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Les Baux-de-Provence is a charming town in the Provence region, and whose name refers to its location: in Provençal, a baou is a rocky spur. Baux-de-Provence has a fantastic position amidst the Alpilles mountains, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The stunning location is set atop a rocky formation complete with a ruined vast fortress. Baux-de-Provence has a rich history: in the middle ages, Cardinal Richelieu ordered the demolition of the castle because the village housed protestant rebels. The village is also the site where the aluminium ore Bauxite which was first discovered in 1821 by geologist Pierre Berthier, and as such the ore bears its name.

Practical info

Nowadays, Baux-de-Provence is mostly a tourist town. However, do not let that detract you from paying the village a visit. It truly is one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Located about 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of Avignon, this is a-40 minute car trip.

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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hrs

From USD $143.87

Provence Le Grand Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 86 Reviews

Go on the Grand Tour from Avignon, visiting the famous Roman, medieval and winemaking sites of Provence. You’ll see the Triumphal Arch in Orange, the legendary ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10.5 hrs

From USD $164.42

Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This tour from Marseille will take you through the Plain of the Crau, to the ancient city of Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numbers are limited to a ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.12

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

First visit today is to the famous Pont du Gard, vestige of a 1st century AD roman aqueduct. Protected by UNESCO and World Heritage Listed, it is an amazingly ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.06

Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit two stunning Provencal towns and a winery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Start your day at leisure in Les Baux de Provence, admiring the ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.72

Orange, Les Baux de Provence and Arles Small Group Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Visit Orange and start with a panoramic tour to discover the Roman Triumphal Arch, a symbol of the Roman imperial glory, and then visit the Antic Theatre ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.87

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Les Baux de Provence

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

While you’re in port in Marseille, spend your time on a private shore excursion visiting the enchanting village of Les Baux de Provence. This beautiful village ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.96

Provence Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence: On the Trail of Van Gogh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, see Roman monuments and visit one of Provence’s best open-air markets on this action-packed day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.02

Provence Wine Tasting Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Taste the wine of Provence on this full-day trip from Avignon. You'll visit picturesque medieval villages and combine with a scenic drive though the vineyards ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.87

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church's influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $123.32

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