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  • The Archbishop's Palace - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Date: 17th and 18th centuries Era: Classical period Type: religious architecture Status: property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1922 and 1959 The façade of the Archbishop's Palace on the Place de la République The former Archbishop's Palace has an imposing façade on the east of the Place de la République. The building was associated with the Church of Arles in the Middle Ages, but has since undergone a number of transformations, whose history and visibility remain problematic.

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  • Faraman lighthouse - Heritage

    Other heritage - Lighthouse
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    This lighthouse is in the form of a tapered tower which stands 46.5 metres above sea-level. It is one of the highest Mediterranean lighthouses. It is a stone construction, widened at the base and with a corbel at the top. In 1934, the smooth masonry was painted with six alternating horizontal black and white stripes. It was restored between 1947 and 1950, due to damage suffered in the Second World War. In 1972, it received a wind turbine and was automated.

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  • La porte Calendrale à Barbentane

    Porte Calendrale - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    The recently restored Porte Calendrale commanded the northern entrance to Barbentane. There is a wonderful view of this gate from the end of the Grand'Rue. All that remains of the 11th century ramparts is a defensive tower which was transformed into a prison and used until 1826.

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  • The Amphitheatre - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Amphitheatre
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    Date: late 1st century AD Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Aerial view of the amphitheatre The amphitheatre was the most important monument in the former Roman colony and can still be admired today, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture was designed entirely in relation to its vocation as the venue of large events with vast numbers of spectators.

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  • Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    Built in 1814, the Saint Pierre Windmill ground wheat for a century until 1915. In 1935, the Society of Friends of Daudet's Windmill decided to turn it into a museum dedicated to Alphonse Daudet and containing the poet's works. This windmill has been visible from the outside since 2012, but the inside cannot be visited as it has been closed by its owner.

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  • Croix de Saint-Jean - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Until 1851, this 17th century cross was located in front of the church. It was transferred to the Route de Graveson on 20 May 1852, then moved back a few metres due to the widening of the road. Architectural description: High square cippus topped with a truncated pyramid. The wrought iron cross is finely crafted and Christ is crowned with a halo.

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  • Cloître des Cordeliers - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Cloisters
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    The former Cloister of the Friars Minor, built circa 1550, stands on Place Frédéric Mistral. This beautiful Renaissance-style cloister belonged to the convent founded in Tarascon by this Order in 1362. The monks stayed there until the Revolution, when the convent was sold as a national asset. The town bought the building in 1861 in order to open a crèche, which would be managed by the Sisters of Notre Dame l'Auxiliaire. Their initials (N.D.A.) are engraved on a cross above the entrance door, which leads to a simple room with a wooden ceiling.

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  • Eglise Saint Maxime - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Don't miss St Maxime Church with its 11th or 12th century Provençal Romanesque nave, its apse and Gothic-style northern side-aisle, as well as the two Romanesque chapels which form a pseudo-transept. The origin of the Chapel of Christ (a regional Historic Monument) is controversial; some authors believe it to be Paleo-Christian. It received the 'Ruban du Patrimoine' award in 2003.

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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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  • Church Saint-Honorat de Mas-Thibert - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Mas-Thibert Church was consecrated in 1857 and dedicated to Saint Honorat. It is the only church in the commune to be built by the architect Henri Révoil. Mas-Thibert Church changed location three times before moving here. The building we can see today was constructed in the late 19th century and consecrated in 1900. It is still used today and houses a number of remarkable relics and statues. A 14th century wooden Christ was discovered there in 1995; it is now at the Réattu Museum in Arles.

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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