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Today we headed out to Les Baux-de-Provence. However we stopped on the way just outside Fontvielle and visited some remains of another Roman aqueduct and the Moulin de Daudet (windmill). It was another beautiful day.

We then carried onto the small fortified village of Les Baux-de-Provence again perched high on a hill. The main purpose was to visit the ruined 11th century castle which merges almost imperceptibly into the plateau above the village. We were surprised by the number of visitors in the village and the castle.

Again the excellent audio guide told the story of the castle. There was interesting collection of replica siege engines and catapults along with the ruined castle which had amazingly been built into the rock. It was not only the castle that had been built in the rock but the servant and village houses all clung to the rock face. Once again the castle had great views across the surrounding countryside and we could just make out the coast.

The castle was excellent and we ran out of time to visit the Val d’Enfer and the audiovisual experience of Cathédrale des Images but we may return to this area again latter in our trip.

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