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  • Calvaire, Oratoires, Croix et Statues - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    A Calvary has been carefully restored on the Place de l'Eglise, between La Crau and the Alpilles.

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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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  • 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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  • Oratoires de Fontvieille - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    Oratory of St Theresa: Oratory built in the 17th century. The building, constructed of medium-sized stones, consists of three storeys separated by moulded cornices. The central part is cut through with four rectangular bays supporting the lantern-shaped niche, whose four sides have semi-circular arches. The roof consists of a stone dome.

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  • Chapelle Saint Gabriel - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    On the ancient site of Ernaginum, at the crossroads of the Via Agrippa and the Via Domitia, which later became a mediaeval stronghold, the 12th century Saint Gabriel Chapel and the former 13th century Château still testify to the site's prestigious past. A masterpiece of southern Romanesque architecture, the interior of the chapel offers visitors a wealth of sculptures.

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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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  • Oratoire du Mas du Cast - Heritage

    Built heritage - Oratory
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    The statue was erected in the late 19th century by Mr. Omer Martel, the new owner of Le Cast, on the edge of a small path on the estate (in the 17th century, the Mas du Cast was the residence of the Porcelet family). A friend of Mistral, he commissioned a few verses from him and had them engraved on the cippus which supports the statue of the Virgin. Architectural description Gradated square cippus with engravings of the verses of Mistral. The statue represents Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

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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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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1886 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The Porte d'Auguste, also called the Porte de la Redoute after the fortressed built there in the Middle Ages, was the main entrance to the Roman town. Located at the highest point in the town, to the east, it was on a diversion of the Via Aurelia from Rome.

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  • Door of the cavalry - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Date: 1588 Era: Renaissance Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1928. The two round towers of the Porte de la Cavalerie stand at the northern entrance to the old town centre. Its name recalls the settlement of the Knights of the Temple in this district in the Middle Ages.

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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