Sunday, April 24, 2016

Baux-de-Provence - France

One more french card but this one is from Province. Is not the 1st time I receive this card. Back in 2009 Joaquim sent me a blank card and now Damien sent me a written and stamped one. 

Les Baux-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France, in the province of Province. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south.

Photo: PEC -LT
Built in the 10th century, the castle was ruled by the lords of Baux for five hundred years. In the 15th century the lords of Baux were superseded by the barons of the Masons des Comptes de Provence. This was a golden for the castle, before it came under the control of the Kings of France.
From the 16th century on, family feuds and war of religion brought on the decline of the town until the fortress was pulled down in 1633 on the orders of Louis XIII.

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