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  • La Vieille Font - Heritage

    Built heritage - Fountain
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    In Provençal, a 'font' was a fountain or sometimes a spring. This is a small building constructed in 1150 in the Fontvieille countryside. It housed the commune's first spring. The commune took its name from this fountain, 'Vieio Font' in Provençal, which translates as 'old fountain.'. It was already in use in Roman times and still supplies the wash house located nearby.

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  • Église romane de Graveson

    Eglise Notre Dame de Septembre - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Church
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    The majority of Notre Dame de Septembre Church was rebuilt in 1848, based on an 11th century church (1198). It has a rather distinctive history, as only its chancel, a regional Historic Monument, is of Romanesque origin. . Don't forget to look upwards and admire the Romanesque cupola. And take the time to look at the 17th and 18th century paintings.

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  • Maisons typiques de Fontvieille - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    Fontvieille has relatively distinctive and homogeneous architecture, due to the use of dressed stone in construction. The village actually grew up in the 15th century around the operation of the stone quarries. The early part of the century saw the construction of the Château Royal de Provence in Tarascon, a huge and lengthy project which launched the quarry industry in Fontvieille. Originally located on the small plateau of Le Castelet, the village moved to the Vieille Font district around this time and thus got its name.

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  • Chapelle Saint Jean du Grès - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This is a building of Romanesque origin, of which only the apse remains. The monks of Montmajour took possession of it in 1096. It served as a parish church until 1768, when it was dedicated to Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens. The chapel was the subject of a procession on 24 June (re-introduced in 1964). It is currently used for a range of cultural events.

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  • Hôtel Mistral de Mondragon - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The museum, located in the historic centre of the village, was installed in a former Renaissance private mansion, the Hôtel Mistral de Mondragon. It contains a remarkable inner courtyard, which contains the bust of Vincent Van Gogh sculpted by Ossip Zadkine. It was created in 1919 and was recently restored.

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  • Chapelle Saint Victor - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    At the 'Pas de Bouquet' (Saint Victor district), on the edge of Boulbon, there was an old Gallo-Roman 'villa', where remains of pottery, mosaics, urns, hearth cavities and statuettes have been found. Saint Victor is on the old road which led from Tarascon to Avignon, along the west of the hill. The construction of this Romanesque chapel dates back to the end of the 9th century. The first official Act to mention it came from the Saint Agricol d'Avignon Chapter in 1155.

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  • Croix du Poète - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    This cross succeeded two earlier mission crosses, the first of which was erected in 1740 and the second thirty years later. It was destroyed during the Revolution and restored in 1824. Frédéric Mistral was photographed several times in front of this cross, which is opposite the poet's house; as a result, it became known as 'La Croix du Poète' (The Cross of the Poet).

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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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  • 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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  • Château de Montauban et musée Alphonse Daudet à Fontvieille

    Château de Montauban - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Chateau
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    The residence, celebrated in the preface to 'Letters From My Windmill', was primarily a place of peace and relaxation for Alphonse Daudet, 'Blessed house, so many times have I come here to seek the healing touch of nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...' This superb building, with its late 18th century gabled façade, was the residence of the Ambroy family, which housed the author during his stays in Provence. Daudet made regular stays there with his wife Julia from 1863, at the invitation of his cousins.

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  • Château de Roussan - Heritage

    Booking Restaurants and cafés - Accommodation
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    <br/>At a stone's throw from the capital of the Alpilles, after a shaded alley of plane trees, is revealed the elegant facade of the Chateau de Roussan, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Thanks to Irène and Philippe Roussel, his angels, it converses who decorates the facade trim the sundial and gives the tempo of their ancient country-house in these terms " I count only the serene hours ". The Knight de Nostre

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Les Saintes Maries de la Mer
Musée de la Camargue

Museum of the Camargue

Art and culture
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Les jardins de l'alchimiste à Eyaglières

Jardin de l'alchimiste

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Cathédrale d'Images

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Baux de Provence
Exposition Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

Art and culture
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Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

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