Castle of Baux de Provence

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This fortress atop a rugged spur has been in a state of ruin since it was demolished in the 1600s.
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  2. Grand Rue, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence, France
  3. +33490492002
  4. http://www.chateau-baux-provence.com/
  5. Working hours*:
    10:00 - 17:00
  6. Prices*:
    Adult - €8 without special activities / €10 with special activities
    Senior rate: €7 without special activities / €9 with special activities
    Reduced rate: €6 without special activities / €8 with special activities
    Family rate: €25 without special activ
  7. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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Only decayed towers and fragments of the chapel remain today, but the château brings feudal times back to life is with its menacing set of life-sized siege engines.

These include a ballista (a kind of giant crossbow), a mangonel (a bg catapult) and, most excitingly, Europe’s largest trebuchet: This huge machine is loaded up and launched several times a day during the summer.

There’s also a replica medieval forge, where a blacksmith will show you how to craft swords and axes, as well as swordplay and archery demonstrations.

Last Updated: 7 January, 2022
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