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Baux-de-Provence (Les), Marseille

Baux-de-Provence (Les) - Marseille, France
Baux-de-Provence (Les)
Rue Porte Mage, Les Baux-de-Provence, France 13520 Map
Maison du Roy
+33 4 9054 3439(Tourist Information)
Overview

Famous for its picturesque locales, Les Baux-de-Provence derives its name from the mineral bauxite discovered on the site of the village. It is set on a plateau between the Enfer and Fontaine valleys and overlooked by a fortress dating back to the 11th Century, and whose great walls still remain. The nearby Moulin de Daudet: the windmill which served as an inspiration to renowned author Alphonse Daudet is worth a visit. The Cathédrale d'Images in Val d'Enfer puts on outstanding audio and visual displays by projecting images onto the walls of the ancient underground quarries. In Vallon de la Fontaine, you will find the small, hexagonal house which was built in the 14th Century for Queen Jeanne, Countess of Provence.The quaint village is famed for its production of olives and wine. Come here to explore the traditional flavors of Provence at your own leisure.

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