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  • The ancient Obelisk - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Obelisk
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    Date: 4th century Era: Antiquity Type: Votive public architecture Status: Public estate listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1981 The obelisk seen from the town hall roof The large stone needle, a kind of pivot on the Place de la République, actually comes from the Roman circus and dates from late Antiquity. The obelisk was discovered in the 14th century, but it was not until the 17th century that it became a symbol of the sun once again.

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  • Les moulins de Fontvieille

    Les moulins de Fontvieille - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    The four mills of Fontvieille The Moulin Sourdon, more commonly called 'the fallen mill' because it was the first to lose its capital and sails, is the doyen of the four. It was built in 1791 and was operational in the 18th and 19th centuries. Set apart from the others, standing alone on a hill to the west of the Allée des Pins, the Moulin Sourdon has been abandoned by tourists and villagers alike; its location offers magnificent views of the western part of the village. It was last restored in 1958.

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  • Oratoire Sainte Madeleine - Heritage

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    This Oratory is dedicated to Saint Madeleine, patron saint of the village of Cabannes. It is a large-stone building consisting of a central cippus bearing the name and construction date (1765), placed on top of three steps. A moulded cornice separates it from the semi-circular niche. The structure is topped with a pyramidal roof surmounted by a metal cross.

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  • Chapelle e Lansac - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This is a Romanesque chapel originally dedicated to Saint Peter. In the 12th century, it became Notre Dame de l'Assomption and at the same time was given to the Arles Chapter. The site of Lansac, a tiny hamlet south of Tarascon, has been inhabited since Roman times, when the residents fled Ernaginum (now Saint Gabriel), where they had originally settled but which was pillaged by the Visigoths. Architectural description:

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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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  • Church of the assumption - Heritage

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    The Assomption Church dates back to 1325. The forecourt of the parish church is accessed via the 19th century monumental horseshoe staircase. On the forecourt near the Town Hall, at the bottom of the church, a decorated cast iron cross sits on top of a stone altar where the priest of the commune would officiate under certain circumstances. This cross replaced an old wooden cross which supported a very large Christ. The first church was within the village of La Savoie, at the foot of the château ruins.

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  • Fountain Amédée Pichot - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    Date: 1887 Era: 19th century Type: Commemorative architecture Status: Public domain Commissioned by: Pierre-Amédée Pichot Contractor: Joseph Flandrin The enamel medallion of Paul Balze The building has a fountain built against the wall and was inspired by the one on the Place Saint Michel in Paris. The focus of its architecture is to highlight the central medallion, made of enamel on ceramic tiles, and sometimes incorrectly called a mosaic.

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  • Les carrières - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical industrial site
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    Fontvieille stone was first quarried in Roman times. However, it was not until the early 15th century, with the Château de Tarascon site, that it expanded significantly. From that time, the quarries were operated continuously until modern times.

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  • Arénes - Heritage

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    The first mention of bull-racing in Graveson was in July 1800. An enclosure surrounded by walls, partly within the courtyard of a privately-owned 18th century Mas, can be seen on the 1830 cadastral register. This enclosure is at the origin of the current amphitheatres. The amphitheatres have been renovated several times and were still private property in 1994. They were then managed by the Club Turin and maintained by the town hall, which took over their ownership shortly afterwards. Architectural description

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  • Oratoire Saint Roch - Heritage

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    This is a very attractive Oratory in the centre of Les Paluds de Noves. The Oratory was dedicated as a votive offering to Saint Roch, patron saint of plague victims; a traditional festival held on the first Sunday of September is dedicated to this saint. On this occasion, a 'carreto ramado' ('rowed chariot' in Provençal) parades through the hamlet of Les Paluds de Noves.

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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