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  • Tourvieille and towers of Camargue - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The Towers of Camargue, little of which remains on the ground, are nevertheless still present in the toponymy of the delta and in written sources. They were subject to the many fluctuations of the branches of the Rhône and their history also testifies to a range of different functions. The towers were originally defensive, and also acted as lighthouses for sailors, as visual communication aids ('farots'), and as a commercial surveillance post.

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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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  • Hôtel de Manville - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Current Hôtel de Ville. The town's most beautiful Renaissance mansion was built in 1571 by the rich Protestant family of Claude de Manville. The irregular façade, which follows the course of the main road, contains mainly mullioned windows. The inner courtyard, flanked by a portico, repeats the same pattern as the Renaissance windows. The monumental first floor fireplace has an interlacing mantelpiece (1571) surmounting a frieze decorated with triglyphs resting on Doric columns. The Town restored the building at the end of the 1960s.

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  • Clock tower - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    Date: 1558 Era: Renaissance Type: Public communal architecture Status: Property of the town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1920 The Tower viewed from the Place de la République Although the Clock Tower now seems like to be an integral part of the hôtel de ville, more than a century actually separates the construction of the two buildings. It was in fact constructed in the mid-16th century, to replace an older tower.

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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1886 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The Porte d'Auguste, also called the Porte de la Redoute after the fortressed built there in the Middle Ages, was the main entrance to the Roman town. Located at the highest point in the town, to the east, it was on a diversion of the Via Aurelia from Rome.

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  • Chapelle Sainte Croix - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Built between year 989 and 1000 a.d., this place of worship is part of the oldest monuments in Romanesque style can be found in the region. The monks of the Abbey of Saint-Victor de Marseille would have built it to serve their offices.

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  • La Tour de Roland

    Roland Tower - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The walls of the Roman theatre arcades transformed into Tower defense in the middle - ages.

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  • Porte St Jean - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    14th century. It has crenellations and barbicans for defensive reasons and took its name from St John the Baptist Chapel, which is in the same area. The superb golden Virgin was installed in 1866, with the inscription: 'posuerunt me custodem', which translates as 'They (the people of Tarascon) made me keeper'. The gate has been a regional Historic Monument since 1930.

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  • Tour Saint Louis

    Tour Saint Louis - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The ground floor of this 18th century historic monument is the tourist office and the first floor houses the largest ornithological collection in Camargue. The second floor is home to permanent exhibitions and the terrace offers a magnificent view of the Grand Rhône and the salt marshes.

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  • Mas du Juge - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    Everything in the town evokes the memory of the great Provençal poet. The Mas du Juge, where Mistral was born in 1830, is in Maillane. This 18th century building, which entered the possession of the Mistral family in 1803, had a permanent effect on the poet's soul. It was here that he spent 25 years of his life and found the inspiration for 'Miréio', which he started to write within its walls. Since Mistral's time and despite the passing of the years, the dining room in the Mas is still in almost its original condition. Room and museum open to visitors.

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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