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Châteaurenard - Museum

It took several years, an incalculable number of hours' work, a great deal of patience, meticulousness, precision and above all an unconditional love of Provence to create this magnificent Provençal nativity scene. It is more than a nativity scene, it is a summary of the heritage of the most aromatic region in France, the region of Etienne Gaillardet, the creator of this magical place located in La Crau de Châteaurenard (13).
Etienne has been passionate about nativity scenes since the age of 7 and eagerly awaits the Christmas period. Every year, it is Etienne who is responsible for installing and assembling the nativity scene around the Christmas tree. When he reached retirement age, after more than 40 years' good and loyal service as a farmer, he decided to construct one of the most beautiful Provençal nativity scenes in our region, over 65 m2, in the former cold-room of the Mas and in the shed.
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Information provided byOT Châteaurenard

  • Contact

    Mas grichaud
    La Crau
    Chemin

    13160 Châteaurenard

  • Phone

    • 04 90 94 13 94
  • Website

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Where to stay

Le Petit Patio
Holiday rental

Le Petit Patio

Châteaurenard

Appartement (environ 45 m2) de plain pied indépendant sous la maison des propriétaires. 1 chambre avec GL, 1 séjour/cuisine, salle de douche, wc séparé. Grande terrasse, meubles de jardin, piscine 5x3.5 m.

La Maison de Lili
B&B

La Maison de Lili

Châteaurenard

Big bedroom, small living room for 1 couple in a country villa. Adjoining bathroom. Fridge, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave. Patio, deck chairs, swimming pool with time slots (morning until 1pm and from 5 to 9 PM). Separate entrance from host's. Bikes can be lent.

Le Vieux Figuier
Holiday rental

Le Vieux Figuier

Châteaurenard

Air conditioned attic apartment on the 1st floor of the hosts' villa, 1km from the centre of Châteaurenard in very quiet area. Living room with 1 sofa bed (TV and DVD player), kitchen (oven and microwave). Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 baby cot. Connected bathroom with WC. Linen provided on…

Le Jentelin
Holiday rental

Le Jentelin

Châteaurenard

40 m2 gite, in the countryside on the side of the hosts' villa, ground floor. Bedroom, living room, bathroom, separate wc. Small private fenced yard. WM available, freezer, flat screen TV. Shared pool in enclosed 2500 m² garden, tranquility and relaxation assured. Parking in front of the…

Aigue Marine
Holiday rental

Aigue Marine

Eyragues

Elise et gerard ont le plaisir de vous accuellir sur les hauteurs d'Eyragues, face à la montagnette, dans une maison neuve avec piscine 5x11, bordée d'un jardin fleuri.

Mas Des Limites
B&B

Mas Des Limites

Rognonas

Au coeur de la Provence, entre Avignon et les Alpilles, Luberon et Camargue, ce mas rénové du XVIIIème propose un environnement calme et reposant, avec son jardin paysager et sa piscine, les terrasses privatives de chaque chambre (avec salon de jardin confortable en teck ou en résine…

Luberon
Holiday rental

Luberon

Châteaurenard

One storey house, roomy, fully renovated. Adjacent to the gite 331 on an 11-hectare farm. Gite 329 and the owners' residence on site. Enclosed 25 m² terrace with partial shade. Living room/lounge with wood stove (wood included). Built in kitchen. Dryer. WC. Bathroom. 3 double bed rooms. Sheets…

Mas Moulin
Holiday rental

Mas Moulin

Châteaurenard

Mas mitoyen en campagne. Rez-de-chaussée : grand séjour, grande cuisine toute équipée, 1 chambre avec GL, une salle d'eau avec wc, grand cellier. Etage : 2 grandes chambres avec GL, dortoir avec 6 lits simples, salle d'eau et wc séparés. Piscine hors sol, salon de jardin, table de…

Onisflor
Holiday rental

Onisflor

Eyragues

Apartment surrounded by olive groves. Located on the owners' property in the heart of the Alpilles mountains. Living room with 2-person sofabed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom with 2 single beds. Washroom. Separate toilets. Air conditioning. Terrace with patio furniture. Access to owners' pool.

Things to do

L'accroc des toiles
Craftsman

L'accroc des toiles

Châteaurenard

Restauration de tableaux, création de dessins et peintures. S

Patricia Boinay
Craftsman

Patricia Boinay

Châteaurenard

Création de bijoux artisanaux en argent, sans machine, sans moule, sans laminoir. Création de bijoux sur commande, restauration. Pièces uniques

Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
Museum

Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence

Châteaurenard

Au sommet de la colline du Griffon se dresse le château féodal des XIIIème et XVème siècles. Classée monument historique, cette ancienne forteresse des Comtes de Provence est restaurée et entretenue régulièrement. Les visites guidées des différentes salles aménagées, permettent de…

Sculpteur de pierre
Craftsman

Sculpteur de pierre

Noves

Creation of all types of sculpture. Unique, signed works.

Itinéraire 4 : Boucle à partir de Châteaurenard dans la plaine du Comtat et la Montagnette
Sightseeing route

Itinéraire 4 : Boucle à partir de Châteaurenard dans la plaine du Comtat et la Montagnette

Châteaurenard, Boulbon, Graveson, Eyragues, Saint Andiol, Tarascon, Barbentane, Noves, Maillane, Cabannes, Verquières

The variety and richness of the landscapes of the hinterland have inspired many painters. Departing from Châteaurenard, the road crosses the plain of comtat and the Massif of the Montagnette punctuated by villages of varied faces: Graveson and Museum Chabaud, in honor of the child painter of the…

Le paysage agricole de la plaine du Comtat
Hike

Le paysage agricole de la plaine du Comtat

Noves

Ce parcours vous emmènera à la découverte de Noves sur les traces de son patrimoine naturel et historique. D'église en chapelle, de colline en points de vue, vous arpenterez les rues de la commune, les chemins du petit massif forestier du Rougadou ainsi la Petite Crau sur la trace des…

Le Mas des Chèvres
Cheese

Le Mas des Chèvres

Châteaurenard

Production et vente de fromages de chèvre et de produits laitiers au lait de chèvre (faisselles et fromages blancs). Vente sur le marché des producteurs au MIN (Châteaurenard) le samedi matin d’avril à octobre, puis sur le marché de la Crau de Châteaurenard de février à fin mars et en…

Raoulx Stéphanie
Producer

Raoulx Stéphanie

Châteaurenard

Producteur de miel (toutes fleurs et lavande) et produits de la ruche (pollen, propolis). Vente sur l'exploitation, sur rendez-vous.

Musée des outils agraires
Museum

Musée des outils agraires

Châteaurenard

In the heart of this old centre located in a house made of exposed stonework, the Museum of Agricultural Tools recounts the development of agriculture in our region thanks to irrigation. Visitors can discover a varied collection of restored old tools used for growing cereals, vines and…

Where to eat

Le Mas de l'Echanson
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas de l'Echanson

Châteaurenard

The setting: a renovated farmhouse. The team: a renowned chef and sommelier. One undeniable fact: the clients just keep coming back to sample the saffron-dusted mussels and finger-rolls with butter blended with raw vegetables, trilogy of aubergines, nectarine-crusted duck fillet and lavender…

Le Central
Cuisine de Provence

Le Central

Châteaurenard

Located on the main road through the town, Le Central offers traditional cuisine from our wonderful region; dishes are prepared with produce from the market, which are served in the restaurant itself or on its shaded patio. It received the distinction of Maître Restaurateur in 2010. Closed on…

Le Bistrot Provençal
Table 13

Le Bistrot Provençal

Châteaurenard

Including both the likes of Comté fritters and veal blanquette, this menu tells the story of a family of restauranteurs from the Jura region. The Pacaud family upped sticks and settled in the south, in search of sunshine and old-style bistro food. Expect home-cooked, traditional dishes that bare…

Auberge de Noves
Food guide restaurant

Auberge de Noves

Noves

This is one of those pearls hidden deep in Provence: a pretty, peaceful residence, an aristocrat of this welcoming and generous countryside, between Alpilles and Luberon, in 15 hectares of wooded grounds. Three generations of the Lalleman family have held this restaurant since 1955 within walls…

Inspirations

Tradition

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The 'OM'

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