Château de Tarascon

Tarascon - Monument

The imposing fortress of Tarascon stands like a sentinel overlooking the waters of the Rhône. During the Middle Ages, the château was located on the border of the County of Provence, opposite Beaucaire and French territory, and gave the impression of defence. Louis II, Duke of Anjou and Count of Provence, began the construction of the château in 1400. The work was continued by Louis III, then René I. The fortress was eclipsed by the Renaissance palace during the reign of 'Good King René'. In the 18th century, the old residence of the Counts of Anjou was stripped of its former glories so it could house prisoners of war and convicts on their way to the labour camp. With the presence of the Court of First Instance in Tarascon, it functioned as a detention centre in the 19th century and until 1926.

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Where to stay

Camping Tartarin
Campsite

Camping Tartarin

Tarascon

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
Hotel

Mas des Comtes de Provence

Tarascon

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 -…

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.

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 Mistral Blanc - Appartement D
Holiday rental

Le Mistral Blanc - Appartement D

Tarascon

Appartement avec terrasse. Très confortable, récemment rénové. Situé au 1er étage dans un quartier calme et à deux pas des commerces. Idéal pour un couple qui souhaite visiter la région.

Rue du Château
B&B

Rue du Château

Tarascon

Venez vivre un dépaysement total dans cette bâtisse du 16ème siècle, en plein coeur du centre historique de Tarascon. Une maison au couleurs du soleil où vous pourrez partager la passion du voyage et des musiques du monde. Pour une nuit ou pour plusieurs jours, poser ses valises à "Rue du…

Les Echevins
Hotel

Les Echevins

Tarascon

Dans le centre ancien, l'hôtel des Échevins vous propose une pause dans un hôtel de charme au caractère authentique entre les murs d'une ancienne demeure bourgeoise du XVIIème siècle.

Les écuries du Roi
B&B

Les écuries du Roi

Tarascon

"Les écuries du Roi" est une chambre d'hôtes de charme, insolite et romantique très discrète avec son jacuzzi privatif. Située en Provence entre Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, la montagnette et ses parfums. Aménagée dans les anciennes écuries, décorée dans un esprit cavalier afin de créer un…

La Tour
Holiday rental

La Tour

Tarascon

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…

Things to do

Domaine de Lansac
Wines

Domaine de Lansac

Tarascon

Un domaine dont l'histoire épouse celle d'une illustre famille provençale. Quand le vin est une histoire d'amour et de fidélité... A quelques kilomètres de Tarascon, le Domaine de Lansac et ses 40 hectares de vignes produisent des vins de pays qui exprime la puissance d'un terroir de…

Tailleur de pierre - Dominique Leuck
Craftsman

Tailleur de pierre - Dominique Leuck

Tarascon

Restauration & Création.Aménagements intérieur et extérieur. Marbrerie, cuisine, salle de bain, cheminée, fontaine, dallage, escalier, encadrement...

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!

M. Cotesero - Artisan, restauration de meubles
Craftsman

M. Cotesero - Artisan, restauration de meubles

Tarascon

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

Pâtisserie Morin
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie Morin

Tarascon

Speciality: 'Tarasque', 'Tartarinades' and 'Bésuquettes de Tartarin' (made with chocolate and praline). Exclusive registered trademark. Delicious almond biscuits perfumed with orange and chocolate and filled with crème fraiche are produced as effigies of the monster and mascot La Tarasque ( a…

Boutique Souleïado
Craftsman

Boutique Souleïado

Tarascon

The shop sells men's and women's clothing, handkerchiefs, scarves and other accessories made from Provencal Souleïado fabrics, which are unique in the world.

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…

Chapelle Saint Marcellin
Monument

Chapelle Saint Marcellin

Boulbon

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…

Atelier de Lutherie- réparation et vente
Craftsman

Atelier de Lutherie- réparation et vente

Tarascon

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…

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

The Three Kings Cake

The Three Kings Cake

Tradition

Epiphany in Provence is like nowhere else!

Garlic

Garlic

It all starts with a crushed clove...

Provencal cuisine simply wouldn't exist without garlic

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

In a sauce or salad, red is the colour!

Not having qualifications doesn't mean your life is ruined

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…