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Having read of the unique history of Les Baux de Provence and it's infamous Mistrel winds, we made a special side trip into the foothills above the Mediterranean coast."
The cool weather and empty village created an air of mystery commensurate with the town's legendary status as a haven for bandits that made a living kidnapping the rich and holding them for ransom.
The cave-ridden, white-rocked hills was perfect for the historical ambience.
Whether the season and weather gave a false impression, I couldn't help but think that the seemingly deserted and undeveloped Les Baux was prime real estate ready for tourist-oriented development.
Recent exploration of Les Baux on Google Earth seem to verify that my expectations for the town were accurate.
All in all, our visit, although short, was an extraordinary experience. I hope to return some day for a longer visit (with a better camera).
As an architect, I have a passion for "cave dwellings"... the ultimate in organic residential architecture.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S WEB PAGE ON LES BAUX DE PROVENCE


Travel: 1991 -


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