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  • Maison de la Transhumance

    Maison de la Transhumance - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Nature interpretation centre
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    Home of Transhumance, interpretation of Mediterranean pastoral culture centre, will open its doors to the 2010/2011 year into the fold of the domain of Alders, property of the General Council of Bouches.In a magnificent setting, it will cover an area of more than 500 m². It will first offer on 300 m², a space for temporary exhibitions renewed each year. It will also include a public reception area and a shop.

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  • Jardin aquatique "Aux fleurs de l'Eau" - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Park - private garden
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    At Graveson lies a magical place born from the imagination of a man fascinated by water and plants. Mr Stroppiana, in his spare time, imagined and built his garden with ponds, waterfalls, plants and fish. The calm and serenity that exudes this place evokes relaxation when strolling along the water points. Visitors will appreciate the harmony of the flora and fauna of the different basins. You will observe the colourful koi carp, a magnificent collection of water lilies and many exotic plants. During periods of closure, visits are by reservation only. Animals are not allowed.

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  • Les Alpilles - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Massif - mountain
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    The Alpilles mountains are located in the north-west of the department, in line with the Rhone corridor. The Alpilles form a marked, raised chain, oriented east-west. The main chain is distinguished from the Chambremont chain, which although it is not directly adjoined, has similar characteristics to those of the main chain.

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  • The Montagnette hills - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Massif - mountain
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    La Montagnette is an isolated mountain with well-defined contours, located in the extreme north-west of the department. La Montagnette is a low-altitude mountain (150 m), but with rather steep slopes, particularly on its eastern and western faces where slopes prohibit access by roads. This mountain is also marked by a series of hills and valleys generally oriented north-west / south-east, parallel to the axis of the mistral wind as the valley plain was often occupied by estates with their associated crops. La Montagnette includes the departmental roads D81 and D35.

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  • The beaches of Arles - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Beach
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    Arles, the largest commune of France, includes a large part of the Camargue and extends between the arms of the Rhône to the beach located 45 kilometres from the city centre: the Piemanson beach or beach of Salin-de-Giraud (naturist area at the eastern end), the amazing architecture of Northern corons village, and Beauduc beach. It is 28 km from non urbanized beaches which are the largest natural beach of Mediterranean Sea. 2 kilometres of sand dunes, a belvedere overlooking the salins to admire the salt marshes, the area of crop and salt storage.

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  • The river Rhône - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Stream - river - canal
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    The Rhone and its delta have not only given their name to the department, but this peaceful and majestic river also forms the backbone of the Bouches-du-Rhone. From Avignon to the Camargue beaches, the river passes through the most authentic Provençal landscapes. Famous for a long time for the rapidity of its current and the fury of its floods, the Rhone was only really developed from the 19th century, with diking and the creation of locks and canals.

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  • Réserve naturelle volontaire Tour du Valat - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Miscellaneous sites
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    Representative biotope of the fluvio-lacustrine Camargue.Site open to the public only during the days open (one to two times per year).

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  • Réserve nationale de Camargue - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Plain - valley - delta
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    Covering 13,000 ha in the heart of the Camargue, the Camargue National Reserve is one of the largest wetland areas in Europe. Its vast territory over a single area, located in the towns of Arles and Saintes Maries de la Mer, is fully protected. The originality and international heritage interest of the Camargue Reserve lies in its diversity of habitats and species that occupy it (272 bird species of which 243 are of heritage interest) as well as its ecological functioning. The Camargue National Reserve is part of the network of 158 French nature reserves.

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  • Les canaux de la Crau et des Alpilles - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Stream - river - canal
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    The ancient construction of the Crau and the Alpilles canals are essentially used for agricultural irrigation. However, they also provide drinking water and water for industrial use.

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  • Plaine du Comtat - Outdoor activities

    Places to visit - Plain - valley - delta
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    The Comtat plain, located at the confluence of the Rhone and the Durance, is more widely developed in the Vaucluse. It is the largest agricultural plain of the department. Such countryside landscape is marked by the omnipresence of canals. The alignments of plane trees along the roads are bordered to the south by the Alpilles.

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Art and culture (95)

  • Théâtre de Tarascon

    Théâtre municipal de Tarascon - Art and culture

    Theatre, cinema, Concerts - Theatre
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    One of the most remarkable Italian-style theatres in the Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur region, classified as a Historic Monument. In a Royal Order of 10 August 1825, Charles X approved the Municipal Council's decision to acquire land and a church formerly belonging to the Dominicans (15th century) for the creation of a theatre. In 1925, Tarascon, which had 12,000 inhabitants and had been a sub-prefecture for 15 years, chose a disused church near Porte Saint-Jean.

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  • Toy Martingale - Art and culture

    Theatre, cinema, Concerts - Cultural centre and other cultural sites
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    This site, dedicated to games for people of all ages, is also a place for sharing, meetings and enjoyment.

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  • Ciné Palace - Art and culture

    Theatre, cinema, Concerts - Cinema
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    Promation of cinema in rural areasScreenings of mainstream film, arthouse, for schoolchildren, cine-debate. Partnership with the associative fabric

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  • Midi workshop - Art and culture

    Artist's studio and art gallery - Art gallery
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    Since 2006, Laurence and Patrick Ruet offer a beautiful selection of small exhibitions in the stamp of their favorable House converted into a gallery several weeks per year. In the heart of the historic centre, this Home Gallery exposes photographic works in his kitchen and in the vaults of the cellars. Each exhibition is carefully telling and tailored to the uniqueness of the places. The artists change frequently, resulting in friendly encounters with diverse audiences.

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  • Musée de la Camargue

    Museum of the Camargue - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    Museum of the Camargue, nature and Art Society of Camargue, between Rhone and Mediterranean island, has an exceptional environment, fruit of the encounter of freshwater with salt water and human activities that developed there. The regional natural park of the Camargue is designed to protect and sustain the natural, cultural and human heritage to build the future of this territory.A Museum is the MAS of the Rousty bridge that the natural park has installed the Museum of the Camargue, showcase of the territory.

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  • Maison d'artistes - Art and culture

    Artist's studio and art gallery
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    Artists exhibit and sell their work in a 16th century residence. Painters and sculptors in permanent residence: Aleos, Beggit and JF Brahin.

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  • Musée du Riz

    The rice Museum - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    In the heart of Camargue, ideally placed in the middle of rice plantations, the Rice Museum is a place steeped in history. The buildings are the birthplace of the Bongran factory, a pioneering business in the production and marketing of organic rice founded by Joseph Bon, the father of Robert. The Bongran factory joined the Heureuse Camargue Group and was moved to Gimeaux, just outside Arles. The pioneering techniques developed by Joseph and Robert Bon, such as the natural drying of rice by the Mistral, are still practised today.

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  • Exposition Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

    Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    Inaugurated in April 2014, the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles pays homage to the work of Van Gogh while at the same time exploring his impact upon art today. Within the context of temporary exhibitions, original paintings and drawings by the Dutch master appear alongside works of contemporary art, fuelling rich and fruitful dialogues.

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  • Musée Urgonia

    Geological and Archaeological Museum - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    Discover the load History Museum, the former prison of the 17th century showing the graffiti of the convicts who were a stop on the path that led to the bagne of Toulon, welcomes today the Urgonia Museum and the Municipal Tourist Office in the village.The exhibitions presented in this place reveal you the unique and fascinating history of this territory for 130 million years.

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  • Musée des arômes et du parfum à Graveson

    Musée des Arômes et du Parfum - Art and culture

    Museums - Company museum
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    Between Alpilles and La Montagnette, near Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint Rémy, the Museum of Aromas and Perfume in Graveson-en-Provence welcomes you to the land of scents. This magical organic, natural site of Provençal scents and aromas has been hidden away in the countryside for almost twenty years. Visitors can admire one of the most beautiful collections of distilling flasks, the aroma table, René Lalique bottles and more.

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Heritage (244)

  • 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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  • Hotel Grille - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    Date: 1691 Era: Classical period Type: Private domestic architecture Status: Private property, partially listed as a regional Historic Monument (1946) Commissioned by: François de Grille d'Estoublon The Hôtel de Grille, on the boundary of the districts of La Cavalerie and La Cité, is one of the most beautiful in town. It was built by a particularly enterprising family of Genoan origin which made its fortune through trade. A number of family members often occupied the highest functions in the local and regional authorities.

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  • Oratoire Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    This Oratory, constructed in 1954, commemorates the 1854 miracle and gives thanks for the healing of Maillane residents during a cholera epidemic. Cholera was rife in the commune during August of that year and many people of all ages died. Some people fled the village and only 100 remained out of a population of 1,500. On 28 August 1854, a few people brought out the Madonna of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and formed a procession. The Madonna was wearing a violet dress at the time.

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  • La porte Calendrale à Barbentane

    Porte Calendrale - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    The recently restored Porte Calendrale commanded the northern entrance to Barbentane. There is a wonderful view of this gate from the end of the Grand'Rue. All that remains of the 11th century ramparts is a defensive tower which was transformed into a prison and used until 1826.

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  • Eglise Saint Vérédème - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    Saint Vérédème Church was built in the Romanesque style, fortified in the 14th century and then extended in the 19th century. Its old square tower is now a bell tower. The church comprises a broken barrel nave and a semi-circular apse. Saint Vérédème Church and its bell tower are listed as regional Historic Monuments.

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  • Oratoire Sainte Marthe - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    There has been an oratory on this site for a very long time, but it is thought to have been destroyed during the Revolution. It was replaced by François Pitra in 1852 and destroyed in 1986 during work to widen the road. It was then rebuilt as it is today. The statue of Saint Martha, patron saint of Tarascon and once famous for curing eye problems, was replaced by a statue of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Architectural description

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  • Eglise Saint Laurent - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    The new Saint Laurent Church dates from the 20th century and is Neo-Romanesque in style. The old Saint Laurent Church, on the other hand, was built in the Romanesque style in the 12th century; its bell tower was destroyed during the Revolution and then rebuilt under the Second Empire. The lower annex, built during extensions to the church, dates from the 13th century.

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  • Vestiges de l'ancienne Abbaye Saint-Honorat - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Abbey
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    Saint Honorat Abbey in Tarascon was founded in accordance with the wishes of a layman, Rostaing de Gantelme; having survived the massacre of the Sicilian Vespers in 1282, he ended up in the Lérins Islands, opposite the city of Cannes, while fleeing the Italian coast. There was a Clunisian monastery on the islands at the time, founded by Honorat of Arles in the 5th century. Rostaing de Gantelme swore to found a Benedictine monastery to prove his gratitude to God. He was not to fulfil his promise, which was not executed until 1352, by his grandson Jean, Seneschal of Provence.

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  • The ramparts - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Ramparts
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    The western part of Orgon's first ramparts bordered the village of 'La Savoie', nestled at the foot of the château. They linked the Porte de l'Hortet to the Porte du Four de Ville and stood on the current site of the town hall and the church. Some remnants of the wall can still be seen to the left of the town hall, where the seigniorial prison was located.

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  • La chapelle du Castellet - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    The Le Castellet site, a small rocky plateau, was occupied by an oppidum in the 4th century BC. It was abandoned two centuries later, but redeveloped in the 12th century. Within the château walls was a high tower, which no longer exists, as well as a church dedicated to Saint Mary. Only the apse remains standing: it is semi-domed and supported by eight ribs resting on corbels. These remains are currently located on the land of a private Mas and are therefore inaccessible to the public.

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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