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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Croix d'Arles - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    Located on the RD 32, first mentioned in 1532, destroyed during the Revolution and rebuilt in 1804, this delicate wrought iron cross sits on a high pilaster with capitals.

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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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  • Village d'Eygalières - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Mountain village - picturesque village
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    Eygalières is a small, quiet village 5 minutes from Saint Rémy de Provence. Surrounded by superb Alpilles landscapes, the village faces vast fields of olive groves, verdant valleys and vines. Beautiful estates with superb, tastefully restored Mas are scattered throughout this picture-postcard landscape.

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  • Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Aqueduct
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    The aqueducts, remains of which can still be seen near the Barbegal mill, are a diversion of the 'De Caperon', aqueduct which channelled water from the southern slope of the Alpilles. The construction techniques used for the section before the mill differ from those observed on the route of the Caparon aqueduct.

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  • The stairs of Pont de Trinquetaille - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    From the Quai de la Roquette in Trinquetaille From the Quai de la Roquette; in October 1888, Vincent Van-Gogh observed the metal bridge which straddled the river and allowed people and goods to travel between the two sides of Arles. He also took in the comings-and-going, the passageway and the staircase by which men and women reached the walkway.

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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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  • Oratoire Saint Eloi - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    Erected in 1869 (restored in 1982 and 1994), this Oratory dedicated to Saint Eloi is one of the most common votive buildings in our region. The 1994 restoration allowed the Noves Heritage Association to bring the tradition of the Saint Eloi chariot back to Noves. This 'carreto ramado' takes place every year on the first Sunday in June. Architectural description

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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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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