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Les Baux de Provence
The town and castle of Les Baux de Provence sit high on a windswept plateau overlooking the rocky southern Alpilles. During the Middle Ages les Baux was the stronghold of powerful lords and a cultural center in the region. In an attempt to suppress rebellions against the monarchy, the castle was destroyed in 1632 under Richelieu's orders. Today the town is a tourist center and the castle a ruin. Despite its ghostly atmosphere the site is a fascinating and awesome one to explore, providing astounding views over the surrounding countryside.
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This page was created for INLS 244: Digital Preservation and Access.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Last updated on April 4, 2004.