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  • Oratoires de Fontvieille - Heritage

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    Oratory of St Theresa: Oratory built in the 17th century. The building, constructed of medium-sized stones, consists of three storeys separated by moulded cornices. The central part is cut through with four rectangular bays supporting the lantern-shaped niche, whose four sides have semi-circular arches. The roof consists of a stone dome.

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  • Maisons typiques de Fontvieille - Heritage

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    Fontvieille has relatively distinctive and homogeneous architecture, due to the use of dressed stone in construction. The village actually grew up in the 15th century around the operation of the stone quarries. The early part of the century saw the construction of the Château Royal de Provence in Tarascon, a huge and lengthy project which launched the quarry industry in Fontvieille. Originally located on the small plateau of Le Castelet, the village moved to the Vieille Font district around this time and thus got its name.

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  • Church St Julien - Heritage

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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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  • Eglise Saint Jacques - Heritage

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    This 18th century building is located on the site of a mediaeval chapel of the same name, which was facing ruin and also too small. In 1740, the construction of a new church was entrusted to the Tarascon master builder Antoine Damour, according to plans by the architect Jean-Baptiste Franque, who created the arch system. The Classical-style façade is made from Beaucaire stone. Architectural description:

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  • La chapelle du Castellet - Heritage

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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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  • Statue de la Vierge dorée - 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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  • Oratoire du Mas du Cast - Heritage

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    The statue was erected in the late 19th century by Mr. Omer Martel, the new owner of Le Cast, on the edge of a small path on the estate (in the 17th century, the Mas du Cast was the residence of the Porcelet family). A friend of Mistral, he commissioned a few verses from him and had them engraved on the cippus which supports the statue of the Virgin. Architectural description Gradated square cippus with engravings of the verses of Mistral. The statue represents Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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  • Chapelle Notre Dame de Pitié - Heritage

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    Located at the very place where the first residence in Noves was built, it was originally a simple hermitage for Observantine monks. The chapel nave, adjacent to the hermitage, was built in 1630 and extended in 1722 in accordance with the wishes of the inhabitants of Noves during the great Plague of 1720-1721. A pilgrimage linked to this wish still takes place today (first Saturday in September). The apse was built in 1832, followed by the narthex in the 19th century. The inside of the chapel can only be visited on Heritage Days.

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  • Hôtel de Ville de Tarascon - Heritage

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    In 1644, the decision was made to build a new consular house. Four years later, Tarascon Hôtel de Ville was born (Louis XIII style). The façade was inspired by examples in Arles and has a corbelled stone balcony and a niche which houses the statue of Saint Martha with the Tarasque. Tarascon Hôtel de Ville was considered a very fashionable building in the mid-17th century. The other characteristics, which include pelmets, plant-based sculptures and bouquets of acanthus on the façade and around the windows, are very sombre in style.

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  • Chapel of charity - Heritage

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    Date: 1634, 1702 Era: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Status: Private property - chapel listed as a national Historic Monument in 1927 Façade of La Charité Chapel The Carmelites have been in Arles for several centuries. However, the vicissitudes of history forced them to flee on several occasions and the congregation knew no fewer than three successive settlements. Now established in the Les Mouleyrès district, the Carmelites settled near the current Espalanade des Lices in the early 17th century.

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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