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  • Maison du Lézard - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - House
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    The Maison du Lézard was built in the 17th century and was inhabited by Frédéric Mistral and his mother from 1855 (on the death of his father) to 1876, when Frédéric Mistral got married. It is a beautiful manor house with a Virgin in a corner niche and a sundial that Mistral installed in 1903: 'Gai lezert, bèu toun soulèu l’ouro passo que trop lèu e deman ploura belèu' 'Gay lizard, drink in the sun time passes too quickly and tomorrow it may rain'. This building has been listed as a national Historic Monument since 31 July 1930.

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  • Maisons typiques de Fontvieille - Heritage

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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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  • Maison du Roy - Heritage

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    Before the Revolution, the town of Les Baux was the centre of both Royal and seigneurial jurisdiction, whose seat was for a long time located in this building, built in 1499. It is where justice was served in the name of the sovereign. This building is now home to the Les Baux-de-Provence Tourist Office. The rampart against which the buildings were built was cut through in the 19th century to allow the opening of the current entrance to the town.

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  • Mas du Juge - Heritage

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    Everything in the town evokes the memory of the great Provençal poet. The Mas du Juge, where Mistral was born in 1830, is in Maillane. This 18th century building, which entered the possession of the Mistral family in 1803, had a permanent effect on the poet's soul. It was here that he spent 25 years of his life and found the inspiration for 'Miréio', which he started to write within its walls. Since Mistral's time and despite the passing of the years, the dining room in the Mas is still in almost its original condition. Room and museum open to visitors.

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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