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  • Clock tower - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    Date: 1558 Era: Renaissance Type: Public communal architecture Status: Property of the town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1920 The Tower viewed from the Place de la République Although the Clock Tower now seems like to be an integral part of the hôtel de ville, more than a century actually separates the construction of the two buildings. It was in fact constructed in the mid-16th century, to replace an older tower.

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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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  • Halle Cessieux

    Les Halles Cessieux - Heritage

    Other heritage - Market
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    Here, in 1886, in the first years of the prosperity of Port-Saint-Louis, Cessieux institutions built their first shed. The timber, arrival in much of North Africa, was discharged by a cosmopolitan population of dockers who lived in this suburb. 3 500 tonnes were easily stored.

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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1886 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The Porte d'Auguste, also called the Porte de la Redoute after the fortressed built there in the Middle Ages, was the main entrance to the Roman town. Located at the highest point in the town, to the east, it was on a diversion of the Via Aurelia from Rome.

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  • The Archbishop's Palace - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Date: 17th and 18th centuries Era: Classical period Type: religious architecture Status: property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1922 and 1959 The façade of the Archbishop's Palace on the Place de la République The former Archbishop's Palace has an imposing façade on the east of the Place de la République. The building was associated with the Church of Arles in the Middle Ages, but has since undergone a number of transformations, whose history and visibility remain problematic.

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  • La Tour de Roland

    Roland Tower - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The walls of the Roman theatre arcades transformed into Tower defense in the middle - ages.

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  • Monastère de la Visitation - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Convent
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    The Monastery of the Visitation of Saint Mary was founded in 1641 and approved by Saint Jeanne of Chantal, founder of the Order of the Visitation, at the insistence of the town, which desperately wanted a monastery of this Order.

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  • Mas du Juge - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    Everything in the town evokes the memory of the great Provençal poet. The Mas du Juge, where Mistral was born in 1830, is in Maillane. This 18th century building, which entered the possession of the Mistral family in 1803, had a permanent effect on the poet's soul. It was here that he spent 25 years of his life and found the inspiration for 'Miréio', which he started to write within its walls. Since Mistral's time and despite the passing of the years, the dining room in the Mas is still in almost its original condition. Room and museum open to visitors.

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  • The Amphitheatre - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Amphitheatre
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    Date: late 1st century AD Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Aerial view of the amphitheatre The amphitheatre was the most important monument in the former Roman colony and can still be admired today, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture was designed entirely in relation to its vocation as the venue of large events with vast numbers of spectators.

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  • Village de Noves - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Mountain village - picturesque village
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    This small village on the Durance Plain was fortified in the 14th century and is bursting with character. In this village, the home of Laura de Noves whom Petrarque sang about in his 'Canzionere', visitors can admire the Romanesque Saint Baudile church, the 12th and 14th century ramparts, Notre Dame de Pitié Chapel, Notre Dame des Fonts de Vacquières Chapel and the Oratory of St.Eloi.

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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