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Les Baux-de-Provence - Chateau des Baux de Provence

A photo stop near vineyards for Les Baux-de-Provence for Chateau des Baux de Provence.


It is an old castle on a cliff face. Looks quite stunning from where we were.


Les Baux sits on a spur of the Alpilles (bau in Provencal means escarpment), with views across to the Camargue. The most dramatic fortress site in Provence.


When the Lords of Baux built their fine citadel here in the 10th century, they claimed one of the three wise men, King Balthazar, as ancestor and too the star of Bethlehem as their emblem.


The citadel ruins lie on the heights of the escarpment.


Take from DK Eyewitness Travel: Provence & The Cote D'Azur


The Chateau des Baux is one of the most beautiful historic sites in the whole of Fance. Perched on a rocky outcrop, it commands stunning views of the vineyards and olive groves below, with the sea sparkling on the horizon.

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Taken on May 25, 2011