MATURE FLÂNEUR

Baux Castle: Rebel Stronghold with a View

Two of France’s most fabulous vistas.

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters
Published in
8 min readApr 21, 2024

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From the highest point of Baux’s medieval castle. All photos by Tim Ward, except as noted.

On a limestone ridge of the Alpilles hills of southwestern Provence is a high and narrow escarpment of such strategic value it has been inhabited for over 6,000 years. It is called Baux, (pronounced “bow”) which is the Provençale word for “escarpment” itself, and the people of Baux…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Globetrotters

Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.