Noves and The Paluds

Carreto Ramado dans les rues de Noves

Carreto Ramado dans les rues de Noves

Provence Pays Arles / Canopée / Lionel Roux

... Native village of Laura de Noves

The village of Noves, on the banks of the Durance, opposite the Alpilles, has all the attractions of a small Provençal town, with its history, its soil and its traditions.

Between the Rhône, the Durance and the Alpilles, Noves and its hamlet Les Paluds are ideally located for discovering the great sites of Provence Pays d'Arles whilst enjoying the typical charm of a Provençal village. Come and discover the history and heritage of Noves, its ramparts, St-Baudile church (Historic Monument), its Pénitents Blancs and Notre-Dame de Pitié chapels, its various oratories and crosses and its Théâtre de Verdure. Laura de Noves, whom Petrarch sang about so beautifully, lived there in the 14th century, when the village was still ruled by the Popes of Avignon. Noves did not become French until the reign of Louis XI.


Keep your eyes peeled in order to fully enjoy its attractions, which include wines from the 'Cuvée des Amours' and the special Laura and Petrarch vintage, olive oil from the Moulin de Bournissac, fruits and vegetables from the surrounding countryside and the beautiful local restaurants. Enjoy the song of the cicadas and the whispering of the fountains. Breathe in the aromas of the pines, flowers and aromatic plants in its fields and hills. Share the dynamism of Noves residents and their love of festivals during the many events which take place throughout the year, including the courses camarguaises, local celebrations, costume parades, the Carreto Ramado of Saint Eloi on the first weekend in June and that of Saint Roch in Les Paluds on the first weekend in September, cycling races and Fairs, not forgetting the theatre, either covered or in the open air at the Théâtre de Verdure.

Don't miss the heritage in the historic centre (discovery trail), the botanic trail, the children's 'Discover Rougadou' route and the Thursday morning market on Place Jean Jaurès.

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Great chefs and beautiful restaurants

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With its great chefs, beautiful restaurants, bountiful soil and attentive producers, PROVENCE PAYS D’ARLES has been charming gastronomes and other gourmets for many years. The area is widely honoured and recognised by the great gastronomic guides, as it has been awarded a total of ten rosettes by the Michelin Guide and twenty-two 'toques' by the Gault and Millau Guide.
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