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  • Halle Cessieux

    Les Halles Cessieux - Heritage

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    Here, in 1886, in the first years of the prosperity of Port-Saint-Louis, Cessieux institutions built their first shed. The timber, arrival in much of North Africa, was discharged by a cosmopolitan population of dockers who lived in this suburb. 3 500 tonnes were easily stored.

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  • Statue de la Vierge dorée - Heritage

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    This statue was erected in the 19th century (1867) during a Mission in the upper part of the commune, at the top of Pic Chabaud. It was the then parish priest, Father Louis Alexis, who decided to carry out the Mission. The commission to produce the statue was given to the company Vigne de Lyon, on the basis of a model created for Lourdes by Joseph Fabisch. It was exhausting work for the men, carters and horses to transport the 1,860 kg of the statue to the top of the hill.

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  • The Saint-Lazare leper - Heritage

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    Date: 12th and 17th centuries Era: Middle Ages, Classical period Type: Hospital architecture Status: Private property listed as a regional Historic Monument in 2005 In the Arles charitable sector, the Saint Lazare Leprosarium enjoyed a permanence which was rare for this type of establishment. Set apart from the town, on the boundary of the Alyscamps necropolis, the establishment, which was built in the Middle Ages, remained operational until the 18th century.

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  • Parc des Ateliers SNCF

    Park of the SNCF workshops - Heritage

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    Formerly the workshops of the PLM Company

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  • Hôtel de ville - Heritage

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    This Neo-Classical style building was built in 1862 in accordance with the plans of a St Rémy architect called Mr. Girard. In the wedding hall, visitors can admire a vast canvas by the Provençal painter and writer Valère Bernard, portraying a Farandole dance performed by life-sized characters. It was created in 1896 as a commission from Mistral, who bought it for one thousand gold Francs and offered it to the commune.

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  • Autel La Coquille - Heritage

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    Taurobolic altar dug into the cliff. For many years, the large fluted shell on top of the altar block led pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela to believe that it was a sign showing them which way to go.

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  • Ancien hôpital (Le Roudelet) - Heritage

    Other heritage - Hospital (Historical monument)
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    This was the village hospital in the 17th century. The building then had several functions, including as a hall for community council meetings and a girls' school. The Chapel belonged to the Nuns of Saint-Joseph-des-Vans (from 1849), who devoted themselves to educating the young children of Maillane. This building, a gift from the Hermitte d’Armelin family, is currently home to Le Roudelet: the club of the 3rd age and the Maison des Associations.

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  • Faraman lighthouse - Heritage

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    This lighthouse is in the form of a tapered tower which stands 46.5 metres above sea-level. It is one of the highest Mediterranean lighthouses. It is a stone construction, widened at the base and with a corbel at the top. In 1934, the smooth masonry was painted with six alternating horizontal black and white stripes. It was restored between 1947 and 1950, due to damage suffered in the Second World War. In 1972, it received a wind turbine and was automated.

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  • Hôpital de Quiqueran - Heritage

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    Jeanne de Quiqueran, Lady of Les Baux, was the wife of Honoré des Martins, governor of Les Baux de Provence and successor of Montmorency. Together with her sister, she built Quiqueran hospital between 1542 and 1583 in the upper part of town, near the old Saint Blaise Chapel. The hospital cared for ordinary patients, while Saint-André hospital, in the Valley, was transformed into a leprosarium. It was later renamed 'Hôtel Dieu et Charité des Baux' and remained open until 1787. It is a beautiful building with a remarkable colonnade on the first floor.

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  • The Archbishop's Palace - Heritage

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    Date: 17th and 18th centuries Era: Classical period Type: religious architecture Status: property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1922 and 1959 The façade of the Archbishop's Palace on the Place de la République The former Archbishop's Palace has an imposing façade on the east of the Place de la République. The building was associated with the Church of Arles in the Middle Ages, but has since undergone a number of transformations, whose history and visibility remain problematic.

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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