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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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  • Oratoire Saint Roch - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This is a very attractive Oratory in the centre of Les Paluds de Noves. The Oratory was dedicated as a votive offering to Saint Roch, patron saint of plague victims; a traditional festival held on the first Sunday of September is dedicated to this saint. On this occasion, a 'carreto ramado' ('rowed chariot' in Provençal) parades through the hamlet of Les Paluds de Noves.

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  • Maisons typiques de Fontvieille - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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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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  • Chapelle Saint Marcellin - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    The bottle procession takes place in Saint Marcellin Chapel on 1 June every year. On this day, all male residents of Boulbon go to the Chapel carrying a bottle of wine. After the Provençal service, the bottles are blessed. Each participant can then have a sip of wine, while the village police officer distributes glasses to the clergy and the authorities. The wine blessed in the name of the Saint is believed to have beneficial effects against fevers and stomach aches.

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  • Porte St Jean - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    14th century. It has crenellations and barbicans for defensive reasons and took its name from St John the Baptist Chapel, which is in the same area. The superb golden Virgin was installed in 1866, with the inscription: 'posuerunt me custodem', which translates as 'They (the people of Tarascon) made me keeper'. The gate has been a regional Historic Monument since 1930.

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  • Eglise Saint Michel de Frigolet - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    In the centre of the monastery, St Michel Church and the Cloister plunge us into the purity of 12th century Romanesque art. Some rooms around the cloister, such as the chapter, have a 17th century vault. It is still possible to take part in community services. St Michel church, where most services take place, is a place of silence, prayer and personal adoration.

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  • Tour Saint Louis

    Tour Saint Louis - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The ground floor of this 18th century historic monument is the tourist office and the first floor houses the largest ornithological collection in Camargue. The second floor is home to permanent exhibitions and the terrace offers a magnificent view of the Grand Rhône and the salt marshes.

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  • Porte d'Eyguières - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Four successive gates protected the only access to the village prior to 1632. To reach the Valley of la Fontaine, visitors can follow the gravel path of La Calade and pass through the Porte d'Eyguières or Porte de l'Eau (because it was through this gate that the water for the villagers arrived), which was the only entrance to the village until 1866. Rebuilt by the Constable of Montmorency, in the 18th century the gate was raised by the Prince of Monaco, who had received the Barony of Les Baux in 1643.

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  • Maison du Lézard - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    The Maison du Lézard was built in the 17th century and was inhabited by Frédéric Mistral and his mother from 1855 (on the death of his father) to 1876, when Frédéric Mistral got married. It is a beautiful manor house with a Virgin in a corner niche and a sundial that Mistral installed in 1903: 'Gai lezert, bèu toun soulèu l’ouro passo que trop lèu e deman ploura belèu' 'Gay lizard, drink in the sun time passes too quickly and tomorrow it may rain'. This building has been listed as a national Historic Monument since 31 July 1930.

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  • Les croix - 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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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