Baux de Provence Tours

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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.

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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.

Address: Baux-de-Provence 13520, France
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Small-Group Avignon and Pont du Gard Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Aix-en-Provence

Experience the medieval towns, art heritage and fine wine of Provence on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Discover Avignon’s history as the medieval city of the Popes as you marvel at the Papal Palace, stroll along the Rhone River and explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town. After a delicious lunch (not included) and wine tasting (included), admire the photo-worthy views of the Alpilles National Park, tour the landmark Pont du Gard. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours

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