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 pm.
April, May, June and September: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
July and August: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Last entrance 1 hour before closure.

Events 2020

Exhibition: Gala Dali, the Surrealist muse

28 May to 8 November 2020
This photographic exhibition will celebrate the intuition and creative power of Gala which drew her into the Surrealist circle, where she was surrounded by intellectuals and artists throughout her life. It will present Gala from a new angle.

Events

During the school holidays from 4 April to 3 May 2020 and from 4 July to 30 August 2020, Ascension from 21 to 24 May 2020 and Pentecost from 30 May to 1 June 2020.
As well as following the renovated visitor trail, travel through the centuries and discover the methods used by the builders who in turn have left traces of their work for us to see.

Easter at Les Baux

11 April to 17 April
A children’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday 12 April, a treasure hunt over the whole weekend and storytelling sessions all about Easter From 13 Arpil to 17 April. An original way to discover the rich history of the Château des Baux.

Enchanted rocks and Lithophone discovery workshops

Ascension: 21, 22, 23 and 24 May
Enchanted rocks: A musical entertainment bringing together lithophones and string instruments in a programme of music that spans the great historical eras of the Château des Baux de Provence.
Lithophone discovery workshops: presentation of the different types and sounds produced by these unusual musical instruments.

Secret of the builders

Pentecost: 30, 31 May and 1 June
Learn from our Storytellers all about the secrets of the castle’s builders. Come and meet Parlier and Ymagière who will delight you with their instructive and entertaining tales!

Workshop secrets

All Saints: 26 to 31 October (theme under discussion with the Lune d’Ambre company)
Come and meet the last pupil of Leonardo who will reveal the techniques of the grand master of the Renaissance.

Christmas in Provence

19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021
Bring the family to the impressive and fascinating surroundings 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: 16,50€ / 18,50€* | Seniors (+65 years): 15€ / 17€*
Children (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 13€ / 1 5€*
Youth (18 to 25 years): 13€ / 15€*
Concessions (students +25 years, jobseekers, teachers): 13€ / 15€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 48€ / 56€*

*With events: 4 April to 3 May, 21 to 24 May, 30 May to 1 June, 4 July to 30 August, automn 26 to 31 October.

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13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

Tourist Office

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

Hours
Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

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