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  • Hôtel des Monnaies - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Tarascon enjoyed many privileges under the reign of the Counts of Provence. In August 1272, an Act of Charles I of Anjou, the uncle of King René, authorised the founding of a Maison de la Monnaie (Mint), thus allowing Tarascon to mint money in the same way as Tours. Coins were minted here from 1387 to 1520. During this time, a real coin and a fake coin were nailed to the door, in order to inform the population and discourage forgers. The mint ceased operation between 1518 and 1526 and between 1543 and 1591, as its activity was contested by the Provence Parliament.

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  • Village de Noves - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Mountain village - picturesque village
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    This small village on the Durance Plain was fortified in the 14th century and is bursting with character. In this village, the home of Laura de Noves whom Petrarque sang about in his 'Canzionere', visitors can admire the Romanesque Saint Baudile church, the 12th and 14th century ramparts, Notre Dame de Pitié Chapel, Notre Dame des Fonts de Vacquières Chapel and the Oratory of St.Eloi.

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  • Château d'en Haut Barbentane - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    This château, some of whose wall surfaces date from the 15th century, is located in a 4-hectare wooded park in the heart of the village of Barbentane. The château estate consists of a park, a private chapel in the woods (closed to the public) and the Anglica Tower (14th century), a listed and remarkably well-conserved structure.

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  • Chapelle Saint Julien - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This is a rural 12th century Romanesque chapel.

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  • Chapelle Saint Michel - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Saint Michel Chapel, or the Chapel of the White Penitents, is the oldest monument in Cabannes. Constructed in the 12th century, it was abandoned in the 15th and then occupied by the Brotherhood of White Penitents in 1633; the Brotherhood restored it and remained there until 1920. Half a century later, in 1974, Jean Girard, grandson of the Brotherhood's last Prior, launched an appeal to all the people of Cabannes; this appeal was heard and the chapel was perfectly restored both inside and out.

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  • Chapel Saint-Véran - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This chapel is located on private property by the side of the Chemin de Saint-Véran. The quality and perfect stone-setting of this building, most of which is in ruins, make it one of the most characteristic in Romanesque Provence. It had a single nave, with a barrel vault resting on transverse arches and built around a semi-domed apse; on each side of the entrance to the apse were rubble stones decorated with foliage with plant and geometrical designs. There was a side chapel to the south.

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  • Hôtel de ville - Heritage

    Other heritage - Administrative building
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    This Neo-Classical style building was built in 1862 in accordance with the plans of a St Rémy architect called Mr. Girard. In the wedding hall, visitors can admire a vast canvas by the Provençal painter and writer Valère Bernard, portraying a Farandole dance performed by life-sized characters. It was created in 1896 as a commission from Mistral, who bought it for one thousand gold Francs and offered it to the commune.

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  • The Hauture - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    The L'Hauture district is the highest part of the town (altitude of 25 metres), the only rocky knoll on the surrounding alluvial plain. It was a major base for the urbanisation of the Roman colony and the current district still contains the remains of some of its structures, particularly the amphitheatre, theatre and ramparts. Furthermore, the remains of the first cathedral complex have been revealed on the south-east corner of the district.

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  • Saint Paul de Mausole à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Saint-Paul de Mausole Cloister - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Cloisters
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    Its name comes from the Mausoleum of Les Antiques. This former monastery near Les Antiques, which has been transformed into a health spa, still has its church and a Romanesque cloister which opens onto four barrel vaulted galleries. A large alley leads to this peaceful site, which is famous for having housed Van Gogh (1889-1890). The monastery also welcomed another famous guest, Doctor Schweitzer (1914 to 1918).

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  • Primatiale Saint Trophime - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Date: 12th and 15th centuries Era: Middle Ages Type: Religious architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles and listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in1981 The Christian community of Arles was one of the first in Gaul, with the presence of a Bishop documented in 254. Furthermore, for a while Arles Cathedral had the status of Primatial Church of the Gauls and remained the site of an Archbishopric until the Revolution. It is currently a parish church.

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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