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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières 2016
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Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières, 2016

The incredible art of Russia’s Marc Chagall at Carrières de Lumières has been a 2016 sensation! Yet another maestro’s talent splashed upon the towering walls and floor of the former bauxite quarry in Val d’Enfer, by Les Baux de Provence.  Set to a mystical, musical background, …

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Carrières de Lumières 2016, Chagall
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Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open

Les Carrières de Lumières 2016 is open! Located by the magical perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence, Carrières de Lumières is an entrancing projected video art extravaganza. Set deep within a disused bauxite cave it profiles breathtaking works of art. This year’s …

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Valley 'Le Crau', the Roman 'Via Aurelia' from Les Baux-de-Provence
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Les Baux-de-Provence, a magical view from a fairy-tale village

Gazing out from the ramparts of Les Baux-de-Provence, high up on the Alpilles hills visitors are treated to a vista of Provence that dreams are made of. Acres of silvery, green olive groves splashed with sprawling vineyards, interspersed with pines …

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Chateau ruins at Les Baux-de-Provence
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Medieval Provence at the Château des Baux-de-Provence

The Château des Baux, nestled on a craggy limestone escarpment high in the Alpilles hills is one of Provence’s most famous fortresses. Château des Baux dates back to the tenth century, although now in ruins you can learn its fascinating …

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Les Baux-de-Provence, Bouche de Rhone, Provence, France
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Visit the beguiling perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

As you wander the meandering cobbled streets of Les Baux-de-Provence, between the shadows of its medieval buildings, close your eyes. You’ll hear the swish of long gowns and velvet cloaks hurrying passed you and the distant clanking of armour by …

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Church square in Les Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France
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Carrières de Lumières and Les Baux de Provence

Of all the places to visit with James, Les Baux-de-Provence was a ‘must’. My first visit there had actually been with him, on a freezing, windy, Monday in early March 2012. It was out of season and James hadn’t been …

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Les Baux-de-Provence

France, and especially southern France is famous for its perched villages, Les Baux-de-Provence is one such stone bastide, which clings, seemingly quite precariously, to the hillside. Mostly built in the Middle Ages on carefully chosen prominent rock faces, offering the …

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