Histoire d'une Cité Maraîchère

Châteaurenard - Guided tour

Longtemps place forte de surveillance de la vallée de la Durance, Châteaurenard, de sa colline, surplombe une vallée fertile annonçant les plaines du Comtat et d’Avignon. L"historien" de la ville propose d’expliquer comment l’abondance de l’eau et les terres riches des limons de la Durance ont permis à cette région agricole de devenir l’une des principales régions de production maraîchère de France. Visite du chemin « Entre deux eaux », du centre ancien, du musée des outils agraires et des traditions.
Rendez-vous devant l'Office de Tourisme, un quart d'heure avant le début de la visite.

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  • Public car park

Information provided byOT Châteaurenard

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme de Châteaurenard
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Guide

    Guide

  • Tour language

    English, French

  • Phone

    • 04 90 24 25 50
  • Fax

    04 90 24 25 52

  • Website

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Where to stay

Mas Des Limites
B&B

Mas Des Limites

Rognonas

Au coeur de la Provence, entre Avignon et les Alpilles, Luberon et Camargue, ce mas rénové du XVIIIème propose un environnement calme et reposant, avec son jardin paysager et sa piscine, les terrasses privatives de chaque chambre (avec salon de jardin confortable en teck ou en résine…

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.

Campagne Camoin
Holiday rental

Campagne Camoin

Châteaurenard

Country house for rent. Walks, equestrian centre, activities nearby. Fitted kitchen Dining room 3 bedrooms Laundry. Linen rental Above ground teak pool 5.60 x 3.6 Private courtyard barbecue and pizza oven Shaded terrace Dishwasher Washing machine. Private parking.

Mas Moulin
Holiday rental

Mas Moulin

Châteaurenard

Mas mitoyen en campagne. Rez-de-chaussée : grand séjour, grande cuisine toute équipée, 1 chambre avec GL, une salle d'eau avec wc, grand cellier. Etage : 2 grandes chambres avec GL, dortoir avec 6 lits simples, salle d'eau et wc séparés. Piscine hors sol, salon de jardin, table de…

Le Mas du Papet
B&B

Le Mas du Papet

Châteaurenard

Deep in the countryside, 5 guest rooms in pure Provençal style, with pergola, Petanque area, playground, swimming pool with specific opening times. Fridge, microwave.

Aigue Marine
Holiday rental

Aigue Marine

Eyragues

Elise et gerard ont le plaisir de vous accuellir sur les hauteurs d'Eyragues, face à la montagnette, dans une maison neuve avec piscine 5x11, bordée d'un jardin fleuri.

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.…

Chez Jacqueline
B&B

Chez Jacqueline

Châteaurenard

Rooms in a countryside farmhouse, in a large garden. Home-made breakfast. Fridge 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

Eglise Saint Baudile
Monument

Eglise Saint Baudile

Noves

The present church is known to be built on the site of a Roman place of worship. The first Christian chapel was built there in the 10th century. All that remains of the 12th century Romanesque church is the semi-circular apse, followed by a window surmounted by a cupola which supports a bell…

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…

Dany Prayet
Craftsman

Dany Prayet

Châteaurenard

Creation of jewellery and decorative items such as vases and cups using Egyptian clay (natural turquoise enamel), varnished clay and raku. One-of-a-kind items and commissions. Courses for adults and children from October to June, flexible hours.

Village de Noves
Site

Village de Noves

Noves

This small village on the Durance Plain was fortified in the 14th century and is bursting with character. In this village, the home of Laura de Noves whom Petrarque sang about in his 'Canzionere', visitors can admire the Romanesque Saint Baudile church, the 12th and 14th century ramparts, Notre…

Madame Toucan
Craftsman

Madame Toucan

Châteaurenard

Broderies pour particuliers et professionnels. Linge de maison, listes de naissances, mariages. Créations textiles-couture. Artisanat "made in France". Location de machine pour usage sur place en autonomie. Vente de fournitures Atelier de couture : Madame Toucan propose des cours-accompagnement…

L'accroc des toiles
Craftsman

L'accroc des toiles

Châteaurenard

Restauration de tableaux, création de dessins et peintures. S

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…

Le Rucher d'Aurillac
Producer

Le Rucher d'Aurillac

Châteaurenard

Miel de lavande, châtaigner, garrigue... Bougies en cire d'abeille, propolis.. Vente à la propriété et sur le marché de Châteaurenard le dimanche

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…

Where to eat

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…

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 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 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 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

Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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Art-de-vivre

The Sun

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Lifestyle

The siesta

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