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  • Chapelle Saint Marcellin - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    The bottle procession takes place in Saint Marcellin Chapel on 1 June every year. On this day, all male residents of Boulbon go to the Chapel carrying a bottle of wine. After the Provençal service, the bottles are blessed. Each participant can then have a sip of wine, while the village police officer distributes glasses to the clergy and the authorities. The wine blessed in the name of the Saint is believed to have beneficial effects against fevers and stomach aches.

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  • Oratoire Saint Roch - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    Saint Roch is a very well-known saint in Pays d'Arles and is invoked during serious plague and cholera epidemics.. The residents parade to the Oratory every August for the Saint's feast day. The Brotherhood of White Penitents of Avignon paused in front of this Oratory during their pilgrimage to Saint Sixte Chapel in Eyguières.

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  • Oratoires - Heritage

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    Oratory of Saint Eloi This Oratory is dedicated to Saint Eloi, a very well-known saint in the Pays d'Arles and the patron saint of 'ménagers' or small land-owners. The Oratory was built in the 19th century (1859) and marked the boundary of the town to the south.

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  • Croix du Mas du Juge - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    This cross was erected by a nephew of Mistral. Late 19th century.

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  • Hôtel des Porcelet (XVI° siècle) - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    This beautiful 16th century residence has an original façade and elegant, finely sculpted mullioned windows. The Hôtel de Porcelet was the residence of one of the most famous families in Arles, which still has a street named after it. On the ground floor, the interior décor still includes a vaulted room decorated with 17th century paintings of the Four Seasons and the Allegories of the Four Cardinal virtues. One first floor room still has a French-style ceiling decorated with floral motifs in shimmering colours.

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  • Les Antiques - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Triumphal Arch
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    The Jules Mausoleum: this funeral monument dates back to 30-20 BC. It was erected by the Julii, descendants of one of the major Roman families, in honour of their father and grandfather. It is particularly well preserved and owes its fame to its distinctive structure, which is unique to Roman architecture as we know it today.

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  • Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    In the mid-17th century, a lay brotherhood of penitents had this chapel built on the Place de l'Eglise, shaded by cypress trees, on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Valley of La Fontaine. Its underground cellars contained the bodies of members of the Brotherhood. It was unearthed from the ruins in 1937 by the 'Maintenance des Confréries of Langue d'Oc'. It was then dedicated to Saint Estelle, who looks after the memory of the old Penitents of Les Baux and is patron saint of the Félibrige Association.

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  • Ilot Post Tenebras Lux - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Miscellaneous monuments
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    Opposite the majestic façade of the Hôtel de Manville was a large residence dated 1571 (known as the Logis de Brisson-Peyre); all that remains is a muntin window whose entablature bears the Calvinist inscription 'Post Tenebras Lux 1571' (Light After Darkness). This affirmation of Protestant faith suggests the existence of an oratory of reformed worship. The reformed religion had many supporters in Les Baux, thanks to the tolerance of the then Baron of Les Baux, Honoré des Martins.

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  • Oratoire Saint Roch - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This oratory was built in 1720-1721 after the plague, to thank Saint Roch for protecting the village; it marked the start of the village on the road from Mouriès.

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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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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