Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Historic site and monument

Built atop a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Alpilles, the Château des Baux has breathtaking views over Provence. Discover the tumultuous, eventful history of the Lords of les Baux and their medieval fortress.

The Château with its medieval charm dominates one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", with its Renaissance and Classical architecture. Once you reach the highest part of the fortifications, the strategic importance of the site becomes clear. A true eagle's nest for the powerful lords of Les Baux...
The Château des Baux-de-Provence site covers more than 5 hectares and offers visitors an exceptional panoramic view of Provence, from Aix to Arles and beyond.
This is the historic and legendary site of the mythical Citadel of the Magi King Balthazar. Its location, height and appearance make it look like a true "rock ship".
On this walk, visitors will discover the tumultuous and chaotic past of the Lords of Les Baux and their medieval fortress: the keep, the Sarrazine and Paravelle towers, the seigniorial dovecote, the castral chapel, the Saint-Blaise chapel and the former Quiqueran hospital transformed into a garden...
The Château des Baux is also hosting an open-air Escape Game: Le mystère d'Alix, dernière Dame des Baux (The Mystery of Alix, Last Lady of Les Baux).

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  • German - English - Spanish - French - Italian - Dutch - Russian - Chinese - Portuguese - Japanese Languages spoken
  • Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Credit transfer, Culture voucher Payment Methods
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair Disabled access
  • Pets welcome Pets
  • Car park, Parking nearby, Coach parking, Pay car park Parking
  • Activity
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Permanent exhibition
  • Pets welcome
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours
  • Parking nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Pay car park
  • Coach parking
type of clientele
  • Couples
  • Home school groups
  • Children
  • Groups
  • Welcome for business/incentive groups
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
Indications Prices

Reduced price: from 6 €
Adult: from 8 €
Child (7-25 years): from 6 €
Family pass: from 25 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers, disabled people.

Indications Openings

All year round, daily.
January, February, November, December: 10am to 5pm
March, October: 9:30am to 6:30pm
April, May, June, September: 9am to 7pm
July and August: 9am to 7:30pm
Latest entry time is 1 hour before closing time.

Localisation & Contacts
Esplanade du château
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
04 90 54 34 39 Contact us See the website