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  • Fontaine des quatre renards - 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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  • Hôpital de Quiqueran - Heritage

    Other heritage - Hospital (Historical monument)
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    Jeanne de Quiqueran, Lady of Les Baux, was the wife of Honoré des Martins, governor of Les Baux de Provence and successor of Montmorency. Together with her sister, she built Quiqueran hospital between 1542 and 1583 in the upper part of town, near the old Saint Blaise Chapel. The hospital cared for ordinary patients, while Saint-André hospital, in the Valley, was transformed into a leprosarium. It was later renamed 'Hôtel Dieu et Charité des Baux' and remained open until 1787. It is a beautiful building with a remarkable colonnade on the first floor.

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  • Bridge Van Gogh - Heritage

    Built heritage - Bridge
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    Formerly known as the Pont de Langlois Date: Era: 19th century Type: Public architecture: civil engineering Status: Property of the Arles Tourist Office and listed as a national Historic Monument in 1988 Named after the employee responsible for its maintenance and operation, 'Langlois Bridge' became internationally famous when Van Gogh painted it several times in the 19th century.

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  • Croix du Jubilé - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    The Croix du Jubilé is located on the site of the former cemetery, now the Place de l'Eglise. It was erected in 1851, originally made of walnut and bore a cast iron Christ; however, it was toppled by the Mistral winds one day in 1864 and replaced in the same year with the current wrought iron cross.

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  • Palace of the Podestà - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Palace
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    Date: 13th century Era: Middle Ages Type: Public communal architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument From the Plan de la Cour, four buildings, not one, testify to several centuries of communal power. The Palais des Podestats, to the right, is the oldest of the buildings. It is Romanesque in style and dates from the 13th century. From west to east are the 15th century town hall, the 17th century hôtel de ville and the 16th century belfry

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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1886 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The Porte d'Auguste, also called the Porte de la Redoute after the fortressed built there in the Middle Ages, was the main entrance to the Roman town. Located at the highest point in the town, to the east, it was on a diversion of the Via Aurelia from Rome.

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  • La chapelle du Castellet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    The Le Castellet site, a small rocky plateau, was occupied by an oppidum in the 4th century BC. It was abandoned two centuries later, but redeveloped in the 12th century. Within the château walls was a high tower, which no longer exists, as well as a church dedicated to Saint Mary. Only the apse remains standing: it is semi-domed and supported by eight ribs resting on corbels. These remains are currently located on the land of a private Mas and are therefore inaccessible to the public.

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  • Hôtel des Monnaies - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Tarascon enjoyed many privileges under the reign of the Counts of Provence. In August 1272, an Act of Charles I of Anjou, the uncle of King René, authorised the founding of a Maison de la Monnaie (Mint), thus allowing Tarascon to mint money in the same way as Tours. Coins were minted here from 1387 to 1520. During this time, a real coin and a fake coin were nailed to the door, in order to inform the population and discourage forgers. The mint ceased operation between 1518 and 1526 and between 1543 and 1591, as its activity was contested by the Provence Parliament.

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  • Autel La Coquille - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Taurobolic altar dug into the cliff. For many years, the large fluted shell on top of the altar block led pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela to believe that it was a sign showing them which way to go.

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  • Village d'Eygalières - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Mountain village - picturesque village
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    Eygalières is a small, quiet village 5 minutes from Saint Rémy de Provence. Surrounded by superb Alpilles landscapes, the village faces vast fields of olive groves, verdant valleys and vines. Beautiful estates with superb, tastefully restored Mas are scattered throughout this picture-postcard landscape.

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Circuit touristique

Les sites touristiques

Ornithological park of Pont de Gau in Camargue

Outdoor activities
Les Saintes Maries de la Mer
Musée de la Camargue

Museum of the Camargue

Art and culture
Arles
Les jardins de l'alchimiste à Eyaglières

Jardin de l'alchimiste

Outdoor activities
Eygalières
Les Carrières de Lumières aux Baux de Provence

Cathédrale d'Images

Art and culture
Baux de Provence
Exposition Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Art and culture
Arles
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Heritage
Baux de Provence