Friday, October 18, 2013

Les Baux - a memorable mountain-top castle town

Louie and I visited the base of Les Baux in 2000 and had always hoped to return. An unbelievably perfect October day was that opportunity and we had the added pleasure of sharing it with Rene. Her's a link to basic information about the town:
Les Baux-de-Provence

Artist's rendering of what the town looked like a millennium ago. 

typical village street

Village cemetery going back to the early 19th century

World War I memorial typical of most European towns

It's quite a climb.

The valley below

This mage and the one below are troglodyte dwellings carved into the stone.

explanation in French and English

my happy fellows

Scottie is here to show the relative size of the cliffs.

Look CLOSELY and you'll see fossils of sea creatures. Wow!

Our shadows late in the day

Time to go back to Aix and get ready to fly home

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