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  • Address: Baux-de-Provence 13520, France
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Baux de Provence Tours

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.

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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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Small-Group Avignon and Pont du Gard Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Aix-en-Provence, ... 

Small-Group Avignon and Pont du Gard Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Aix-en-Provence

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage–listed treasures of southern France on this small-group Avignon and Pont du Gard day trip with wine-tasting from ...  Read more

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

From USD $181.45
Private Tour: Les Baux de Provence, Marseille, Day Trips

Private Tour: Les Baux de Provence

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Uncover the simple beauty and medieval history of Les Baux de Provence on this private tour from Marseille. This must-see Provençal village will enchant ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.28

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