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  • Church of our Lady of the Major - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Date: 1152 Era: Middle Ages Type: Religious architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1945 General view of the church today Major Church takes its name from its position at the top of L'Hauture hill. It was built in the 12th century, but its architecture has often been reworked. Its nave still has Romanesque features; more recent developments have been added, particularly the bell tower and the façade. The church's furniture is particularly rich.

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  • Cour de Manville - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Square - courtyard
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    The town's most beautiful Renaissance mansion was built at the start of the second half of the 16th century by the rich Protestant family of Claude de Manville. The irregular façade which follows the course of the main road features large mullioned windows. The inner courtyard, flanked by a portico, repeats the same pattern as the Renaissance windows.

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  • Ilot Post Tenebras Lux - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Miscellaneous monuments
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    Opposite the majestic façade of the Hôtel de Manville was a large residence dated 1571 (known as the Logis de Brisson-Peyre); all that remains is a muntin window whose entablature bears the Calvinist inscription 'Post Tenebras Lux 1571' (Light After Darkness). This affirmation of Protestant faith suggests the existence of an oratory of reformed worship. The reformed religion had many supporters in Les Baux, thanks to the tolerance of the then Baron of Les Baux, Honoré des Martins.

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  • The Roman circus - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Roman Circus
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    Date: 149 Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1992 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The circus is the largest Roman monument and could only be located outside the town. It was built in the 2nd century to the south-west of the town, on the banks of the Rhône. It was mainly used for horse and chariot racing, but sometimes also for cavalry fighting and venationes, a kind of animal hunt.

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  • Fontaine place Voltaire - 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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  • Chapelle Notre Dame du Pieux Zélé - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This was originally known as the Chapelle des Pucelles or the Chapelle des Vierges. This chapel has, of course, paid the traditional homage to time and undergone a series of transformations which have made it even more interesting. Don't miss the relatively rudimentary bas-relief tympanum representing the theme of Adam and Eve, the serpent and the tree of life. Remarkably, the tree of life is represented by a fig tree.

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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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  • 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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  • Château de Montauban et musée Alphonse Daudet à Fontvieille

    Château de Montauban - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    The residence, celebrated in the preface to 'Letters From My Windmill', was primarily a place of peace and relaxation for Alphonse Daudet, 'Blessed house, so many times have I come here to seek the healing touch of nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...' This superb building, with its late 18th century gabled façade, was the residence of the Ambroy family, which housed the author during his stays in Provence. Daudet made regular stays there with his wife Julia from 1863, at the invitation of his cousins.

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  • Eglise Saint Jacques - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    This 18th century building is located on the site of a mediaeval chapel of the same name, which was facing ruin and also too small. In 1740, the construction of a new church was entrusted to the Tarascon master builder Antoine Damour, according to plans by the architect Jean-Baptiste Franque, who created the arch system. The Classical-style façade is made from Beaucaire stone. Architectural description:

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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