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(40 minutes from Salon de Provence)

An open-air museum, the Citadel of Les Baux de Provence offers an incomparable panorama of the Alpilles, the mistral-swept Crau plain and the Camargue. The twenty or so inhabitants who still live in the enclosure jealously protect an uncommon historical heritage, restored with patience.  

With the Château des Baux and the Carrières de Lumières, this open-air museum is a must-see in Provence for more than a million visitors who flock there every year. 

22 monuments are classified as historical heritage and bear witness to a prestigious and tumultuous past.  

Le Château des Baux-de-Provence

The Château of Baux-de-Provence 

Overlooking the village and perched on the upper part of the rock, the Château des Baux site covers more than 5 hectares: it is one of the most extraordinary places in France, protected as a Historic Monument. 


You will discover the main remains of the castle's tumultuous past. The visitor discovers 

in 24 illustrations the Castle as it was in the Middle Ages. The illustrations bring the various buildings to life. 27 panels explaining the local history and geography punctuate the visit. 



Opening hours: All year round, every day. 

January / February / November / December: 10am - 5pm. 

April / May / June / September: 9am - 7pm. 

July & August: 9am - 7.30pm. 

Last entry 1 hour before closing time. 


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Carrières de Lumières

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