Provence
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.743383
Longitude : 4.795468
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