Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet

Tarascon - Cultural place

Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey (12th-14th century), in the heart of the unspoilt landscape of La Montagnette, takes its name from the many thyme bushes ('ferigoulo' in Provençal) that dot the hills.
In 1133, a community of St Augustine canons settled in Frigolet; the current heart of the monastery dates from this period - the cloister (early 12th century), Saint Michel Church (12th century) and the small Notre Dame du Bon Remède Chapel (11th century).
The monastery was gradually abandoned in the 15th and 16th centuries, to be occupied once again in the 17th century by monks (the Fathers of Saint Jerome), who rebuilt and embellished the ruined buildings. The chancel of Saint Michel Church was extended and the 17th century Salle du Chapître and the adjoining rooms, with their magnificent stone vault, were added. Notre Dame du Bon Remède Chapel received the wonderful Baroque décor which can still be admired today.
The Neo-Gothic Abbey which surrounded the Romanesque Chapel of Notre Dame houses 14 canvases by the painter Mignard and is adorned with 17th century woodwork.

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Where to stay

Mazet Des Chutes Muscade
Holiday rental

Mazet Des Chutes Muscade

Graveson

Vous serez séduits par l'ambiance moderne et chaleureuse de notre Mazet Muscade. Véritable havre de paix, ce mazet de 50m2 intime et tout confort ouvre sur une terrasse privative. Elle serra l'endroit idéal pour vos petits déjeuners ensoleillés avec vu sur la piscine (13x4 au sel) et les…

MAS D'ARVIEUX - Marie-Pierre et Christian Billmann
B&B

MAS D'ARVIEUX - Marie-Pierre et Christian Billmann

Tarascon

Superb building at the foot of Montagnette, a few minutes from Saint-Michel-de-Frigolet Abbey. Quiet property with swimming pool and shady garden.

VILLA DU MAZET - N° 3778
Holiday rental

VILLA DU MAZET - N° 3778

Maillane

Belle villa entièrement équipée avec piscine et grand jardin.

Le Mas Des Oliviers 1 - N° 100207
Holiday rental

Le Mas Des Oliviers 1 - N° 100207

Graveson

Very pretty detached gite, quality appointments in a recently built villa. Peaceful, country setting. Restful view of the garden and private pool. Ground floor: kitchen/living room/lounge, big flat screen TV/DVD player, video recorder, radio. WC. 1 bedroom (with 2 twinned 90x200 beds), private…

Villa Da Palmeira - N° 141152
Holiday rental

Villa Da Palmeira - N° 141152

Tarascon

In the middle of the triangle Avignon, Arles and the Alpilles, domain dedicated to Lusitanian horses breeding (600m from the N570). The gite opens onto a vast open space, overlooking the paddocks and meadows, and has a private fenced outdoor area of almost 2,000 m² with parking. On the ground…

Mas de la Jonquière
B&B

Mas de la Jonquière

Boulbon

Au calme, chambre à l'orée du village. Tout proche de l'abbaye de Saint Michel de Frigolet située au coeur de la Montagnette. A Boulbon vous êtes à 10 minutes de Tarascon, riche de son passé historique, des circuits de découverte de son patrimoine et à la recherche de la Tarasque sont…

The Lady's Mas: Venice Room
B&B

The Lady's Mas: Venice Room

Barbentane

The Mazet de la Dame has a swimming pool open in season in its garden and a furnished terrace. It offers a room with a private terrace.A continental breakfast is served every morning.

The Micocouliers
Campsite

The Micocouliers

Graveson

Camping Premium QualityCamping * welcomes you to the heart of a region rich in heritage and a beautiful site in a warm and friendly with for 116 pitches on a surface of 100 m 2, wooded, grassy and shaded. Pool, paddling pool, snack bar, mobile home, ping pong, volleyball, library.

Mas De L'Abeille - N° 160429
Holiday rental

Mas De L'Abeille - N° 160429

Graveson

In the countryside, on an organic farm (fruits and vegetables), gite adjoining another rental but well separated. Beautiful private outdoor area with fully 800 m² fenced garden, 24 m² terrace under pergola. On the ground floor: kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher), first dining area. The…

Things to do

MD'CO
Craftsman / producer

MD'CO

Graveson

Sculpteur à Graveson

Earl Font de Bernard
Craftsman / producer

Earl Font de Bernard

Boulbon

Du mois de mai à octobre, nous produisons des fruits que nous vous proposons sur les marchés de producteurs du Vaucluse. Depuis cette année, en automne et au printemps, nous cultivons des légumes en agriculture biologique que vous pouvez retrouver dans les magasins d'alimentation bio de la…

Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud
Cultural place

Musée de Région Auguste Chabaud

Graveson

The Auguste Chabaud Regional Museum presents a permanent collection of works by this Provençal artist from the first half of the 20th century. He was a companion of Matisse and the Fauvists whose subjects included the landscapes of the Alpilles and La Montagnette, everyday life in the villages…

Earl St Michel
Craftsman / producer

Earl St Michel

Boulbon

Vente sur les marchés de producteur de notre production d'abricots, cerises, pêches nectarines, poires, pommes. Gîte rural sur l'exploitation

Marie Claire REY
Craftsman / producer

Marie Claire REY

Barbentane

Restoration and conservation of works of art.

The Montagnette hills
Landscape

The Montagnette hills

Tarascon, Graveson, Boulbon, 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…

Cultural space of Graveson
Cultural place

Cultural space of Graveson

Graveson

Graveson has this year for a 500-seat concert hall

Liqueur de Frigolet
Shopping gourmand

Liqueur de Frigolet

Tarascon

Liqueur produced with 30 different plants; traditional syrup.

Isabelle Vavasseur
Craftsman / producer

Isabelle Vavasseur

Barbentane

Professional painter. Studio and outdoor stall on Place de l’Horloge in Avignon from March to October.

Where to eat

Les Arènes
Cuisine de Provence

Les Arènes

Graveson

Fresh seasonal produce, speciality AOC bulls' meat. Organisation of evening events from 30 people. Takeaway dishes. Open for lunch only; closed on Saturdays.

La Treille
Cuisine de Provence

La Treille

Tarascon

Dans cette Montagnette, site où règne une quiétude propice au repos, le restaurant de la Treille compose un plat revisiter chaque jour avec des produits locaux et de saison. Avec un menu simple, une terrasse en été où se restaurer sous le micocoulier, un cadre insolite pour un déjeuner au…

La Garrigue
Cuisine de Provence

La Garrigue

Boulbon

The restaurant is located by the side of the road opposite the Rhône and has two terraces, one of which faces north for comfortable lunch-time service in summer. Located at the intersection of the villages of Barbentane and Boulbon.

Restaurant Pizzeria " L'olivier"
Cuisine de Provence

Restaurant Pizzeria " L'olivier"

Graveson

Restaurant and pizzeria, traditional Provençal cuisine, air conditioned room, shady terrace, parking Dishes and pizzas to eat in or take away

Le Mas des Amandiers
Table 13

Le Mas des Amandiers

Graveson

Provençal cuisine, air conditioned room and local produce. Covered terrace in summer and winter. Parking