Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Tour Saint Louis et péniche - Association APTIC

Port Saint Louis du Rhône, a maritime port known to ocean-going sailors, is located opposite the majestic mouth of the Rhône. The commune is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and by the third largest river in France. It is also one of the entrances to the Rhône Delta and the Regional Natural Park of Camargue.

This geographical setting, between the river and the sea, gives it an undeniable advantage over other coastal towns. Port Saint Louis du Rhône is the centre of maritime activities, traditions and products. Visitors from Provence Pays d'Arles can practise many different nautical sports and activities, visit one of the last French sardine farms, the Ferrigno company, discover mussels from Carteau Cove or swim at one of the town's three beaches, the most famous of which is Napoleon Beach with its 10 km of fine sand.

Port Saint Louis du Rhône is also one of the three towns of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue. It offers its visitors the varied landscapes and symbols of Camargue, such as pink flamingos, horses, salt marshes and beaches. Port Saint Louis du Rhône was founded at the start of the century around port activities and over the years has managed to adapt to economic realities and change its image. Saint Louis Tower, built in 1737 and listed as a Historic Monument in 1942, has been used as a guard tower, a residence and finally a public building housing offices and the largest ornithological collection in Camargue, with 168 naturalised birds, temporary exhibitions and a remarkable viewing point for admiring the exceptional panoramic view over Camargue and the Rhône Delta.

Don't miss Saint Louis Tower, the nautical centre for sailing and kite surfing, Napoleon Beach, the Bac de Barcarin, bike rides, mussels from Carteau Cove, the Regional Natural Park of Camargue and geocaching caches for (re)discovering the region.

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Paysage de Camargue l'hiver - Delta du Rhône

100 % Camargue Tour

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- 113.05 km - 01h45m
This route will take you by car from one end of the delta to the other, through the Camargue countryside. It includes discoveries, observations and, for the more courageous, a horseback adventure!
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  • Eglise St Jean de Moustiers

    Church St Jean de Moustiers - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    12th century Also known as Saint Agatha. This Provençal Romanesque-style church in the L'Hauture district, near Saint-Césaire Monastery, was once a parish church. Built in the 12th century, only part of it remains, including a remarkable semi-domed vaulted apse with exterior décor inspired by Antiquity.

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  • Fontaine Amédée Pichot

    Fountain Amédée Pichot - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    Date: 1887 Era: 19th century Type: Commemorative architecture Status: Public domain Commissioned by: Pierre-Amédée Pichot Contractor: Joseph Flandrin The enamel medallion of Paul Balze The building has a fountain built against the wall and was inspired by the one on the Place Saint Michel in Paris. The focus of its architecture is to highlight the central medallion, made of enamel on ceramic tiles, and sometimes incorrectly called a mosaic.

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  • Eglise St Julien

    Church St Julien - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Also previously called Saint Antoine Era: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Originally built in the 12th century, during the mediaeval Renaissance, Saint Julien Church was rebuilt in the 17th century during another period of religious restructuring in the Church. It is located on the boundary of the Cavalerie district, where a number of noblemen built their sumptuous residences during the same period, having made their fortune through trade. Its architecture is a curious combination of late Gothic and Classical.

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  • Croix d'Arles - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Located on the RD 32, first mentioned in 1532, destroyed during the Revolution and rebuilt in 1804, this delicate wrought iron cross sits on a high pilaster with capitals.

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  • Fontaine du Savoir et de la Connaissance

    Fontaine du Savoir et de la Connaissance - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    Built in 1909, this fountain pays tribute to the River Durance which flows to the north of Châteaurenard. Its inscription, 'Eici, l’aigo es d’or' (Here, water is gold) reveals the importance of this river, not only for the Châteaurenard region, but also for a large part of the Pays d'Arles. Its canalisation and distribution throughout the territory by means of a hydraulic network of small streams and canals allowed a flourishing fruit and vegetable production industry to develop on this arid or marshy land.

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  • Meunerie hydraulique de Barbegal - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    The remains of this imposing testimony to ancient engineering were identified and excavated by Fernand Benoît in the immediate post-war period. Until then, they had been interpreted as either a retention pond, part of the hydraulic network taking water from the Alpilles to Arles, or as a fulling mill.

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  • Hôtel de Divonne

    Hôtel de Divonne - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    (formerly Hôtel du Roure) This mansion, built in the same style as the Parisian mansions of the time, has façades on which it is still possible to see all the particularly sophisticated original decoration, as well as most of its interior layout. From the street, visitors can admire the porch bearing the coat of arms of the Le Roure family, the three wings surrounding the courtyard, the décor of supporting wall ties on the ground floor and the elegance of the large windows. HISTORY

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  • Arènes

    Arénes - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Miscellaneous monuments
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    The first mention of bull-racing in Graveson was in July 1800. An enclosure surrounded by walls, partly within the courtyard of a privately-owned 18th century Mas, can be seen on the 1830 cadastral register. This enclosure is at the origin of the current amphitheatres. The amphitheatres have been renovated several times and were still private property in 1994. They were then managed by the Club Turin and maintained by the town hall, which took over their ownership shortly afterwards. Architectural description

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  • Statue de la Vierge dorée

    Statue de la Vierge dorée - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    This statue was erected in the 19th century (1867) during a Mission in the upper part of the commune, at the top of Pic Chabaud. It was the then parish priest, Father Louis Alexis, who decided to carry out the Mission. The commission to produce the statue was given to the company Vigne de Lyon, on the basis of a model created for Lourdes by Joseph Fabisch. It was exhausting work for the men, carters and horses to transport the 1,860 kg of the statue to the top of the hill.

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  • Hôtels particuliers de Tarascon

    Hôtels particuliers de Tarascon - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The prosperity of the town of Tarascon led to a number of noble families settling there from the 15th century. Aristocrats, bourgeois, traders and clergymen who wanted to make their mark on the urban landscape built splendid private residences here. Thanks to their wonderful exterior decoration, the façades of these mansions testify to many different individual solutions, replaced by the magnificent expression of Provençal Mannerism in the early 17th century, a low-key period for architecture in Provence.

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