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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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  • Chapelle Saint Thomas - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This Chapel was built circa 960 and is Romanesque in style, with a Renaissance façade.

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  • Hôtel de ville - Heritage

    Other heritage - Administrative building
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    This Neo-Classical style building was built in 1862 in accordance with the plans of a St Rémy architect called Mr. Girard. In the wedding hall, visitors can admire a vast canvas by the Provençal painter and writer Valère Bernard, portraying a Farandole dance performed by life-sized characters. It was created in 1896 as a commission from Mistral, who bought it for one thousand gold Francs and offered it to the commune.

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  • Eglise Saint Vincent - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Albaron Church existed in the Middle Ages and depended on the château of the same name. It was originally dedicated to Saint Vincent and became a parish church in 1230. It was ruined by the Religious Wars and rebuilt in 1638. It was paid for by the faithful, thanks to the resolve of Archbishop Aubert de Barrault and donations from Don Antoine de Rampelle. It was destroyed during the Revolution. The current church was built in 1884.

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  • Saint Paul de Mausole à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Saint-Paul de Mausole Cloister - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Cloisters
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    Its name comes from the Mausoleum of Les Antiques. This former monastery near Les Antiques, which has been transformed into a health spa, still has its church and a Romanesque cloister which opens onto four barrel vaulted galleries. A large alley leads to this peaceful site, which is famous for having housed Van Gogh (1889-1890). The monastery also welcomed another famous guest, Doctor Schweitzer (1914 to 1918).

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  • Cabanettes - Heritage

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    A modern architecture hotel, built using stones from the Pont du Gard Bridge which make three joining circle arches. Single-storey for easy acces. At the front there is a swimming pool in the shape of a boat.

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  • Moulin communal - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    This mill was built in 1627 in La Loube, to the north of the village, and supplied the village with flour. It had several successive owners, before once again becoming the property of the commune in the 19th century. It operated until the middle of that century, but only on four days a week; on the other days, the water was reserved for watering gardens. After the death of the last tenants in 1985, the mill was destroyed following a decision by the municipal council. All that remains today is the paddle wheel, which is in good condition.

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  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Abbey
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    Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey (12th-14th century), in the heart of the unspoilt landscape of La Montagnette, takes its name from the many thyme bushes ('ferigoulo' in Provençal) that dot the hills. In 1133, a community of St Augustine canons settled in Frigolet; the current heart of the monastery dates from this period - the cloister (early 12th century), Saint Michel Church (12th century) and the small Notre Dame du Bon Remède Chapel (11th century).

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  • Eglise Sainte Madeleine - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    This 13th century Romanesque church, renovated in 1874, was built with stones from the Convent of the Knights Templar. The 14th century bell tower on the cross-section has a pyramidal spire. Classical-period seigniorial chapels. Two Romanesque Corinthian capitals are re-used in the parish church. Monumental organs dating from 1956.

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  • Hôtel Jean de Brion - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The most beautiful works of Louis Jou are exhibited in an intimate setting in the six rooms of the Jean de Brion Renaissance mansion, amidst the furniture and the many collections of incunabula, old books, engravings by Dürer and Goya, paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Also visit the workshop containing the hand presses of Louis Jou, master typographer, engraver, printer and editor. Louis Jou (1881-1968) was one of the greatest typographers of the century. He was the only one of his peers to design and produce a work completely on his own.

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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