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  • Fontaine des quatre renards - 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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  • Calvaire - 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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  • Hotel Grille - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Date: 1691 Era: Classical period Type: Private domestic architecture Status: Private property, partially listed as a regional Historic Monument (1946) Commissioned by: François de Grille d'Estoublon The Hôtel de Grille, on the boundary of the districts of La Cavalerie and La Cité, is one of the most beautiful in town. It was built by a particularly enterprising family of Genoan origin which made its fortune through trade. A number of family members often occupied the highest functions in the local and regional authorities.

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  • Eglise Saint Vincent - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    The old village had three churches: Saint-André in the La Fontaine Valley, the first parish church, abandoned in 1481 and since disappeared; Notre Dame du Château or Sainte-Catherine Chapel (12th-16th centuries), the castle chapel in the citadel enclosure, and Saint-Vincent Church, the former priory which depended on Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. To the right of the portal, hidden behind a pillar, the Provençal poet Frédéric Mistral is said to have engraved his name in the stone, together with the name of his home village of Maillane.

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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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  • Le Prieuré Saint Peyre d'Entremonts - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Priory
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    The first known mention of the existence of Saint Peyre d'Entremonts Priory dates back to 1213. However, it was constructed before this date. The remains of the buildings are currently being restored; the 'Apier ou le Mur a des Oreilles' Association is organising volunteers to work on the site. The first job was to clear the site of the vegetation and scree that had invaded it and made it inaccessible, then the walls will gradually be rebuilt.

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  • Monastère de la Visitation - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Convent
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    The Monastery of the Visitation of Saint Mary was founded in 1641 and approved by Saint Jeanne of Chantal, founder of the Order of the Visitation, at the insistence of the town, which desperately wanted a monastery of this Order.

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  • Maison du Roy - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    Before the Revolution, the town of Les Baux was the centre of both Royal and seigneurial jurisdiction, whose seat was for a long time located in this building, built in 1499. It is where justice was served in the name of the sovereign. This building is now home to the Les Baux-de-Provence Tourist Office. The rampart against which the buildings were built was cut through in the 19th century to allow the opening of the current entrance to the town.

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  • Cryptoportico of the Forum - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Date: Late 1st century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Public communal architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1841 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

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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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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