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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  • Internet access
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  4. La Canterane

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Where to stay

Le Phoenix
Holiday rental

Le Phoenix

Tarascon

1st flr: kitchen with oven and dining area. Lobby / lounge with a sofa, TV, coffee table. 1 bedroom, 1 double bed. 1 bedroom, 1 single bed. Shower room/Toilet. 20 m² terrace, with garden furniture. Baby seat on request. Common outdoor asphalt-covered space of 300 m². Central heating included.…

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…

La Maison
B&B

La Maison

Tarascon

Chambre chez l'habitant dans une maison de ville située au coeur de Tarascon dans une petite impasse calme. Commerces et transports à proximité.

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.

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…

Le Balcon
Holiday rental

Le Balcon

Tarascon

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

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…

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.

Le Cigalon
Holiday rental

Le Cigalon

Tarascon

Au coeur d'un grand parc arboré, dans un mas appartement de plain pied bien équipé tout confort avec jardinet clos proche des Alpilles, Camargue, tous sites provençaux réputés, calme.

Things to do

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…

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!

La Ciergerie de l'Abbaye des Prémontrés
Craftsman

La Ciergerie de l'Abbaye des Prémontrés

Tarascon

In their Tarascon workshop, the Candle-Makers of the Abbey of the Prémontrés continue to use the skills of the White Fathers of the Prémontrés of Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey. You can discover two production techniques dating back to the 15th century and passed down by the master…

Les Amphores
Christmas crib figures

Les Amphores

Tarascon

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

La Forge du Roy René - ferronnerie d'art
Craftsman

La Forge du Roy René - ferronnerie d'art

Tarascon

Depuis 1883, pour Antoine UGUET, la forge est une affaire de famille : quatre générations se sont succédées en se transmettant l'héritage de ce savoir-faire. Aujourd'hui, les techniques d'autrefois ont été remises au goût du jour dans le plus grand respect de la tradition, chaque pièce…

Where to eat

Les Echevins
Cuisine de Provence

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

Tradition

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

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Lifestyle

The 'OM'

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Lifestyle

Fashion

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Serving tourism

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So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.