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  • Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    In the mid-17th century, a lay brotherhood of penitents had this chapel built on the Place de l'Eglise, shaded by cypress trees, on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Valley of La Fontaine. Its underground cellars contained the bodies of members of the Brotherhood. It was unearthed from the ruins in 1937 by the 'Maintenance des Confréries of Langue d'Oc'. It was then dedicated to Saint Estelle, who looks after the memory of the old Penitents of Les Baux and is patron saint of the Félibrige Association.

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  • Oppidum des Caisses de Servanes - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Oppidum
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    Excavations at the Celto-Ligurian Oppidum of the Caisses de Servanes were led by the Departmental Antiquities Service, assisted by the Local Association (G.E.H.A.M.)

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  • Fontaine des Quatre Saisons - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    This fountain, constructed circa 1869, is an unexpected masterpiece in a village which at the time had only 1,800 inhabitants.

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  • Boulevard Joseph Desanat - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Route - Historical trail
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    Joseph Désanat was born in Tarascon (1796-1874). He was courtier and then a charcuterie manufacturer in Marseille, where he practised a number of different professions. He founded and managed the newspaper 'Lou Biou-Abaisso' (The Bouillabaisse. 1841-1842 and 1844-1846). He was a pre-Mistral Félibre and both a journalist and a poet. He wrote at a time when Provençal spelling had not yet been fixed by the famous Maillane writer, and was only 16 when this work was edited.

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  • Château des Rolland - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    Old, abandoned château of mediaeval origin, restored at different times. Impressive construction with ancient ceilings and timbers.

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  • Faraman lighthouse - Heritage

    Other heritage - Lighthouse
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    This lighthouse is in the form of a tapered tower which stands 46.5 metres above sea-level. It is one of the highest Mediterranean lighthouses. It is a stone construction, widened at the base and with a corbel at the top. In 1934, the smooth masonry was painted with six alternating horizontal black and white stripes. It was restored between 1947 and 1950, due to damage suffered in the Second World War. In 1972, it received a wind turbine and was automated.

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  • Théâtre Antique - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Ancient theatre
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    Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Public cultural architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The Roman Theatre of Arles, which preceded its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by a century, is less well preserved. Constructed at the end of the 1st century BC, it dates from the first phase of urbanisation of the Roman colony founded by Caesar in 46 BC.

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  • Chapel Saint-Véran - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This chapel is located on private property by the side of the Chemin de Saint-Véran. The quality and perfect stone-setting of this building, most of which is in ruins, make it one of the most characteristic in Romanesque Provence. It had a single nave, with a barrel vault resting on transverse arches and built around a semi-domed apse; on each side of the entrance to the apse were rubble stones decorated with foliage with plant and geometrical designs. There was a side chapel to the south.

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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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  • 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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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