Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

La tour de Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Tour Saint Louis et péniche - Association APTIC

Port Saint Louis du Rhône, a maritime port known to ocean-going sailors, is located opposite the majestic mouth of the Rhône. The commune is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and by the third largest river in France. It is also one of the entrances to the Rhône Delta and the Regional Natural Park of Camargue.

This geographical setting, between the river and the sea, gives it an undeniable advantage over other coastal towns. Port Saint Louis du Rhône is the centre of maritime activities, traditions and products. Visitors from Provence Pays d'Arles can practise many different nautical sports and activities, visit one of the last French sardine farms, the Ferrigno company, discover mussels from Carteau Cove or swim at one of the town's three beaches, the most famous of which is Napoleon Beach with its 10 km of fine sand.

Port Saint Louis du Rhône is also one of the three towns of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue. It offers its visitors the varied landscapes and symbols of Camargue, such as pink flamingos, horses, salt marshes and beaches. Port Saint Louis du Rhône was founded at the start of the century around port activities and over the years has managed to adapt to economic realities and change its image. Saint Louis Tower, built in 1737 and listed as a Historic Monument in 1942, has been used as a guard tower, a residence and finally a public building housing offices and the largest ornithological collection in Camargue, with 168 naturalised birds, temporary exhibitions and a remarkable viewing point for admiring the exceptional panoramic view over Camargue and the Rhône Delta.

Don't miss Saint Louis Tower, the nautical centre for sailing and kite surfing, Napoleon Beach, the Bac de Barcarin, bike rides, mussels from Carteau Cove, the Regional Natural Park of Camargue and geocaching caches for (re)discovering the region.

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Paysage de Camargue l'hiver - Delta du Rhône

100 % Camargue Tour

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This route will take you by car from one end of the delta to the other, through the Camargue countryside. It includes discoveries, observations and, for the more courageous, a horseback adventure!
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Art and culture (100)

  • The labour exchange - Art and culture

    Theatre, cinema, Concerts - Cultural centre and other cultural sites
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    Founded under the influence of the work of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, the Hôpital de la Charité (now called the Employment Exchange) was an addition to the extensive hospital and charity facilities of 17th century Arles. Begun by the Archbishop and dependent on the generosity of sponsors, the site took 20 years to complete. The establishment was intended to take in beggars, care for them, feed them and teach them a trade. It was primarily a place of confinement to prevent vagrancy and operated in these buildings until the Revolution.

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  • Exposition Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

    Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    Inaugurated in April 2014, the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles pays homage to the work of Van Gogh while at the same time exploring his impact upon art today. Within the context of temporary exhibitions, original paintings and drawings by the Dutch master appear alongside works of contemporary art, fuelling rich and fruitful dialogues.

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  • Maison d'artistes - Art and culture

    Artist's studio and art gallery
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    Artists exhibit and sell their work in a 16th century residence. Painters and sculptors in permanent residence: Aleos, Beggit and JF Brahin.

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  • Media Library - Art and culture

    Library, Media library
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    Opening hours:Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30.Wednesday from 9 h 00 to 12 h 00 and 14 h 00 to 18 h 30.Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30.Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30. Cultural activities will always be held on Saturday afternoon....

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  • Galerie-atelier Sola - Art and culture

    Artist's studio and art gallery - Art gallery
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    In her studio-gallery in Les Baux de Provence, the artist Marie-Hélène Sola presents 'Fragmentism', the pictorial movement she founded in the early 1990s. A descendent of Cubism, a synthesis of two worlds - abstract and figurative - a dialogue emerging from the use of form and colour, 'Fragmentism' gathers up movement in space that goes beyond the dimensions of the canvas. Sola has chosen to transfer the visitor's attention in order to provide an understanding of an entire composition and its characteristics.

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  • Actes Sud Cinemas - Art and culture

    Theatre, cinema, Concerts - Cinema
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    Actes Sud Cinemas (formerly 'Le Méjan Cinema') has been renovated and taken over new spaces in order to welcome the public and organise meetings with film teams. It now has three arthouse screens. The programme has strong links with the editorial policy of Actes Sud and promotes 'auteur cinema' - in VOST (in the original language with French subtitles), whatever the film's origin.

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  • Musée Automobile de Provence

    Provence Automobile Museum - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    Nestled between the Alpilles and the Luberon is a collection just waiting to be discovered. A round-up of a century of automotive history through the different eras of this fabulous epic story... sporting and popular models of all ages share this space with bicycles, motorcycles, posters from the time and other unusual items. Artifice is not necessary in the Provence Automobile Museum, as passion alone drives this sanctuary of mechanics. The museum also has a range of spare parts and exhibition sales vehicles. Open Monday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • Midi workshop - Art and culture

    Artist's studio and art gallery - Art gallery
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    Since 2006, Laurence and Patrick Ruet offer a beautiful selection of small exhibitions in the stamp of their favorable House converted into a gallery several weeks per year. In the heart of the historic centre, this Home Gallery exposes photographic works in his kitchen and in the vaults of the cellars. Each exhibition is carefully telling and tailored to the uniqueness of the places. The artists change frequently, resulting in friendly encounters with diverse audiences.

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  • Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud - Art and culture

    Museums - Museum
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    The Auguste Chabaud Regional Museum presents a permanent collection of works by this Provençal artist from the first half of the 20th century. He was a companion of Matisse and the Fauvists whose subjects included the landscapes of the Alpilles and La Montagnette, everyday life in the villages and the night-life of the shady side of Paris at the start of the century. Temporary exhibitions are hosted from time to time, on a theme connected to the work of Auguste Chabard or another artist.

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Heritage (246)

  • Oratoire Saint Roch

    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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  • Le quartier de la Roquette

    The District of la Roquette - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Historical quarter
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    This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the most attractive in town. Its original urban herringbone layout features attractive narrow and sometimes raised houses between the Quai du Rhône and the Boulevard Clemenceau. The façades with their many architectural decorations and the niches which adorn the street corners, attract the eyes and encourage visitors to take their time.

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  • Tour l'Abbé Pierre de Canillac

    Tour l'Abbé Pierre de Canillac - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    This Tower was erected at the request of the Abbey of Montmajour, Pierre de Canillac, between 1348 and 1353. It is both a defensive and residential construction; although the tower was an important symbol of power and military strength in those times of war (the 14th and 15th centuries were punctuated with a series of conflicts, better known as the Hundred Years' War). It was combined with other constructions which housed the seigniorial residence and a ceremonial room where justice was administered.

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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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  • Place de la République

    Place de la République - Heritage

    Historical site, archaeology - Square - courtyard
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    The Place de la République, in the town centre, is the result of progressive development through a number of architectural and urban operations. It is to the south of the old Roman forum. In the Middle Ages, it was reduced to a narrow forecourt between Saint-Trophime Church and Sainte-Anne Church. Its current surface area was then occupied by several residential blocks. It was mainly after the construction of the town hall, in the 17th century, that the Place changed considerably.

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  • Casernes Kilmaine

    Casernes Kilmaine - Heritage

    Other heritage - Barracks
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    In the 16th century, Tarascon was a stopover town for the movement of troops, which meant that the residents of the town were forced to house and feed the soldiers. In 1695, the town received authorisation to build barracks.

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  • Chapelle Notre-Dame de Beauregard

    Chapel of our Lady of Beauregard - Heritage

    Built heritage - Chapel
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    This ancient celto-Ligurian oppidum was a religious center well before the Christian era, as evidenced by the numerous remains of cults such as the Gallo-Roman altars exposed today in the lapidary Museum of Avignon. They honoured the Greco-Roman deities. In 1878 the Bonnard Canon, cure Dean of Orgon, had built on the site of the old place of worship the present Chapel.

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  • Lavoir couvert

    Lavoir couvert - Heritage

    Built heritage - Wash house
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    A former covered wash house, which was restored in 1996. Timbers on square pillars. This is one of the few standing wash houses, where the women washed standing up.

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  • Le cirque romain

    The Roman circus - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Roman Circus
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    Date: 149 Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1992 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The circus is the largest Roman monument and could only be located outside the town. It was built in the 2nd century to the south-west of the town, on the banks of the Rhône. It was mainly used for horse and chariot racing, but sometimes also for cavalry fighting and venationes, a kind of animal hunt.

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  • Tourvieille et les tours de Camargue

    Tourvieille and towers of Camargue - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    The Towers of Camargue, little of which remains on the ground, are nevertheless still present in the toponymy of the delta and in written sources. They were subject to the many fluctuations of the branches of the Rhône and their history also testifies to a range of different functions. The towers were originally defensive, and also acted as lighthouses for sailors, as visual communication aids ('farots'), and as a commercial surveillance post.

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