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 the chateau.
None of Provence’s perched villages are as atmospheric as Les Baux-de-Provence.
A magical place, where you’ll find yourself wishing ‘if only walls could talk’,
for to visit Les Baux is to journey back in time …….

Precariously hugging the craggy limestone of the Alpilles hills
sits one of the best preserved of Provence’ perched villages ~  Les Baux-de-Provence
A place where time has stood still,
a place which captivates each visitor,
embracing them within the folds of its ancient, stone walls.

Cobbled streets of the Provencal perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

On every corner is a sense of anticipation,
secrets to be revealed within its buildings, its church, its chapel
and amongst the ruins of its once magnificent chateau.

Chateau ruins of the Provencal perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

Gaze out at the stunning views from Les Baux-de-Provence over the jagged hilltops which fall away
to frame
the lush valley floor of sprouted olive trees, and vineyards below. 
And as the church bells announce another hours’ passing allow yourself to pause, 

to contemplate  the fascinating long ago past of Les Baux-de-Provence’, 
its connection to the Grimaldi family of Monaco 
and centuries before them, the Three Wise men. 

View from the Provencal perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence

You will find Les Baux-de-Provence a short 10 minute drive from the charming town of St Remy-de-Provence. Visit on a Wednesday to take in St Remy’s delightful market, enjoy lunch in one of its any restaurants  but not forgetting to leave time to include the audio visual art spectacle of Carrières de Lumières by Les Baux, admission to which can be combined with the entrance to its chateau.

 

If you only have time to visit one of Provence’s perched villages, Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, you’ll have experienced its most enchanting. Can you afford to miss it on your next trip to Provence?

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