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  • Fontaine de la Durance - 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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  • Hotel Particulier de l'Abesse - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    This civilian building was partially built in the 15th century, sold to the Ursulines and then redeveloped in the early 17th century; it was encompassed into the convent extension and then used as a residence by the Abbess. Only the façade on Rue du 4 septembre still has Renaissance features, such as pilasters and capitals (1619).

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  • Les croix - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Placed at the entrance to villages, on squares and at crossroads, crosses were seen daily by field workers and travellers, merchants and soldiers, who all hoped to receive protection and favours from them. They were objects of respect and received many visitors, who maintained them and decorated them with flowers. Even the most remote crosses were visited annually by parishioners during the fondly remembered 'Rogation' processions.

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  • Oratoire Notre Dame - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This is the oldest oratory in the village. It is a votive oratory erected against the plague of 1721 and its aim was to protect the village against epidemics. It was moved during the construction of the railway line. The current statue of the Virgin with the Infant Jesus was sculpted in 2001 by Daniel Chereches, an artist of Romanian origin. This statue replaced the original Lens stone statue in plaster which became seriously damaged over time. Architectural description

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  • 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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  • Calvaire - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    There are six crosses in the local countryside. They are the Croix de Piquette, the Croix de l’Oratoire, the Croix de la Mâtarde, the Croix du Mas de Cartier, the Croix Rouge and the Croix de la Crau. They were erected during the second half of the 19th century and some of them have recently been restored.

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  • Village d'Aureille - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Mountain village - picturesque village
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    This is an old fortified village perched on a foothill of the Alpilles. The peaks and rare vegetation make the access road to the village extremely attractive. The village is overlooked by the 12th century ruin of Le Castellas.

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  • Palais de Justice - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The former private mansion of the Gras de Preigne family has housed the Court House since 1858. Constructed in the Renaissance style in the early 17th century, it was redeveloped slightly later 'in the French style' or 'in the Parisian style', with U-shaped main buildings built around a main courtyard (Place du Bâtonnier Louis Gonthier). Behind this, the current entrance to the Court House overlooking the Place du Docteur Braye has a 1620s Mannerist-style façade.

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    Hôtel de Ville de Barbentane - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    The façade of the old Hôtel de Chabert, built in 1600, features a statue of the Virgin surmounted by a wrought iron belfry. It has been the town hall since 1888. The vaulted basement rooms host exhibitions all year round. Site open during Heritage Days. It is a 17th century monument called the Hôtel des Barons de Chabert. It has been the town hall since 1888. It has a clock and a 250 kilo bell which can be heard throughout the surrounding countryside.

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  • Orgue de Saint Martin - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Organ
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    The Organ Chest: in 1982, the organ-builder Pascal Quoirin carried out the latest renovation. Considered one of the masterpieces of contemporary organ-making, this magnificent organ chest allows the Organa Festival to be held here, bringing together the best large organ players from around the world from July to September every year. This Festival, whose free concerts take place every Saturday at 5.30 p.m. in July, August and September, is exceptional due to the superb acoustic quality and the virtuosity of the performers.

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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