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

10 April 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.

“The Last Will and Testament of Alix des Baux” outdoor Escape Game

1 March 2021 to 2 January 2022
Have fun as you learn about the history of the Château des Baux-de-Provence! In teams of 2 to 6 people, put on your amateur sleuth’s suit, explore the remains of the Château and discover the mysteries surrounding.

Easter at Les Baux

3 to 5 April
Celebrate Easter at Les Baux de Provence! An Easter egg hunt for your children on Sunday 4 April. Come and listen to the Eastertime storytelling-conferences.

Easter holidays

10 April to 9 May
In addition to the possibility of grasping the rich history of Les Baux with the guided tours and of testing your skills with a crossbow, you can also make the most of the presence of the master falconers between 24 April and 2 May who, besides demonstration flights, will offer you the opportunity to discuss and discover the beauty and vulnerability of these birds of prey.

Ascension Day

13 to 16 May and Whitsun and 22 to 24 May
Falconry Show with three performances a day and the possibility of exchanging with the master falconers to find out all about the beauty and vulnerability of these kings of the skies. Crossbow shooting, workshops on siege engines and guided tours of the site.

Summer Holidays

6 July to 29 August
Falconry Show from 11 to 31 July. In addition, until 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 2021 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: 3 to 5 April, 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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