Les Baux de Provence

“One of the strangest places in Provence, the deserted citadel of Les Baux stands like a natural extension of a huge rocky plateau.  The ruined castle and old houses overlook the Val d’Enfer, with its weird rock.”  This is an extract from the description I read in my Eyewitness tour guide.  This was all I needed to read in order to know I had to visit Les Baux de Provence and I was not disappointed.

It was quite a windy day when I visited, I could feel the wind rocking the motorhome on the ascent.  It was a completely different experience with the gusty wind, high on the castle ramparts, but what an amazing experience.  The castle looked like it had been carved out of the rock and where required, they built some stone walls.  The views are truly panoramic and it is possible to see to the Carmague.

It costs €5 to park in the car park and a further €8.50 to visit the castle.   The village below the castle is equally enchanting, and well worth spending time wandering around the narrow streets.  This was my first of four visits for this particular day; now, like then, I must leave you.  Until next time.

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