I haven’t been to les Baux in quite a while but was glad to see it again when we took a friend for a visit. Maurice and I stayed at a hotel down below here on our honeymoon so it has good memories. It is another one of those perched villages found all over Provence with breath taking views from the top. A ruined chateau is at the end of a steep climb through the village, destroyed by Richlieu to make sure it didn’t become powerful. The name Baux comes from bauxite which was once mined here.
This is what you see when you finally reach the top. It felt rather erie to me, so desolate. I can imagine ghosts here at night. They put on a lot of shows here now with “knights” fighting and a catapult in action.