La Cabro d'Or
Travel Blogs from Les Baux de Provence
... sees me carefully reading the lonely planet guide for Avignon. Well, actually reading and scribbling to indicate paragraphs of interest. She starts a conversation, mostly in English!! It turns out, she used to be a writer for lonely planet, and saw me defacing "her" old magazine. She now lives in Paris and is the publisher for some French trail walking guides. I'd ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
A narrow and steep length of stairs let us to the top of the fortress, with breathtaking views of the rest of the town and the surrounding greenery of the French south. A little arch cut-out in the fortress wall let us pretend to be guards keeping an eye out on the surrounding lands for intruders. After spending some time here we descended the stairs (at which point I sprained my ankle), only to realize most of ...
... and France. Les Baux's lords struggled to hang onto their independence and the French king responded by destroying the fortress in 1483. Later on, Les Baux regained some importance and became a hotbed for Protestantism in the 17th century. This attracted the wrath of Cardinal Richelieu (under the reign of Louis XIII), who ordered the siege and demolition of the castle. If that wasn’t enough, Louis ended up billing the residents of Les Baux for their ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed