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  • The Ecorchoir Tower - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    Date: 1372 Era: Middle Ages Type: Fortified architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1927 Built during the decline in security which followed the mediaeval boom, Ecorchoir Tower experienced some four centuries of threats and sporadic assaults. To the south-west, it borders the Vieux-Bourg (now the La Roquette district) and remains one of the last vestiges of the mediaeval rampart on the banks of the Rhône.

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  • Church St Jean de Moustiers - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    12th century Also known as Saint Agatha. This Provençal Romanesque-style church in the L'Hauture district, near Saint-Césaire Monastery, was once a parish church. Built in the 12th century, only part of it remains, including a remarkable semi-domed vaulted apse with exterior décor inspired by Antiquity.

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  • The District of la Roquette - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the most attractive in town. Its original urban herringbone layout features attractive narrow and sometimes raised houses between the Quai du Rhône and the Boulevard Clemenceau. The façades with their many architectural decorations and the niches which adorn the street corners, attract the eyes and encourage visitors to take their time.

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  • Les Alyscamps

    The Alyscamps - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Historical cemetery - necropolis - tomb
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    In Antiquity, cemeteries were always outside the walls of the town and were often located along major roads. At the start of the Empire, cremation graves, sarcophogi and mausolea were dotted along the side of the Via Aurelia, creating a vast necropolis. However, the cemetery became extremely significant during the Paleo-Christian era, with the inhumation of the martyr Saint Genest and the burial of the first Bishops of Arles, who were placed in a chapel later surrounded by a large number of tombs grouped together in several rows.

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  • Orgue de Sainte Marthe - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Organ
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    The organ sits against the wall which separates the narthex from the main nave. The instrumental part dates from 1484. It was enlarged in 1712 and given a magnificent polychrome chest created by Charles Boisellin. The structure is listed as a national Historic Monument.

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  • Lavoir couvert - Heritage

    Built heritage - Wash house
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    A former covered wash house, which was restored in 1996. Timbers on square pillars. This is one of the few standing wash houses, where the women washed standing up.

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  • Mas de la Samatane - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - "Mas" traditional house
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    The Samatane building was the first magnificent Mas to be built in the commune and was a former coaching inn known as the Auberge de Chatillon. This name is demonstrated by the term Coussoul de Chatillon, which designates the location.

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  • Chapelle e Lansac - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This is a Romanesque chapel originally dedicated to Saint Peter. In the 12th century, it became Notre Dame de l'Assomption and at the same time was given to the Arles Chapter. The site of Lansac, a tiny hamlet south of Tarascon, has been inhabited since Roman times, when the residents fled Ernaginum (now Saint Gabriel), where they had originally settled but which was pillaged by the Visigoths. Architectural description:

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  • DOLMENS - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Dolmen - Tumulus
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    The commune has three standing stones on its territory, dating from 3000 to 3300 BC: Coutignargues standing stone Mas d’Agard standing stone La Mérindole standing stone Only the Coutignargues standing stone has been excavated to date. The architecture of these three funerary monuments is derived from that of the hypogea which can also be found in the commune.

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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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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