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

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    B&B

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  2. La place

    B&B

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  3. Mas Mauléon

    Holiday rental

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  4. Les Echevins

    Hotel

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Where to stay

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 -…

Les lavandes
B&B

Les lavandes

Tarascon

Dans un cadre agréable et à la campagne, avec un accès au jardin entièrement clos et la piscine sécurisée, les Lavandes est située à quelques kilomètre de la Montagnette et d'Avignon. De l'autre côté les villes de Arles et Nimes sont autant d'idées de visites patrimoniales et…

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 Prêcheurs
Holiday rental

Les Prêcheurs

Tarascon

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…

Mas Mauléon
Holiday rental

Mas Mauléon

Tarascon

Beautiful XVIIth mas in the plain between Tarascon and Arles, between Alpilles and Montagnette. On a 4ha land with swimming pool (12x7m) and pool house (open from 15/04 to 15/10), petanque (bowling) area, shaded terrace of 90 m², enclosed terrace with barbecue of 35 m², tennis table, fishing…

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.

Chambres en Provence
B&B

Chambres en Provence

Tarascon

Deux chambres, une petite et une supérieure avec salle d'eau et sanitaires privés dans belle propriété au calme près des Alpilles. Grand jardin pour se détendre et parking gratuit. Thé et café offerts.

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.

Mas Tivoli
Holiday rental

Mas Tivoli

Tarascon

Villa située dans un quartier calme et agréable , proche du centre ville (tous commerces ). Jardin de 400 m2 privé , clôturé et bien ombragé avec salon de jardin et transats . Véranda de 25 m2, avec table chaises de jardin .

Things to do

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!

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…

La ferme de Gratte-Semelle
Olives - Huiles d'olives

La ferme de Gratte-Semelle

Tarascon

The magnificent orchards of Gratte-Semelle farm extend between Avignon and Tarascon, opposite the Alpilles and on the slopes of La Montagnette. This agricultural operation is perfectly suited to nature: human intervention without damaging the environment, maintenance and development of secured…

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...

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.

Tapissier de Provence
Craftsman

Tapissier de Provence

Tarascon

Tapissier, mais aussi sellier pour bâteau, voiture, moto depuis plus de dix ans Mr DHAOUADI est installé place du marché.

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.

Miel Antoine Léon
Producer

Miel Antoine Léon

Tarascon

Traditional production of honey, nougat and gingerbread.

La Chèvrerie de Saint Jean
Produits laitiers - Fromage

La Chèvrerie de Saint Jean

Tarascon

La Chèvrerie de Saint Jean vous propose leurs préparations de fromages de chèvre frais et affinés, de la faisselle et de la brousse ... Passez vos commandes!

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

Villages of Provence

Villages of Provence

Lifestyle

Villages the world over envy us!

Chichis and panisses

Chichis and panisses

What will it be - 'Chichis Frégis' or 'Panisses'?! Make your choice at The Estaque quarter of Marseille.

Rosé

Rosé

Lifestyle

Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all

The Three Kings Cake

The Three Kings Cake

Tradition

Epiphany in Provence is like nowhere else!