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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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  • 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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  • Chapelle Notre Dame du Château - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Private property; can only be seen from outside. Known under the name Notre Dame de Piargue, this chapel was built by the side of the old Via Aurelia. Although Notre Dame de Piargue is of modest architectural beauty, it faces an exceptional landscape; opposite its old walls lie the magnificent Alpilles, which inspire visitors to stop and admire one of the most harmonious views in this corner of Provence.

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  • Moulin communal - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    This mill was built in 1627 in La Loube, to the north of the village, and supplied the village with flour. It had several successive owners, before once again becoming the property of the commune in the 19th century. It operated until the middle of that century, but only on four days a week; on the other days, the water was reserved for watering gardens. After the death of the last tenants in 1985, the mill was destroyed following a decision by the municipal council. All that remains today is the paddle wheel, which is in good condition.

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  • Tour des Mourgues - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    Date: Late 1st century BC Era: Antiquity/Middle Ages Type: Fortified architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1886 and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 Mourgues Tower is the south-east corner of the ancient rampart and remains the most visible and best preserved element of the circular towers which flanked the enclosure. It takes its name from the nuns (Mourgues) from the Monastery that Bishop Césaire founded close by in the early 6th century and of which the nearby Saint Blaise Church still remains.

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  • Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    Built in 1814, the Saint Pierre Windmill ground wheat for a century until 1915. In 1935, the Society of Friends of Daudet's Windmill decided to turn it into a museum dedicated to Alphonse Daudet and containing the poet's works. This windmill has been visible from the outside since 2012, but the inside cannot be visited as it has been closed by its owner.

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  • Château d'Avignon - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    The Château, in the heart of Camargue, takes its name from one of the estate's owners: François Joseph d'Avignon d'Arlatan, who constructed the first building there in the 18th century. But its finest moment came at a time when the rich Marseille businessman Louis Noilly Prat bought it and turned it into a hunting lodge. However, the interest of this building lies mainly in the rather crazy dream that he achieved here.

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  • Oratoire Saint Eloi - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    Built at the beginning of the 18th century in the southeast of the village. Patron saint of the "household", easy layer of the peasantry, pet owners of labour who practiced cultivation of cereals. Nearby was also an area of hype.

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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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  • Fontaine de la Durance - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    Built in 1909, this fountain pays tribute to the River Durance which flows to the north of Châteaurenard. Its inscription, 'Eici, l’aigo es d’or' (Here, water is gold) reveals the importance of this river, not only for the Châteaurenard region, but also for a large part of the Pays d'Arles. Its canalisation and distribution throughout the territory by means of a hydraulic network of small streams and canals allowed a flourishing fruit and vegetable production industry to develop on this arid or marshy land.

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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