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Les Baux-de-Provence Ruins

High above the Val d'Enfer, the 17-acre cliff-top sprawl of ruins is contained under the Château des Baux umbrella. At the entrance, the Tour du Brau hosts a small collection of relics and models that holds a permanent music-and-slideshow called Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne au Pays de l'Olivier, which features artwork depicting olive orchards in their infinite variety. From April through September there are fascinating medieval events: people dressed up in authentic costumes and displays of medieval crafts. The exit gives access to the wide and varied grounds, where the tiny Chapelle St-Blaise and towers mingle with skeletal ruins.

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Quick Facts

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

04–90–49–20–02

www.chateau-baux-provence.com

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