Châteaurenard - Museum
It took several years, an incalculable number of hours' work, a great deal of patience, meticulousness, precision and above all an unconditional love of Provence to create this magnificent Provençal nativity scene. It is more than a nativity scene, it is a summary of the heritage of the most aromatic region in France, the region of Etienne Gaillardet, the creator of this magical place located in La Crau de Châteaurenard (13).
Etienne has been passionate about nativity scenes since the age of 7 and eagerly awaits the Christmas period. Every year, it is Etienne who is responsible for installing and assembling the nativity scene around the Christmas tree. When he reached retirement age, after more than 40 years' good and loyal service as a farmer, he decided to construct one of the most beautiful Provençal nativity scenes in our region, over 65 m2, in the former cold-room of the Mas and in the shed.
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Where to stay
Le Petit Moulin
Domaine exceptionnel de 5 ha, en campagne, maison indépendante, cheminée, piscine clôturée, terrasse 45 m2, BB, tbl chs en tek, parking. Draps, serv de bain et piscine, ménage à la fin de séjour inclus. Choix du gr lit db ou 2 lits smp pour chaque chb. Jeu pour enfants: trampoline,…
Mme Mado Crouzet
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.
Mas De Rey
In the countryside between Avignon and St Rémy de Provence, former renewed mas with 3 rooms with independent entrance. You will like the terrace shaded by plane tree, the rose garden in front of parking lot, the swimming pool (enclosed - 10x5 m - of 10/05 in 10/09) with its fountain, without…
One storey house, roomy, fully renovated. Adjacent to the gite 331 on an 11-hectare farm. Gite 329 and the owners' residence on site. Enclosed 25 m² terrace with partial shade. Living room/lounge with wood stove (wood included). Built in kitchen. Dryer. WC. Bathroom. 3 double bed rooms. Sheets…
Things to do
Distillerie Frigolet liqueur
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…
Artiste inspirée par la paix humaniste, auteur compositeur, peintre plasticienne, écrivain poète, Isabelle crée des tableaux, des T-shirt, selon ses inspirations ou sur commande personnalisée. Toute sa créativité est au service de votre bien être. Pour des cadeaux originaux. Créations…
The Rougadou is a very small (254 ha), isolated in the midst of very few wooded areas. It is located to the Northwest of the Department, near the Durance and the continuity of the Rhone corridor.The Rougadou massif consists of several hills globally oriented in a direction North / South, the low…
Atelier de poterie du Vigneret
Création d'objets pour la table (vaisselle), de décoration (lampes...), objets sur commande. Poterie en terre en feu pour cuisson au feu de bois. Visite de l'atelier sur rendez-vous. Cours de poterie à la carte, ponctuels, séance de découverte d'1h30 (15€).
Where to eat
Le Mas de l'Echanson
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…
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…
Auberge de 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
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…