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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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  • 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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  • Croix du Mas de la Croix - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    The cross at the intersection of the Route des Paluds and the Chemin de l'Eau is of unknown origin. It gave its name to the Mas on the edge of which it is located. It is a very beautiful and sombre stone monument, whose motifs have been eroded, and was listed as a national Historic Monument in 1922. Architectural description

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  • Palais de Justice - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The former private mansion of the Gras de Preigne family has housed the Court House since 1858. Constructed in the Renaissance style in the early 17th century, it was redeveloped slightly later 'in the French style' or 'in the Parisian style', with U-shaped main buildings built around a main courtyard (Place du Bâtonnier Louis Gonthier). Behind this, the current entrance to the Court House overlooking the Place du Docteur Braye has a 1620s Mannerist-style façade.

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  • Anciennes rues - Heritage

    Built heritage - Square - courtyard
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    Under the Ancien Regime, the Rue des Halles housed the town's covered market; today it is the last covered street in the Department. Its oldest arches date from the 14th century. On one side were fishmongers and on the other side, butchers. Nearby, the Place du Marché, formerly the Place aux Herbes, was once the location of fruit- and vegetable-sellers, but it was also the main site of the Tarasque games, as the race took place around the well in the middle of the square.

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  • Place Alexandrine Bremond - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Square - courtyard
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    In memory of its poetess, the town of Tarascon erected a statue in her honour and named one of its squares after her.

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  • Petit lavoir et fontaine du planet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Wash house
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    In 1810, Doctor Denis-Honoré Quenin paid for the construction of a fountain and small wash house on his land. The water collected by the Grand Moulin Mill in Manville was brought to the heart of 'Old Maussane' by ceramic piping.

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  • Grand Portail - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    The former gate to the town and the only remains of the old ramparts, this imposing 14th century monument is almost intact.

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  • The District of la Roquette - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the most attractive in town. Its original urban herringbone layout features attractive narrow and sometimes raised houses between the Quai du Rhône and the Boulevard Clemenceau. The façades with their many architectural decorations and the niches which adorn the street corners, attract the eyes and encourage visitors to take their time.

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  • Maisons typiques de Fontvieille - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    Fontvieille has relatively distinctive and homogeneous architecture, due to the use of dressed stone in construction. The village actually grew up in the 15th century around the operation of the stone quarries. The early part of the century saw the construction of the Château Royal de Provence in Tarascon, a huge and lengthy project which launched the quarry industry in Fontvieille. Originally located on the small plateau of Le Castelet, the village moved to the Vieille Font district around this time and thus got its name.

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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