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Baux de Provence

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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Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

From USD $149.25

Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hrs

From USD $120.55

Provence Le Grand Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 105 Reviews

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10.5hrs April to October, 10hrs November to March

From USD $137.77

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

From USD $114.81
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Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $126.29

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $74.63

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $103.33
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