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  • Oratoire Saint-Marc - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This Oratory was built in 1852 in praise of Saint Mark, patron saint of shepherds, and consecrated an area where the herds used to rest during the transhumance.

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  • Porte d'Eyguières - Heritage

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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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  • Oratoire de la Vierge de Massabielle - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    The Oratory is located at the entrance to Dumas country and was named after the last owner, the judge and Mayor of Maillane, who carried out major work there. It was erected in 1875 by one of Joseph Dumas' daughters. The Rogation processions sometimes used to stop there. It is a pleasant, quiet and shaded location.

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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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  • 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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  • Autel de la Patrie - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Miscellaneous monuments
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    This altar was erected in 1794 by the people of Fontvieille, to symbolise their allegiance to their homeland. Men and women came in two different processions and left sprays of flowers and ears of wheat to demonstrate their fidelity. Located a few metres south of Daudet's Mill, it was knocked down to the bottom of the hill and then put back in place in 1935. It is an 80 cm wide cubic block, with a shallow square hollow on top. There is no décor or inscription on the stone.

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  • Maison du Lézard - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    The Maison du Lézard was built in the 17th century and was inhabited by Frédéric Mistral and his mother from 1855 (on the death of his father) to 1876, when Frédéric Mistral got married. It is a beautiful manor house with a Virgin in a corner niche and a sundial that Mistral installed in 1903: 'Gai lezert, bèu toun soulèu l’ouro passo que trop lèu e deman ploura belèu' 'Gay lizard, drink in the sun time passes too quickly and tomorrow it may rain'. This building has been listed as a national Historic Monument since 31 July 1930.

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  • Eglise Sainte Anne - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Saint Anne Church, built in 1628 on the site of a Romanesque chapel, was the second parish church in the village at the time. It was deconsecrated in 1875 in favour of St Joseph Church and was turned into a cultural centre in 2009.

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  • The main attractions of Orgon - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    The typically Provençal village of Orgon, overlooked by Notre Dame de Beauregard Chapel and the ruins of the old fortress of the Duc de Guise, has a rich and illustrious past. Listed below are its main sights, which visitors can discover on four themed walks. Details are available at Orgon Municipal Tourist Office. Calvaries and Oratories: The Orgon landscape is dominated by crosses and oratories, revealing the popular fervour for Catholicism and the Virgin Mary throughout the ages. - The Cross at the Porte la Durance.

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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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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