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.
Information provided by OT Tarascon
Where to stay
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…
Gite situated in the oldest part of a rustic, Provencal farmhouse surrounded by orchards. Just 15 km from Avignon and Arles and 20 km from Saint Rémy de Provence. Very centrally located for visiting tourist sites. Ground floor : little kitchen. Microwave. Washing-machine. Dishwasher. Large…
Domaine de Fontbelle
Le Domaine de Fontbelle est un mas daté du XVeme siècle, niché au milieu de 16 hectares dont 14 plantés d'oliviers. Bienvenue chez Florence et Pascal. L'environnement de la maison est particulièrement soigné, vous n'aurez que l'embarras du choix entre l'espace piscine (cloturée - 11 m x 5…
At an equal distance from Arles-Avignon-Nîmes, 45 minutes from the Mediterranean sea and its sunny beaches, the Tartarin camping site lies at the heart of Provence, along the river Rhône, at the foot of the Roi René castle. Cyril and his family welcome you to a shaded setting full of flowers.…
Mas des Comtes de Provence
At the gates of the Alpilles and the Camargue, the Mas des Comtes de Provence, a former hunting lodge of King René (15th century), opens to create unforgettable moments and dream holidays. Many welcoming areas, a 2-hectare park, a bright and beautiful courtyard, vaulted lounges. Lounge pool -…
Things to do
Domaine du Grand Castelet
Dans la famille Gallego-Pouget, on se transmet le domaine viticole du Grand Castelet de génération en génération depuis le XIXème siècle. La propriété, bordée d'un côté par le Rhône et de l'autre par les Alpilles, offre un cadre idyllique pour produire un vin en IGP Alpilles sur plus…
Rue du Château
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!
Atelier de Lutherie- réparation et vente
REPARATION ET VENTE D'INSTRUMENTS A VENTS Christian THOMASSIN Pour éviter les usures prématurées et bien d'autres désagréments. Qu'ils soient d'études ou professionnels, les cuivres et bois ont besoin d'être périodiquement révisés. Pour obtenir un service fiable et de qualité il est…
Ancienne Maison de Tartarin de 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…
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…
Where to eat
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…
Art de vivre
The accent: our identity
Villages the world over envy us!
Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!
From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…