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  • Grand Portail - Heritage

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    The former gate to the town and the only remains of the old ramparts, this imposing 14th century monument is almost intact.

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  • La porte Calendrale à Barbentane

    Porte Calendrale - Heritage

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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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  • Door of the cavalry - Heritage

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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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  • Porte d'Eyguières - Heritage

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    Four successive gates protected the only access to the village prior to 1632. To reach the Valley of la Fontaine, visitors can follow the gravel path of La Calade and pass through the Porte d'Eyguières or Porte de l'Eau (because it was through this gate that the water for the villagers arrived), which was the only entrance to the village until 1866. Rebuilt by the Constable of Montmorency, in the 18th century the gate was raised by the Prince of Monaco, who had received the Barony of Les Baux in 1643.

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  • The old doors - Heritage

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    Porte de l'Hortet This is the only remaining gate from the first surrounding walls built in the 12th century. It marked the end of the Chemin d’Avignon and the Chemin de Saint Rémy. It is well preserved and still has its guardroom, an oeil-de-boeuf window to the left, level with the crenellations, and a gun casement above the pointed arch. Porte Sainte-Anne

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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

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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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  • Porte de la Condamine - Heritage

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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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  • Porte Jarnègues - Heritage

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    This construction was built in 1646. It serves as a reminder of a famous knights' tournament, 'Le Pas d'Armes de la Bergère', which was organised by King René and held on the island of Jarnègues in 1449. The branches of the Rhône flowed as far as this district for centuries. It was from here that the boats left, carrying goods and men, and for trading purposes. It is the town's only secondary gate.

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  • Porte St Jean - Heritage

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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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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