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Chateau de la Barben

13330 La Barben, France
+33 4 90 55 25 41
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Chateau de la Barben

Love castle hidden away in the Provence. Interesting visit with a very good guide, thank you. The... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
David H
via mobile
Wonderful Small Castle - Horrible Medieval Fair

First - Castle was wonderful (not awesome), tour was pretty good (not in English), medieval fair on... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Brookfield, Connecticut
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The castle, all towers, turrets and terraces, is majestic; as is its position, high on impregnable rock, overlooking a lush valley. Join the museum visitors and enter to discover guardrooms...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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13330 La Barben, France
+33 4 90 55 25 41
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Love castle hidden away in the Provence. Interesting visit with a very good guide, thank you. The kitchen was the highlight for me.

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 October 2016

First - Castle was wonderful (not awesome), tour was pretty good (not in English), medieval fair on grounds was less than mediocre (not formally affiliated with castle). We visited La Barben in August for a tour and were met with a medieval fair procession when...More

Thank Mielmonster
Reviewed 18 June 2016

On arriving in the vast grounds of this beautiful castle set on its enormous rock between mounts and vale one has the feeling of entering an 18th century painting. It is imposing without being ominous. The French gardens are small but well maintained and are...More

1  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We went on the tour (guide very entertaining but only spoke in French) of the many beautiful, fully furnished, rooms in the small but historic castle. Bit odd having a hotel in the heart of the chateau which opened onto a terrace that we passed...More

Thank Neville5800
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This place is for people who like Middle Ages - the atmosphere, the ambiance, design. This is a castle, there is a wonderful park, a restaurant, gift shop. I recommend a walk in the park to stop the clock at least for the short term....More

Thank Elena N
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

On our road from Arles to Aix de Provance we stopped in this castle. You must go and visit such wonderful place still exist. We are already booked for night and prepaid but wish we can spend night or two in the castle. Average room...More

Thank Nenad K
Reviewed 30 June 2015

First of all, the price is cheap. We enjoyed appetizers and cocktials on the patio with the owners and other guests at sunset, which was wonderful. Then we moved inside for dinner in the castle kitchen - also wonderful. The room itself was no frills...More

1  Thank erinswanson27
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We stayed there and so enjoyed the complimentary tour. We saw many tourists on guided tour to this place and we can understand why. The place was beautiful and the guide was informative. It will be a great experience visiting this place.

Thank AMNH
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stopped off here from Provence on our way to Nice. It was well worth it. The grounds and the view are lovely. At the bottom of the long drive way has a great garden with a pound. As you talk the walk up the...More

2  Thank jason k
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The chateau is in very good condition, and the tour is well worth the €9 admission. The tour guide is in costume, and bilingual, as are the guidebooks. The gardens surrounding the chateau are viewed from above, and are worth a few pictures at least....More

Thank JackSara K
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1 July 2015|
Response from AMNH | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I have not heard about this restaurant. Not sure if the host of Chateau de la Barden will be able to help. They seem to have been there for a long time.