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  • Chapelle Sainte Catherine - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    The chapel is at the entrance to the Château des Baux de Provence. Although it was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it has been dedicated to Saint Catherine since the 15th century. The castle chapel was within the surrounding walls which symbolically protect the entrance to the Château, as was common in the Middle Ages. The building set vertically to the small ditch, remains of which can still be seen, was part of the Château; on the first level, that of the courtyard, it housed the castle chapel. The gaps in the cliff reveal the existence of two levels above the chapel.

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  • Pavillon de la Reine Jeanne - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Pavilion
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    Nestled in the Valley of La Fontaine, near the old wash house, is an elegant Renaissance-style corner pavilion built by Jeanne de Quiqueran, widow of Honoré des Martins, Baron of Les Baux from 1568 to 1581. Frédéric Mistral had a copy made for his tomb in Maillane. The site has been baptised 'Temple of Love' by the Félibres, writers in Occitan, in memory of the legendary lessons in love given there. This small temple was build according to a hexagonal plan.

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  • Door of the cavalry - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Date: 1588 Era: Renaissance Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1928. The two round towers of the Porte de la Cavalerie stand at the northern entrance to the old town centre. Its name recalls the settlement of the Knights of the Temple in this district in the Middle Ages.

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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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  • Church St Julien - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Also previously called Saint Antoine Era: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Originally built in the 12th century, during the mediaeval Renaissance, Saint Julien Church was rebuilt in the 17th century during another period of religious restructuring in the Church. It is located on the boundary of the Cavalerie district, where a number of noblemen built their sumptuous residences during the same period, having made their fortune through trade. Its architecture is a curious combination of late Gothic and Classical.

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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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  • The Roman circus - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Roman Circus
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    Date: 149 Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1992 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The circus is the largest Roman monument and could only be located outside the town. It was built in the 2nd century to the south-west of the town, on the banks of the Rhône. It was mainly used for horse and chariot racing, but sometimes also for cavalry fighting and venationes, a kind of animal hunt.

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  • The Archbishop's Palace - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Date: 17th and 18th centuries Era: Classical period Type: religious architecture Status: property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1922 and 1959 The façade of the Archbishop's Palace on the Place de la République The former Archbishop's Palace has an imposing façade on the east of the Place de la République. The building was associated with the Church of Arles in the Middle Ages, but has since undergone a number of transformations, whose history and visibility remain problematic.

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  • Oratoire de la Vierge Marie - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    The Oratory of the Virgin, also called Oratory of the Saint or Notre Dame, commemorates the Marian Jubilee of 1851. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Hope and is a monumental building constructed in the 19th century. Its architecture resembles that of a small temple. It has a dressed stone plinth and square pillars with capitals which protrude at the corners; this is surmounted by a cornice supporting a high niche with a semi-circular opening, framed by beautiful columns with bases and capitals under a flat cornice roof.

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  • Collegiale Sainte Marthe - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Collegiate church
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    Saint Martha Church is entirely devoted to the Saint who managed to overcome the mythical Tarasque. The upper church is one of the most beautiful Gothic sanctuaries in Provence. It houses paintings by Parrocel and Vien and important works from convents, such as the Triptych of Saint John, Saint Roch and Saint Laurent. The church is also home to a recumbent marble statue of the Saint dating from 1653 and 15th century organs. The crypt, 3 m below ground, precedes the Christian era. The organs are listed as national Historic Monuments.

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Circuit touristique

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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