Chapelle Saint Marcellin

Boulbon - Monument

The bottle procession takes place in Saint Marcellin Chapel on 1 June every year. On this day, all male residents of Boulbon go to the Chapel carrying a bottle of wine. After the Provençal service, the bottles are blessed. Each participant can then have a sip of wine, while the village police officer distributes glasses to the clergy and the authorities. The wine blessed in the name of the Saint is believed to have beneficial effects against fevers and stomach aches. Saint Marcellin Chapel was built in the pure Romanesque style and dates from the 11th century, apart from the Chapels, which were erected at a later date. In one of the chapels of the primitive parish church is a beautiful 14th century crypt erected by the Lord of the village. Behind the main altar was the Altarpiece of Boubon; this has been sold and is currently on display at the Louvre. Guided visits possible subject to reservation.

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Nearby

  1. Les Prêcheurs

    Holiday rental

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  2. Office de Tourisme de Tarascon

    Tourist office

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  3. Les Echevins

    Hotel

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  4. Le Viaduc

    Hotel

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Where to stay

Les Prêcheurs
Holiday rental

Les Prêcheurs

Tarascon

At the foot of la Montagnette, South of Avignon, farmhouse in stones, in the countryside but close to all amenities. Accomodation fo character, with a refined decoration and equipment of high quality. Private swimming pool (16 m x 4 m), from Easter to 1st of november, protected by alarm. Pond…

Anne Journoud
B&B

Anne Journoud

Tarascon

Situé dans le centre historique de Tarascon et au rez de chaussée d'une maison provençale, la chambre est équipée d'une salle d'eau et d'une kitchenette.

Le Romarin
Holiday rental

Le Romarin

Tarascon

Belle propriété arborée et ombragée, à la campagne et à la fraîcheur de sa piscine, située au pied des Alpilles. A quelques kilomètre de la Montagnette près d'Avignon et de la Camargue près d'Arles.

Mr Wilzcinski Francis
B&B

Mr Wilzcinski Francis

Saint Etienne du Grès

This ancient farmhouse and home, renovated with patience in the spirit of the past, offers two bright, simple and cheerful bedrooms, with nice bathrooms as well as a brightly coloured studio located in a small detached house. Choose from sun and shade in this flower garden which opens onto a…

Les lavandes
B&B

Les lavandes

Tarascon

Dans un cadre agréable et à la campagne, avec un accès au jardin entièrement clos et la piscine sécurisée, les Lavandes est située à quelques kilomètre de la Montagnette et d'Avignon. De l'autre côté les villes de Arles et Nimes sont autant d'idées de visites patrimoniales et…

Mas Armelin
B&B

Mas Armelin

Tarascon

Dans un ancien mas du XVIIIème, un peu perdu au bout de son impasse, le Mas Armelin vous réserve un accueil sympathique et chaleureux. Une petite boutique, style chambre d'hôtel qui se présente d'une manière agréable. La décompression et le confort, tout en restant à la page. Outre de…

Mas Lou Sandolivan
B&B

Mas Lou Sandolivan

Tarascon

Old Provençal Mas dating back to 1800 restored as a Guest room. In the countryside just at the exit of the town with shops nearby. These welcoming guest room are perfect for a restful stay. You will enjoy the pleasant garden set around the swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Le Viaduc
Hotel

Le Viaduc

Tarascon

Charming family hotel, close to the village centre, to shops and to the train station. Andrew and Laurence provide a warm welcome, personalised and attentive, in a family atmosphere. 17 tastefully decorated rooms, renovated and bright in pleasant and quiet settings. In good weather, relax on the…

La place
B&B

La place

Tarascon

Chambre d'hôtes située en centre ville, proche de la gare et des commerces. Les chambres sont douillettes et confortables.

Things to do

Rue du Château
Site

Rue du Château

Tarascon

Located close to the mediaeval fortress of King René, the Rue des Halles, near the Jewish quarter and the Hôtel de Ville, contains some superb 16th and 17th century buildings. Take the time to stroll along this magnificent mediaeval street which is still just as charming as ever!

The Montagnette hills
Mountains

The Montagnette hills

Boulbon, Graveson, Tarascon, Barbentane

La Montagnette is an isolated mountain with well-defined contours, located in the extreme north-west of the department. La Montagnette is a low-altitude mountain (150 m), but with rather steep slopes, particularly on its eastern and western faces where slopes prohibit access by roads. This…

Alazard et Roux (Viande de Camargue AOC)
Producer

Alazard et Roux (Viande de Camargue AOC)

Tarascon

AOC Camargue bulls' meat, bulls' meat sausage and suckling lamb from the La Crau plain

Ancienne Maison de Tartarin de Tarascon
Monument

Ancienne Maison de Tartarin de Tarascon

Tarascon

Ce pavillon est une habitation privée depuis 2008, anciennement Maison de Tartarin de Tarascon, héro du roman d'Alphonse Daudet. La Maison de Tartarin de Tarascon, située 55bis boulevard Itam, existait depuis 1985. Elle était la reconstitution de la maison du célèbre chasseur immortalisé…

Les Amphores
Christmas crib figures

Les Amphores

Tarascon

Saddlery, leather, herdsmen's clothing and regional souvenir gifts

Olives Arnaud
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Olives Arnaud

Tarascon

Production of traditional tapenades and olives

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau
Produits laitiers - Fromage

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau

Tarascon

With the return of the beautiful days the goatherds l'autobus the doors of their cheese.The kids were born and goats have milk again. It's time to find the good taste of the goat cheese.They arrive in force on the market. MAS Doutreleau, Claudine Malbosc Espigue amounts 45 goats Alpine, fed Crau…

M. Cotesero - Artisan, restauration de meubles
Craftsman

M. Cotesero - Artisan, restauration de meubles

Tarascon

Artisan d'ébénisterie d'art, restauration de meubles.

Tapissier de Provence
Craftsman

Tapissier de Provence

Tarascon

Tapissier, mais aussi sellier pour bâteau, voiture, moto depuis plus de dix ans Mr DHAOUADI est installé place du marché.

Where to eat

Les Echevins
Food guide restaurant

Les Echevins

Tarascon

Master restaurateur Christian Chay takes pride in perpetuating a family tradition dating back to 1945. His lovingly-prepared cuisine is also a tribute to regional culinary customs, although the sun-packed flavours have evolved with the times. The dishes here provide an explosion of Provencal…

Inspirations

Chichis and panisses

Chichis and panisses

What will it be - 'Chichis Frégis' or 'Panisses'?! Make your choice at The Estaque quarter of Marseille.

La pétanque

La pétanque

This sport (yes, Pétanque is a sport, but we'll talk about that later) is an intrinsic part of life in Marseille and has been from generation to generation!

Every quarter has its own boules court and/or boules association, including, of course, a watering hole...

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Goat's Cheese

Goat's Cheese

Whether it's served hot with a salad, used to crown a cheese platter, or savoured fresh with honey or olive oil, goat's cheese is an absolute culinary must. Provence's dry, sunny climate is perfect for goat breeding -and that's lucky for us!

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.