Château des Baux

On top of a rocky spur in the heart of the Alpilles, the Château des Baux spans 5 hectares in one of France’s most majestic locations. A designated Historic Monument, the Château commands a magnificent view of Provence, from Aix to Arles and beyond.

During a self-guided tour which is available in 10 languages (French, English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese), visitors can learn about the turbulent and chaotic past of the Lords of Les Baux and their medieval fortress through the keep, the Sarrazine and Paravelle towers, the lordly dovecote and the Château chapel.

 

Open every day all year round.
January, February, November, December: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm*
March, October: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm*
April, May, June and September: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm*
July and August: 9.00 am to 7.30 pm*
*Last entrance 1 hour before closure.

Events 2021

Photo exhibition: Kandinsky, pioneer of abstraction

Spring to 14 November
Mirroring the programme at the Carrières de Lumières, the Château des Baux will offer visitors the opportunity to stroll freely through the life and works of the painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866, Moscow – 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine). Father figure of modern art, his theoretical writings and pictural experiments opened the way to abstract art.

Easter holidays

Due to the current health news we invite you to visit the Events page on www.chateau-baux-provence.com.

10 April to 9 May
Discover the rich history of Les Baux through guided tours. Test your crossbow shooting skills!

Ascension Day

13 to 16 May and Whitsun and 22 to 24 May
Crossbow shooting, workshops on siege engines and guided tours of the site.

Summer Holidays

6 July to 29 August
Crossbow shooting, demonstrations of war machines and interventions by the master at arms during a lively tour that will give you the keys for understanding the rich history of this important site in Provence through numerous anecdotes.

Autumn holidays

23 to 31 October
The culinary arts in Alix des Baux’s day. Get together with our speaker-storytellers who will reveal many of the secrets of the culinary arts in the 15th century, at the time of the last Dame des Baux.

Christmas in Provence

18 December to 2 January 2022
Get together with your family in the bright enchanted decor of the Château des Baux.

Services and facilities

  • Pets accepted

Fees

Adults: 8€ / 10€* | Seniors (+65 years) : 7€ / 9€*
Chidren (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 6€ / 8€*
Youth (18 to 25 years): 6€ / 8€*
Concessions (students +25 ans, jobseekers, teachers) : 6€ / 8€*
Family (2 adults + 2 children) : 25€ / 33€*

Pass Baux-de-Provence
(2 sites: Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux with Yves Brayer Museum offered).
Adults: 17,50€ / 19,50€* | Seniors (+65 years): 16€ / 18€*
Children (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 13,50€ / 15,50€*
Youth (18 to 25 years): 13,50€ / 15,50€*
Concessions (students +25 years, jobseekers, teachers): 13,50€ / 15,50€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 50€ / 58€*

*With events: 10 April to 9 May, 13 to 16 May, 22 to 24 May, 6 July to 29 August, 23 to 31 October 2021.

Practical information

Esplanade du Château
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39
tourisme@lesbauxdeprovence.com

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed 25 December and 1 January

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