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  • Les croix - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    There are six crosses in the local countryside. They are the Croix de Piquette, the Croix de l’Oratoire, the Croix de la Mâtarde, the Croix du Mas de Cartier, the Croix Rouge and the Croix de la Crau. They were erected during the second half of the 19th century and some of them have recently been restored.

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  • The Leela hotel - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Date: 17th century Era: Classical period Type: Domestic architecture Status: Private property listed as a regional Historic Monument in 1925. The Hôtel de la Lauzière testifies to the social climbing of large Arles families in the Classical Age and the architectural mark they left on the town. The building's façade, originally built in the central district of town in the early 17th century and restored in the 18th century, fortunately still has one of the most beautiful portals in Arles.

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  • Oratoire Notre Dame - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This is the oldest oratory in the village. It is a votive oratory erected against the plague of 1721 and its aim was to protect the village against epidemics. It was moved during the construction of the railway line. The current statue of the Virgin with the Infant Jesus was sculpted in 2001 by Daniel Chereches, an artist of Romanian origin. This statue replaced the original Lens stone statue in plaster which became seriously damaged over time. Architectural description

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  • Croix du Coq - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    This cross was erected in 1733 and restored in 1824. The image of the rooster was once associated with that of the cross, in memory of the crowing of the rooster which could be heard as Peter denied Christ during the Passion. Architectural description Square cippus at the base of an octagonal column which supports a wrought iron cross surmounted by a rooster. There is an engraving of a rooster on the base, surrounded by the words 'La Croix du Coq'.

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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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  • Lavoir - Heritage

    Built heritage - Wash house
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    Built in the reign of Napoleon III, this construction has two distinctive features, namely the fact that its timbers are placed at an angle, while the women stood upright to do their washing.

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  • Eglise Saint Vérédème - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Saint Vérédème Church was built in the Romanesque style, fortified in the 14th century and then extended in the 19th century. Its old square tower is now a bell tower. The church comprises a broken barrel nave and a semi-circular apse. Saint Vérédème Church and its bell tower are listed as regional Historic Monuments.

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  • Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Until the early 14th century, the synagogue of the local Jewish community stood on this site. Pope John XXII had the synagogue destroyed after driving out the Jewish community and in its place he had a chapel built and dedicated to Notre-Dame-d’Enville; this was distinct from Saint Bauldile Church, which was then 'extra muros'. It was inaugurated in 1320 and the marriage contract between Hugues de Sade and Laura de Noves was signed there on 16 January 1325.

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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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  • 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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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