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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Nearby

  1. Office de Tourisme de Tarascon

    Tourist office

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  2. Le Viaduc

    Hotel

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  3. Fortunette

    B&B

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  4. Camping Tartarin

    Campsite

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Where to stay

Mme M. POIRET Gérard
B&B

Mme M. POIRET Gérard

Tarascon

In a quiet green setting, in the midst of the countryside, you will have a warm welcome in this Guest room where you can have a real getaway.

Les Echevins
Hotel

Les Echevins

Tarascon

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

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.…

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…

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.

La Montagnette
Holiday rental

La Montagnette

Tarascon

Situé en campagne au pied des collines, sur un grand terrain privé, luxuriant et arboré.

Hôtel de Léautau de Mas Blanc
B&B

Hôtel de Léautau de Mas Blanc

Tarascon

Vaste suite parentale, lumineuse, confortable dans hôtel particulier du XVème siècle. Le tout situé dans la gâche du château de Tarascon.

Les écuries du Roi
B&B

Les écuries du Roi

Tarascon

Véritable litière aux tons de paille de sérénité et de confort, cet écrin chic, à la fois intime et moelleux est idéal pour vous évader et se ressourcer à deux. C'est une adresse confidentielle à la décoration raffinée qui saura répondre à vos attentes d'intimité, de luxe et de…

Hôtel De Provence
Hotel

Hôtel De Provence

Tarascon

Au coeur des Alpilles, cette belle demeure de charme du XVIIIème siècle est située au centre-ville de Tarascon en Provence. Riches de patrimoine et de culture, Arles, Nîmes et Avignon sont des destinations cotoyées par de nombreux visiteurs et étrangers.

Things to do

Place Alexandrine Bremond
Site

Place Alexandrine Bremond

Tarascon

In memory of its poetess, the town of Tarascon erected a statue in her honour and named one of its squares after her. Elisabeth 'Alexandrine' Brémond (29 October 1858, Tarascon - 22 June 1898), better known by the name of Brémonde de Tarascon, was a Félibran poetess. The recurrent themes of…

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…

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…

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.

Souleïado
Cultural place

Souleïado

Tarascon

The Souléiado Museum was created in a private mansion which housed an Indian printing site from 1806. This society museum combines the history of our Provence with the traditional production of cotton fabrics. There are printed textiles with colourful motifs known as 'Indian textiles', which are…

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…

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
Cultural place

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

Tarascon

Le musée d'art et d'histoire accueille une exposition thématique autour de la Résistance et de la Déportation d'Arles et du pays d'Arles pour les semaines de la mémoires - parcours de résistances (Pays d'Arles/1940-1944) jusqu'au 31 mars 2018. A partir du 22 février, le musée abrite le…

Miel Barbesier
Producer

Miel Barbesier

Tarascon

Traditional production of Provence honey, apiaries in La Montagnette. For sale at the weekly Tuesday market in Tarascon and all year in La Tarasque boulangerie-pâtisserie on Rue des Halles.

Les Volutes de Provence - ferronnerie d'art
Craftsman

Les Volutes de Provence - ferronnerie d'art

Tarascon

Du plus simple aux plus volubiles : Nous créons ce que vous aimez au budget le mieux adapté. Le fer forgé à vos mesures : Nous créons chacune de nos volutes et chacune de nos pointes... Nos artisans forgerons travaillent le Fer et le Feu.. La tradition, l'authenticité Nous vous proposons…

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

Provence's markets

Provence's markets

Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Tradition

Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

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