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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  2. La Canterane

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  3. La Montagnette

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  4. Office Municipal de Tourisme - Service de guidages

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Where to stay

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 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…

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…

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 .

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.

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…

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 Balcon
Holiday rental

Le Balcon

Tarascon

Dans un mas provençal, bel appartement indépendant de 95m². Jardin fleuri et piscine.Le tout clôturé.

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.

Things to do

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!

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…

Les Amphores
Christmas crib figures

Les Amphores

Tarascon

Saddlery, leather, herdsmen's clothing and regional souvenir gifts

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…

Boutique du Monatère de la Visitation
Souvenirs

Boutique du Monatère de la Visitation

Tarascon

Situé à l'entrée du monatère de la visitation, un petit magasin propose la production artisanale des Visitandines. Ainsi, on peut acquérir légumes, confitures, miel, tisanes (tilleul et verveine), essence de lavande, confection pour enfants (robes, sorties de bain)produits au sein du…

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.

Ebéniste LUJAN - Artisan, restauration de meubles
Craftsman

Ebéniste LUJAN - Artisan, restauration de meubles

Tarascon

Ebeniste d'art, restauration de meubles.

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!

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…

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

Art de Vivre

The Calanques

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art de vivre

La pétanque

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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