C'est la faute à Voltaire

Châteaurenard - Cultural event - Le 9 décembre à 18h - Free

L'affaire CALAS est emblématique tout à la fois de l’intolérance, de l'erreur judiciaire, de la torture et de la grave perversité des fanatismes religieux. En 1761, Marc-Antoine Calas a été découvert pendu dans le magasin de son père Jean Calas, drapier protestant à Toulouse. Immédiatement le père et sa famille furent accusés de l'avoir assassiné au prétexte qu’il voulait se convertir pour devenir Juge. Les autorités et les habitants, aveuglés par la haine fanatique des Huguenots, alimenteront un cercle vicieux, qui aboutira à la mort sur la roue de Jean Calas le 9 mars 1762.

Voltaire s'intéresse à l'affaire qui heurte de plein fouet le philosophe des Lumières. Afin d'obtenir la révision du procès, il alerte les Grands du Royaume et de l'Étranger, se démène, constitue des dossiers et fait publier en 1763 le "Traité sur la Tolérance". Il réussit à faire réviser le procès qui conduira le Conseil du Roi à déclarer Calas innocent et à réhabiliter sa mémoire, le 9 mars 1765.


Ce spectacle de textes d’époques et de pays différents, qui interroge les valeurs universelles de Laïcité, Tolérance, Fraternité (d’Andrée Chédid à Coluche) sera suivi d'un débat avec Gilles Manceron, historien.

Cette animation est proposée en partenariat avec l'association la Ligue des Droits de l'Homme.

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    Espace Isidore Rollande
    11 cours Carnot

    13160 Châteaurenard

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Nearby

  1. La Tour d'Aurose

    B&B

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  2. La Finiere

    Holiday rental

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  3. La Sousto

    Holiday rental

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  4. LE PRE GOURMAND

    Food guide restaurant

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Where to stay

Mme Mado Crouzet
B&B

Mme Mado Crouzet

Châteaurenard

At the foot of the hill, in quiet countryside, one guest room with separate entrance as well as independent bathroom and toilet. Floor heating. Fenced pool 10 x 5m. Large shaded garden with olive trees. Hiking trails nearby. Summer kitchen available under the pool-house.

Onisflor
Holiday rental

Onisflor

Eyragues

Apartment surrounded by olive groves. Located on the owners' property in the heart of the Alpilles mountains. Living room with 2-person sofabed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom with 2 single beds. Washroom. Separate toilets. Air conditioning. Terrace with patio furniture. Access to owners' pool.

La Tour d'Aurose
B&B

La Tour d'Aurose

Noves

Michel and Marie will be pleased to welcome you to their charming village house close to the battlements

La Maison de Lili
B&B

La Maison de Lili

Châteaurenard

Big bedroom, small living room for 1 couple in a country villa. Adjoining bathroom. Fridge, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave. Patio, deck chairs, swimming pool with time slots (morning until 1pm and from 5 to 9 PM). Separate entrance from host's. Bikes can be lent.

Mas Max
B&B

Mas Max

Châteaurenard

2 double bedrooms in the countryside, 2.5 h of grounds in a beautiful and very quiet environment. Refrigerator, lounge adjoining each bedroom. Covered outdoor patio. Very hearty breakfasts. Heated swimming pool. TV

La Sousto
Holiday rental

La Sousto

Châteaurenard

At the south of Avignon, accommodation adjoining the owners'home, ideal for a couple who wish to discover the region. Gite G404 on-site. Groundfloor : large kitchen/dining area looking onto the courtyard of the gite, microwave, wahsing-machine, living-room with TV/DVD with a sofa, 1 bedroom with…

La Maison De Nais
Holiday rental

La Maison De Nais

Noves

Maison mitoyenne. Séjour/coin cuisine. Télévision, DVD. Lave-linge privé, Lave-vaisselle. Chambre Indépendante : 1 lit de 140cm, Dans le séjour : canapé convertible 140x190. Terrasse. Salon de jardin. Jardin, Commun, Ombrag', Clos. Piscine commune. Stationnement privé.

La Finiere
Holiday rental

La Finiere

Châteaurenard

Apartment on the 1st floor of hosts' farmhouse. Lounge / dining room with access to balcony, separate kitchen, 2 bedrooms with 2 doulbe beds, a small room with a single bed. Bathroom, separate toilet. Garden furniture. Furnished gite, 1 km from the centre of Châteaurenard. Garage available.…

L' Oustaou De Poupaille
Holiday rental

L' Oustaou De Poupaille

Noves

Provençal house next to hosts' home in the countryside in the heart of an orchard. Living room. Equipped kitchen (freezer) 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds and 2 single beds. Each has its own bathroom and toilet. Terrace with furniture and barbecue. Sheets provided. Located 12 km from Avignon and…

Things to do

Philippe Audrin
Craftsman

Philippe Audrin

Châteaurenard

Sculptures d'art provençales sur bois, pièces uniques, pendules, miroirs, tables statues, décors, bois, fresques, tableaux sur la chasse. Visite gratuite de l'atelier sur rendez-vous, démonstrations.

Sculpteur de pierre
Craftsman

Sculpteur de pierre

Noves

Creation of all types of sculpture. Unique, signed works.

Musée des outils agraires
Museum

Musée des outils agraires

Châteaurenard

In the heart of this old centre located in a house made of exposed stonework, the Museum of Agricultural Tools recounts the development of agriculture in our region thanks to irrigation. Visitors can discover a varied collection of restored old tools used for growing cereals, vines and…

Distillerie Frigolet liqueur
Producer

Distillerie Frigolet liqueur

Châteaurenard

Tasting and sales. The production of the Frigolet liqueur.began in Châteaurenard in 1865. Father Gaucher, a famous character from the stories of Alphonse Daudet, had developed a 'green, golden, hot, sparkling, exquisite' liqueur (extract from Letters From My Windmill). This divine drink has been…

Le Cellier de Laure
Wines

Le Cellier de Laure

Noves

Une cave coopérative où traditions viticoles et vent de jeunesse font très bon ménage.A Noves, au cœur d’un triangle formé entre Aix-en-Provence, Arles et Avignon, le Cellier de Laure joue pleinement la carte de la modernité, tout en mettant en valeur les fondamentaux de la viticulture…

Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker
Delicacies

Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker

Châteaurenard

The pâtisserie and chocolaterie, which has been located on the Cours Carnot for ten years, is a small, family-run business producing many home-made specialities. Firstly, a wide range of gâteaux, with some ten home-made creations which change depending on the season. Then, several chocolate…

Cellier du Castel
Wines

Cellier du Castel

Châteaurenard

Tous vins de France, champagnes, spiritueux, idées de cadeaux, personnalisation de bouteilles, stages d'initiation à la dégustation de vin, sur rendez-vous. Vente en ligne

Itinéraire 4 : Boucle à partir de Châteaurenard dans la plaine du Comtat et la Montagnette
Sightseeing route

Itinéraire 4 : Boucle à partir de Châteaurenard dans la plaine du Comtat et la Montagnette

Châteaurenard, Boulbon, Graveson, Eyragues, Saint Andiol, Tarascon, Barbentane, Noves, Maillane, Cabannes, Verquières

The variety and richness of the landscapes of the hinterland have inspired many painters. Departing from Châteaurenard, the road crosses the plain of comtat and the Massif of the Montagnette punctuated by villages of varied faces: Graveson and Museum Chabaud, in honor of the child painter of the…

Le Mas des Chèvres
Cheese

Le Mas des Chèvres

Châteaurenard

Production et vente de fromages de chèvre et de produits laitiers au lait de chèvre (faisselles et fromages blancs). Vente sur le marché des producteurs au MIN (Châteaurenard) le samedi matin d’avril à octobre, puis sur le marché de la Crau de Châteaurenard de février à fin mars et en…

Where to eat

Auberge de Noves
Food guide restaurant

Auberge de Noves

Noves

This is one of those pearls hidden deep in Provence: a pretty, peaceful residence, an aristocrat of this welcoming and generous countryside, between Alpilles and Luberon, in 15 hectares of wooded grounds. Three generations of the Lalleman family have held this restaurant since 1955 within walls…

Le Mas de l'Echanson
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas de l'Echanson

Châteaurenard

The setting: a renovated farmhouse. The team: a renowned chef and sommelier. One undeniable fact: the clients just keep coming back to sample the saffron-dusted mussels and finger-rolls with butter blended with raw vegetables, trilogy of aubergines, nectarine-crusted duck fillet and lavender…

LE PRE GOURMAND
Food guide restaurant

LE PRE GOURMAND

Eyragues

It was quite a challenge setting up in the middle of a field! But Christine Fare and Patrick Léonce did it, transforming the ancient family-owned sheepfold into a contemporary-style restaurant set under a cedar timber frame. Christine Fare takes care of the service while Patrick Léonce works…

Le Bistrot Provençal
Table 13

Le Bistrot Provençal

Châteaurenard

Including both the likes of Comté fritters and veal blanquette, this menu tells the story of a family of restauranteurs from the Jura region. The Pacaud family upped sticks and settled in the south, in search of sunshine and old-style bistro food. Expect home-cooked, traditional dishes that bare…

Le Central
Cuisine de Provence

Le Central

Châteaurenard

Located on the main road through the town, Le Central offers traditional cuisine from our wonderful region; dishes are prepared with produce from the market, which are served in the restaurant itself or on its shaded patio. It received the distinction of Maître Restaurateur in 2010. Closed on…

Inspirations

Terroir

Provence's markets

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Terroir

The "Navette"

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The Three Kings Cake

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