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  • Hôtel de Ville de Tarascon - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    In 1644, the decision was made to build a new consular house. Four years later, Tarascon Hôtel de Ville was born (Louis XIII style). The façade was inspired by examples in Arles and has a corbelled stone balcony and a niche which houses the statue of Saint Martha with the Tarasque. Tarascon Hôtel de Ville was considered a very fashionable building in the mid-17th century. The other characteristics, which include pelmets, plant-based sculptures and bouquets of acanthus on the façade and around the windows, are very sombre in style.

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  • Orgue de Saint Martin - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Organ
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    The Organ Chest: in 1982, the organ-builder Pascal Quoirin carried out the latest renovation. Considered one of the masterpieces of contemporary organ-making, this magnificent organ chest allows the Organa Festival to be held here, bringing together the best large organ players from around the world from July to September every year. This Festival, whose free concerts take place every Saturday at 5.30 p.m. in July, August and September, is exceptional due to the superb acoustic quality and the virtuosity of the performers.

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  • Chapel of charity - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Date: 1634, 1702 Era: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Status: Private property - chapel listed as a national Historic Monument in 1927 Façade of La Charité Chapel The Carmelites have been in Arles for several centuries. However, the vicissitudes of history forced them to flee on several occasions and the congregation knew no fewer than three successive settlements. Now established in the Les Mouleyrès district, the Carmelites settled near the current Espalanade des Lices in the early 17th century.

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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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  • Church of the assumption - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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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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  • Door of the cavalry - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Date: 1588 Era: Renaissance Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1928. The two round towers of the Porte de la Cavalerie stand at the northern entrance to the old town centre. Its name recalls the settlement of the Knights of the Temple in this district in the Middle Ages.

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  • The Calvaries - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Croix de la Durance (The Cross of the Durance) Together with the Cross of the Grey Penitents, this cross dominates the Orgon landscape. It stands above the Durance Valley, on the Port Vieux cliff, as a symbol of Christian faith visible by villagers and travellers from many miles away. The Cross at the Porte la Durance This cross overlooks the Porte de la Durance fountain; here is a drawing of the cross by René Fages in the monograph he co-wrote with Louis Tertian. The Cross of the Grey Penitents of Avignon

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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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  • The old mill - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    When, on 12 September 1888, Vincent wrote to his brother Théo: 'I have a study of an old windmill painted in faded hues',

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Producteurs, artisans, terroir (173)

  • Le Mas de la Dame aux Baux-de-Provence

    Mas de la Dame - Producers, artisan, local

    Producers - Wines
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    The Mas de la Dame, with a surface area of 57 hectares of vines and 27 of olive groves, is legendary as it is said to have been the retirement home of a mysterious 'Lady' whom the troubadours used to sing about. Mme Missoffe and Mme Poniatowski reign supreme in this 15th century site immortalised by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889; it is a pleasant place for tasting A.O.C. Baux-de-Provence and A.O.C. Coteaux d'Aix wines, olive oil and the famous cracked olives with fennel.

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  • Fall workshop ceramic Leo Tornero - Producers, artisan, local

    Artisan - Land
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    Léo Tornero works on the relationship between sensuality and clay. Land, malleable will offers a multitude of techniques and its expression field is very broad. Touch as a first sense, the practice of the tour that promotes the round shapes suggests the imagination. The characters that I realize have evolved, I call them 'lunatics '. They are glazed stoneware. Inspired by dance, music and human relationships, it gives them the character of power in gesture and movement for travel. Equally they are one, feet and hands in the form of scrolls: poetic is their way.

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  • Coopérative Oléicole de la Vallée des Baux - Producers, artisan, local

    Producers - Olives - olive oils
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    In this authentic 17th century Oil Mill, an exceptional dark fruity olive oil is produced according to a traditional method. Visits to the Mill, tastings and sale of olive oil and regional products all year Open all year (including Sundays from June to September)

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  • Ferme du Mas des Tours - Producers, artisan, local

    Producers - Dairy products - cheese
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    Discover the joy of real milk, on sale at the farm. The last dairy in the town and the only producer in the region, the family has been breeding dairy cows for six generations. Today, half-way between Saint Gabriel Chapel and the hamlet of Lansac, Jean-Michel Robert has taken over from his ancestors, who have been in Tarascon since 1836. He breeds 35 Montbéliarde dairy cows in the heart of Provence, in a region which knew only goats' milk.

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  • Atelier C

    L'Atelier C - Producers, artisan, local

    Artisan - Land
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    Chloé Perrin, ceramicist and potter. The technique used is varnished clay and low-temperature firing (approximately 1,000°C), allowing a wide range of colours. This is colourful, modern pottery. The decorations are sombre and usually two-tone, allowing the item to take centre stage on the table. The clay is finely thrown, unlike traditional pottery.

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  • Bijouterie Pinus - Producers, artisan, local

    Artisan - Jewels
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    "Jewellery Pinus, is a family jewelry, creates en1860, specializing in jewelry Provencal.cette shop offers Provence, Camargue and contemporary jewelry in gold, silver, silver-gilt (Silver covered with a layer of gold)." These jewelry can be primarily set with garnets or rose-cut diamonds, but also of amethyst, coral... for the Provencal jewelry. They can also be set with diamonds round brilliant cut, diamonds cut Princess... Amethysts, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, oxides of zirconium etc...

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  • MAS Daussan - Producers, artisan, local

    Producers - Fruit and vegetables
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    The SCA du Mas Daussan, which has been located at the entrance to the Camarge Regional Park, near Arles, for the last 15 years, produces apples. Increasingly aware of health and environmental challenges, its manager Stéphan Charmasson converted his operation in organic agriculture in 2009. The apple harvest lasts from the beginning of August to the beginning of November. Some 15 varieties of apple are harvested to meet a range of needs. In order to promote apple production and diversify the offer, Stéphan has developed a range of products created from apples.

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  • The paper workshop - Producers, artisan, local

    Artisan - Paper
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    Trained in Japan for 1 year, with a master papermaker recognized intangible heritage of Unesco, Benoît Dudognon mounted a workshop paper (washi) in the South of the France. September 29, 2014 at UNESCO in Paris, he was awarded the Unesco biospheres trophies. He worked paper as its 21 years. He is a passionate, debuted in the industry and during a training at the Centre Interregional de Conservation du Livre in Arles, discovered this paper. The main plant of its composition is invasive.

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  • L'atelier - Producers, artisan, local

    Artisan - Mosaic
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    Craftsperson and mosaic-maker. Creation of one-of-a-kind mosaics, made-to-measure works, restoration, classes and courses.

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  • Le rendez-vous paysan

    The peasant appointment - Producers, artisan, local

    Producers - Fruit and vegetables
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    Farm produce The producers serve, inform and advise you.

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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