THE BAUX DE PROVENCE
LES BAUX DE PROVENCE
(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.
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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An immersive art centre that has become a must in Provence, the Carrières des Lumières are located at the foot of the town of Les Baux-de-Provence, in the heart of the Alpilles, in a place full of mystery: the Val d'Enfer.
The Carrières des Lumières is a place of transversal experimentation and cultural dissemination.
Offering an innovative approach to art, the Carrières des Lumières welcome all audiences, all generations included.
In 2017, the Carrières des Lumières won the prize for the best immersive experience in the world. This
was awarded by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), an international reference in the cultural
and themed entertainment industry worldwide.
The Carrières des Lumières are open every day.
- January, November and December: 10am-6pm
- March: 9.30am-6pm
- April, May, June, September and October: 9.30am-7pm
- July and August: 9am-7.30pm
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
The bookshop-cultural shop is open during the opening hours of Les Carrières.
The Café des Carrières is open every day. March, November, December: 10.30am-5.30pm / April to October: