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  • The Urgonian - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Miscellaneous archaeological sites
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    Orgon is a showplace of Provencal paleontology and geology. The village of Orgon is part of these rare sites of share the world which conceals an internationally recognized facies. The chalky limestone layers are flush conceal specific and characteristic fossils to the origin of the definition of the urgonian floor, from the latin name of Orgon, by one of the founders of paleontology, of Alcide d'Orbigny in 1850.These lands belong to the early Cretaceous. These are carbonate marine sediments that were deposited between 120 and 110 million years.

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  • Oratoire Notre Dame - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This is the oldest oratory in the village. It is a votive oratory erected against the plague of 1721 and its aim was to protect the village against epidemics. It was moved during the construction of the railway line. The current statue of the Virgin with the Infant Jesus was sculpted in 2001 by Daniel Chereches, an artist of Romanian origin. This statue replaced the original Lens stone statue in plaster which became seriously damaged over time. Architectural description

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  • Croix du Coq - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    This cross was erected in 1733 and restored in 1824. The image of the rooster was once associated with that of the cross, in memory of the crowing of the rooster which could be heard as Peter denied Christ during the Passion. Architectural description Square cippus at the base of an octagonal column which supports a wrought iron cross surmounted by a rooster. There is an engraving of a rooster on the base, surrounded by the words 'La Croix du Coq'.

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  • Casernes Kilmaine - Heritage

    Other heritage - Barracks
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    In the 16th century, Tarascon was a stopover town for the movement of troops, which meant that the residents of the town were forced to house and feed the soldiers. In 1695, the town received authorisation to build barracks.

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  • Tmbeau de Frédéric Mistral - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Mausoleum
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    Frédéric Mistral had his tomb built in 1907, before his death in 1914; it is a very faithful replica of the Pavillon de la Reine Jeanne in Les Baux-de-Provence. On the bell which sounded his death-knell and announced his loss, there is an engraving of a 1907 poem called 'Moun toumbéu' (My tomb'). It was engraved several days before his death and it was when Mistral went to admire the sculptor's work in the church that he caught a chill and died. Architectural description

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  • Ancien hôpital (Le Roudelet) - Heritage

    Other heritage - Hospital (Historical monument)
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    This was the village hospital in the 17th century. The building then had several functions, including as a hall for community council meetings and a girls' school. The Chapel belonged to the Nuns of Saint-Joseph-des-Vans (from 1849), who devoted themselves to educating the young children of Maillane. This building, a gift from the Hermitte d’Armelin family, is currently home to Le Roudelet: the club of the 3rd age and the Maison des Associations.

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  • Castle of the Duke of Guise - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Castle
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    The 'Castrum druentioe', still called the Château of the Duc de Guise, is a former Celto-Ligurian oppidum built in a strategic location. It was fortified at the end of the Roman Empire and was a strategic point for keeping watch over the Durance Valley. A population of men-at-arms and shepherds lived at the base of the fortress. The stronghold was destroyed in the 6th century by the Visigoths, who had come to lay siege to Arles. It was rebuilt in the 11th century and became the fiefdom of the Counts of Provence.

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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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  • Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Abbey
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    Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey (12th-14th century), in the heart of the unspoilt landscape of La Montagnette, takes its name from the many thyme bushes ('ferigoulo' in Provençal) that dot the hills. In 1133, a community of St Augustine canons settled in Frigolet; the current heart of the monastery dates from this period - the cloister (early 12th century), Saint Michel Church (12th century) and the small Notre Dame du Bon Remède Chapel (11th century).

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  • Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This ancient celto-Ligurian oppidum was a religious center well before the Christian era, as evidenced by the numerous remains of cults such as the Gallo-Roman altars exposed today in the lapidary Museum of Avignon. They honoured the Greco-Roman deities. In 1878 the Bonnard Canon, cure Dean of Orgon, had built on the site of the old place of worship the present Chapel.

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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