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Les Baux-de-Provence

 

Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop that is crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south. Its name refers to its site: in Provençal, a bauç is a rocky spur. The name bauxite (Aluminium ore) is derived from the village name when it was first discovered there by geologist Pierre Berthier in 1821.

 

It has been named one of the most beautiful villages in France, and has over 1.5 million visitors per year although it has only 22 residents in the upper part of the commune and 436 for the whole commune.

Les Baux-de-Provence

 

Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop that is crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south. Its name refers to its site: in Provençal, a bauç is a rocky spur. The name bauxite (Aluminium ore) is derived from the village name when it was first discovered there by geologist Pierre Berthier in 1821.

 

It has been named one of the most beautiful villages in France, and has over 1.5 million visitors per year although it has only 22 residents in the upper part of the commune and 436 for the whole commune.

comments (16)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2018, 00:49
I love the castle on the hill smile
....peter:): it's partly in ruins but there is a lot left to see Cherie....petersmile
Great castle...
....peter:): it is at that Larry....thanks petersmile
I love it. SOm much rick and those beautiful buildings.
....peter:): it is a great village built on that spur of rocks Michael and it seems to be uphill both ways smile
petersmile
What a great shot, Peter!
....peter:): thank you Elizabeth... i had a great subject to photograph....petersmile
Those numbers really tell a story, Peter. I can see why tourists would want to visit the place!
....peter:): it is like a magical place Ginnie... narrow streets and ancient buildings....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2018, 06:07
I have been butterfly-watching in les Apilles, but didn't come across this lovely village
....peter:): les Apilles is a wonderful place to look for butterflies Lisl... i showed a picture of Les Beaux de Provence from the olive grove on Jan 21 when i started this series... it stands out at the top of a mountain....petersmile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Jan 2018, 06:32
Jolie vue d'ensemble.
....peter:): Merci Martine... bise....peter/pierresmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Jan 2018, 07:07
Wow - what a lovely looking place this is Peter!
....peter:): it was quite the place to visit Chris... but it was very hot that day 32 C in narrow streets....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2018, 07:29
Learned something today - bauç. The village itself looks worth a visit.
....peter:): i'm glad to see that you are back Louis... it was very hot in the village that day 32 C in the narrow streets but well worth the climb....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jan 2018, 07:58
Those Provençal hill top towns are quite something Peter. It can be baking hot here too.
....peter:): we had visited three such hill top villages during that vacation Chad... the temperature in Les Beaux de Provence that day was 32 C in the narrow streets but well worth the climb....petersmile
It looks a magical place Peter
....peter:): it truly was a magical little ancient village Bill....petersmile
Nous avons de nombreux villages magnifiques et je devrais faire un effort pour aller en visiter et photographier quelques uns mais plus je vieillis moins j'aime prendre la voiture pour aller loin.
Les Baux de Provence en est un. Bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): je suis d'accord que nous vieillissons et c'est difficile de faire de longs trajets en voiture Marie... tu aimeeras visiter et de photographier Les Baux de Provence! Bisous de nous 3
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Jan 2018, 11:29
It is spectacular, Peter!
....peter:): it is spectacular Ray... with narrow streets surrounded by ancient buildings with a castle at the top....petersmile
That is just the sort of place I would love to visit, but not with 1.5 million others!
....peter:): not all of the 1.5 million visitors are there at the same time Brian... but you would spend hours taking pictures inside the village....petersmile
Wow, peter. I would join the tourists to see this place.
....peter:): Wow is right Mary... it was well worth the climb through the narrow streets... all uphillgrin....petersmile
joli village!! amitiés
....peter:): un très joli village jean pierre!! amitiés....peter/pierresmile

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