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  • Chapel of charity - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    Date: 1634, 1702 Era: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Status: Private property - chapel listed as a national Historic Monument in 1927 Façade of La Charité Chapel The Carmelites have been in Arles for several centuries. However, the vicissitudes of history forced them to flee on several occasions and the congregation knew no fewer than three successive settlements. Now established in the Les Mouleyrès district, the Carmelites settled near the current Espalanade des Lices in the early 17th century.

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  • Moulins - Heritage

    Built heritage - Mill
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    Moulin de la Porte or Moulin de Conil (Rue du Moulin): water mill which existed in 1326 and was restored in 1881, - Moulin de Fabre (Chemin des Près): water mill first mentioned in 1493; it was operational until 1940 and is now private property. - Michel Oil Mill (Rue du Moulin): remains of this Oil Mill can be seen in what is now the Maison Michel. - Moulin de la Poule: circa 1850 (the weather vane represents a moorhen), north west. - Moulin des Labeaux: built by the Bionneau family circa 1810, south. - Moulin du Val: first mentioned in 1559, south west.

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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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  • Porte St Jean - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    14th century. It has crenellations and barbicans for defensive reasons and took its name from St John the Baptist Chapel, which is in the same area. The superb golden Virgin was installed in 1866, with the inscription: 'posuerunt me custodem', which translates as 'They (the people of Tarascon) made me keeper'. The gate has been a regional Historic Monument since 1930.

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  • Les croix - Heritage

    Built heritage - Stations of the cross - cross
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    There are six crosses in the local countryside. They are the Croix de Piquette, the Croix de l’Oratoire, the Croix de la Mâtarde, the Croix du Mas de Cartier, the Croix Rouge and the Croix de la Crau. They were erected during the second half of the 19th century and some of them have recently been restored.

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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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  • Chapelle Saint Thomas - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This Chapel was built circa 960 and is Romanesque in style, with a Renaissance façade.

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  • Porte de la Condamine - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    The remains of the ramparts are very interesting from an architectural point of view. They include the Porte Saint Jean (17th-18th centuries), the Porte de Jarnègues (12th-17th centuries) and the Porte de la Condamine (14th century). The Porte de la Condamine is listed as a national Historic Monument and the Porte Saint Jean is listed as a regional Historic Monument.

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  • Anciennes rues - Heritage

    Built heritage - Square - courtyard
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    Under the Ancien Regime, the Rue des Halles housed the town's covered market; today it is the last covered street in the Department. Its oldest arches date from the 14th century. On one side were fishmongers and on the other side, butchers. Nearby, the Place du Marché, formerly the Place aux Herbes, was once the location of fruit- and vegetable-sellers, but it was also the main site of the Tarasque games, as the race took place around the well in the middle of the square.

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  • Chapelle Notre Dame du Pieux Zélé - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This was originally known as the Chapelle des Pucelles or the Chapelle des Vierges. This chapel has, of course, paid the traditional homage to time and undergone a series of transformations which have made it even more interesting. Don't miss the relatively rudimentary bas-relief tympanum representing the theme of Adam and Eve, the serpent and the tree of life. Remarkably, the tree of life is represented by a fig tree.

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Ornithological park of Pont de Gau in Camargue

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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

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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

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Arles
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

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Baux de Provence