Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The village of the Baux de Provence is situated in the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau 245m high. A brilliant view of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from the look-out points!

From the area around Baux the Romans quarried the stone to build Arles, Baux was a fortified d stronghold during the middle ages and more recently the ore named for the town , Bauxite was the earliest source for Aluminum. The source has been depleted and the village now is a major tourist site.

I am posting three pictures, two are views from the village's cliff edge, the third is the main street of the village. No vehicular traffic is allowed inside the town.

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