Lex Baux

The sun-bleached ruins of the “dead city” of Les Baux are carved into, out of, and on top of a rock 650 feet above the valley floor. Many of the ancient walls of this castle still stand. The Lords of Baux were notorious warriors and in the 11th century, Les Baux controlled about 80 surrounding towns. The fortress was destroyed in 1483 after having struggled with the French king and losing. It was destroyed again in 1632 when Cardinal Richelieu demolished the castle.
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Lex Baux.
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Les Baux.
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Countryside surrounding Les Baux.
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Les Baux. View of the valley.
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This sign provides a good view of Les Baux.
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Les Baux. Part of the fortess walls.
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Les Baux. Another view.
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Les Baux. Walking the streets.
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Les Baux. Walking the streets. I could not stop laughing when I saw this.
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Les Baux. Walking the streets.
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Les Baux. Walking the streets. This shop has some wonderful textiles.
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Les Baux. Walking the streets.
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Les Baux. The valley below.
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These would be used to heave huge stones at the fortress walls.
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Les Baux. The valley below.
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Les Baux fortress.
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Medieval siege engines.
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Les Baux fortress.
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Les Baux fortress.
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Les Baux fortress.