Les-Baux-de-Provence South of France
Perhaps the most visited village in the Alpilles Hills,  Les Baux-de-Provence occupies a high rocky ledge and commands an excellent view of the valley, making it long a strategic position for settlement.
Signs of early settlements have been found at Les Baux that go back to 6th century BC Celts.
Even today a climb to the ledge at the top of the high parking lot will reveal stone works and cave dwellings,
The fortress, now a ruin, housed a line of kings and queens that  ruled the surrounding area from the second century to the 12 the century and was then ruled by French kings until being razed in 1632 by order of Cardinal Richelieu in his attempt to punish the town for revolting against French Catholic rule and his desire to unify France under a central government
The village was then made a Principality and given to the Grimaldi Family, the rulers of Monaco
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns.  Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations..
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Les-Baux-de-Provence South of France  is an ancient fortress city built on a hill where medieval re-enactments take place.
Les Baux-de-Provence commands an excellent view of the valley
Les-Baux-de-Provence South of France  is an ancient fortress city built on a hill where medieval re-enactments take place.
Les Baux-de-Provence commands an excellent view of the valley
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