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Fort de Buoux (Citadelle du Luberon)

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At the top of the rocky spur, the Buoux Fort served as a refuge for the population during the Middle Ages.
84480, France
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Terrific place to explore the history and archeology of the region. Views spectacular. The neo-lithic cave at the beginning was fab.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 363lisa
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Did this visit around lunchtime on a cloudy June day and there was only one other couple there. It's a massive site and takes well over an hour to get around it all, and that's after the 10/15 minute walk up from the car park...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jon H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is one of the best places of its type I've ever been to. It's off the beaten track and it's quite a hike to the top but the upside of that is is that even at the height of the holidays there are very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stevewfoster
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Fort de Buoux is well worth the detour if visiting the area as it is not on the way to anywhere. You have to park (even bicycles) and then quite a long walk to climb up to the Fort, including some somewhat tenuous sections...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Time2travel2places
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you're in the area you have to put this on your list. It's hard to describe the experience but it's just mindblowing to imagine this was built as an actual fort and habitation. What a location, what boldness, what hardship. Inspiring leaders these must...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very interesting site with absolutely spectacular views. If you can, do the secret staicase. We'll worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very few tourists and the big staircase are some of the highlights of the site. Having done small village upon small village in Luberon, this was a bit different of an experience in that there weren't that many tourists, but plenty of beautiful views of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you like visiting old ruins...with a good view at the top, then this is for you. I'd suggest that you check the weather before setting off or maybe give them a phone call. The fort is closed in wet or windy weather and if...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mousesmallhols
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised by this little gem in the Luberon. Entrance is only a modest 5 or 6 Euro's but you get a great view over the surrounding area and a glimps into times long gone. The size of the site suprised me, I think we...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank michelg817
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is an extraordinary natural site. You pass under a huge cantilevered rock to access the bottom of the fort, which is actually a natural stone castle which was populated and fortified since Roman times, and probably before. It was continuously occupied until Louis XIV...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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