Fodor's Expert Review Fort de Buoux

Buoux Military Sight

This site contains the ruins of an ancient village and a fortification that for years defended the valley, in both Ligurian and Roman times. Several houses and an entire staircase were chiseled directly into the stone; it's uncertain whether they're prehistoric or medieval. Louis XIV dismantled the ancient fortifications in the 17th century, leaving Turneresque ruins to become overgrown with wild box and ivy. It is a hike up, and it's not kid-friendly due to the drop-offs above the ravines.

Military Sight

Quick Facts

D113
Buoux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  84480, France

04–90–74–25–75

www.lefortdebuoux.e-monsite.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5, Daily sunrise–sunset in good weather

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