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Beaucaire Castle

Medieval fortress site on the hilltop at Beaucaire, beside the Rhône opposite Tarascon. Ruins include intact towers and ramparts, with outstanding view of the Rhône valley.

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Buoux Fort

The magnificent ruins of the Fort de Buoux are on top of a high stone butte in the Luberon mountains, about 10 km south of Apt and 8 km east of Bonnieux, overlooking the deep ravines of the Aigue Brun river.

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Châteaurenard Castle

An iconic fortified Medieval château standing above the small town of Châteaurenard, 5 km south of Avignon. The castle is said to date from the 13th and the 15th centuries.

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Javon Chateau

This picturesque 16th-century Renaissance chateau sits beside the road in a clearing of the Vaucluse Forest, with such a feudal air that it invokes the image of knights.

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Chateau de Portes

The boat-shaped Chateau de Portes sits on the edge of the Cévennes at the "Col de Portes", guarding the ancient Voie Regordane since the 11th century

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Saint-André Fort

A medieval walled fortress built on a hilltop beside Villeneuve-les-Avignon, directly across the Rhône from Avignon. The fortress was built in the 12th century, surrounding the Abbey of Saint-André which had been there since the 10th century.