Château des Baux-de-Provence

A medieval fortress

It was in the 13th century that the rocky spur of Les Baux was capped with this imposing fortress. Its naturally entrenched and high-perched situation made it possible to observe and protect the surroundings.

The architects of the day tamed the site by carving into the rock to reinforce its defensive nature.

The Château des Baux-de-Provence extends over 5 hectares, and the whole site is a listed Historical Monument.

Situated in the foothills of the Alpilles massif, it offers a breathtaking panorama of Provence, from Aix to Arles, and beyond. On a clear day you can see the Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Camargue.

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Open every day all year round
January, February, November, December: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm*
March, October: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm*
April, May, June and September: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm*
July and August: 9.00 am to 7.30 pm*

Closure: 25 December

*Last entrance 1 hour before closure


Adults: 8€ / 10€*
Seniors (over 65): 7€ / 9€*
Children (under 7): free
Reduced: youth (7 to 25), students over 25, jobseekers: 6€ / 8€*
Family (2 adults + 2 children aged 7 to 17): 25€ / 33€*


Pass Baux-de-Provence
Combined ticket: Carrières des Lumières + Château des Baux
Adults: 19€ / 20,50€*  | Seniors (+65 years): 17€ / 18,50€*
Children (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 14€ / 15,50€*
Concessions (students 18 to 25  years, jobseekers): 15€ / 16,50€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 53€ / 60€*

Half price at the Yves Brayer Museum on presentation of the ticket Pass Baux-de-Provence.

*With events at the Château des Baux

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
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Weekends & public holidays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closure: 25 December and 1 January