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Fort de Buoux (Citadelle du Luberon)

le fort de Buoux | le fort de Buoux, 84480, France
+33 4 90 74 25 75
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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.
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le fort de Buoux | le fort de Buoux, 84480, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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

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

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

Thank Chris R
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

Thank Michel G
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

Thank RayAnh72
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Good hike even for and old fart like me. I'm 65 but I was able to handle the trek up to the top of the fort. Be careful. Not much to keep you from going over the edge but a few signs. The secret stairs...More

6  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This was great for people who like hiking and history. It's a workout to the top with some of the most amazing defensive fortifications I have seen layered up the hill. Views are incredible. Sketchy coming down the hidden stairs. Don't try it if they...More

1  Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Fort de Buoux was great. The hike is steep at some stages, so be sure to bring a child carrier for young infants. The view from the top is spectacular and very well worth the hike.

Thank Michal D
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