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  • Château de St Andiol - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    This large old house look massive and important successively belonged to families of Alba, Varadier and Estourmel by the marriage of girls from each of them. Once living centre, it is today by its vocation of social and cultural centre, the intellectual lighthouse and keeper of the traditions of the village of Saint-Andiol.

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  • Eglise Saint Vincent - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    The old village had three churches: Saint-André in the La Fontaine Valley, the first parish church, abandoned in 1481 and since disappeared; Notre Dame du Château or Sainte-Catherine Chapel (12th-16th centuries), the castle chapel in the citadel enclosure, and Saint-Vincent Church, the former priory which depended on Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. To the right of the portal, hidden behind a pillar, the Provençal poet Frédéric Mistral is said to have engraved his name in the stone, together with the name of his home village of Maillane.

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  • Chapelle Saint Victor - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    At the 'Pas de Bouquet' (Saint Victor district), on the edge of Boulbon, there was an old Gallo-Roman 'villa', where remains of pottery, mosaics, urns, hearth cavities and statuettes have been found. Saint Victor is on the old road which led from Tarascon to Avignon, along the west of the hill. The construction of this Romanesque chapel dates back to the end of the 9th century. The first official Act to mention it came from the Saint Agricol d'Avignon Chapter in 1155.

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  • Cour des Pcrcelet - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Square - courtyard
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    The Cour de Porcelet is attached to the Renaissance private mansion known as the Hôtel de Porcelet. This former courtyard of Les Baux school, where the writer Marie Mauron once taught, was restored in December 1998. Concerts and exhibitions are hosted in this scenic venue.

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  • Place du Forum - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    This Place, in the heart of town, has always symbolised meetings and exchanges. In Antiquity the square was next to the main forum (late 1st century BC), and the economic and political centre of the Roman administration; in the Middle Ages it became the main centre for commercial transactions. It is now known as one of the most social areas in town. Locals and tourists rub shoulders under the patronage of a number of well-known figures such as Vincent Van Gogh and Frédéric Mistral.

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  • Château d'Avignon - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    The Château, in the heart of Camargue, takes its name from one of the estate's owners: François Joseph d'Avignon d'Arlatan, who constructed the first building there in the 18th century. But its finest moment came at a time when the rich Marseille businessman Louis Noilly Prat bought it and turned it into a hunting lodge. However, the interest of this building lies mainly in the rather crazy dream that he achieved here.

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  • The old doors - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Porte de l'Hortet This is the only remaining gate from the first surrounding walls built in the 12th century. It marked the end of the Chemin d’Avignon and the Chemin de Saint Rémy. It is well preserved and still has its guardroom, an oeil-de-boeuf window to the left, level with the crenellations, and a gun casement above the pointed arch. Porte Sainte-Anne

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  • Croix du Jubilé - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    The Croix du Jubilé is located on the site of the former cemetery, now the Place de l'Eglise. It was erected in 1851, originally made of walnut and bore a cast iron Christ; however, it was toppled by the Mistral winds one day in 1864 and replaced in the same year with the current wrought iron cross.

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  • La chapelle du Castellet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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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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  • Oratoire Saint Roch - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This oratory was built in 1720-1721 after the plague, to thank Saint Roch for protecting the village; it marked the start of the village on the road from Mouriès.

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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