Le Rougadou

Noves, Châteaurenard - Mountains

The Rougadou is a very small (254 ha), isolated in the midst of very few wooded areas. It is located to the Northwest of the Department, near the Durance and the continuity of the Rhone corridor.The Rougadou massif consists of several hills globally oriented in a direction North / South, the low average height, but the relatively steep relief.Due to its positioning in the axis of the Rhone Valley, the massif of the Rougadou is strongly subject to influence by the mistral, blowing sustained a large part of the year.Forming a set of wooded hills, the Rougadou massif presents a very high rate of afforestation (83%), these stands are mainly composed of pine forests in good health condition, accompanied by green oak.Despite its small size the Rougadou massif is a very frequented by the local population (families, hunters, school,...) due to its isolated situation of other larger clumps. Thus, a reception area of the public in the forest (ZAPEF) premiered in limit of massif, in the town of Chateaurenard.Because of its small size, the urban problem is little developed, even if it can report the problem of subdivisions quite difficult to defend in the commune of Noves.

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    Châteaurenard
    Noves

Outings

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…

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Where to stay

Mas Antonia
Holiday rental

Mas Antonia

Noves

Maison à étage, en campagne. Mitoyenne des propriètaires mais totalement indépendante. Très beau jardin. Terrasse privative de 20m² avec mobilier de jardin. Pool house aménagé pour repas, douche à la piscine et plancha. Chauffage de Novembre à mars.

Villa Capucine
Holiday rental

Villa Capucine

Châteaurenard

Villa fraîchement rénovée en campagne et pourtant à deux pas des commerces et proche du centre-ville. 3 chambres avec chacune salle d'eau et wc. Maison très lumineuse et très confortable. Grand jardin cloturé avec une piscine chauffable de 5x11. Espaces ombragés et aménagés.

La Provencale
Holiday rental

La Provencale

Châteaurenard

A 2 km du village, maison indépendante de 180 m² située dans un quartier calme. RdC : grand séjour salon de 39 m². Cuisine indépendante entièrement équipée. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers et SdE attenante. WC indépendants. A l'étage : 1 mezzanine de 20 m² avec coin bureau et…

La Respelido
Holiday rental

La Respelido

Châteaurenard

Gite adjacent to the owners' residence on an ancestral farming concern in the country, but close to shops. Easy access to major roadways to explore all areas of Provence. Groundfloor : living room, TV. Kitchen (microwave, washing-machine). Upstairs : 1 bedroom with twin beds. 1 bedroom with a…

Mas Gabriel
Holiday rental

Mas Gabriel

Châteaurenard

Located in a beautiful countryside environment between Avignon and the Alpilles, traditional farmhouse of the 18th century well restored. Facing South. Ideal base to visit Avignon, the Alpilles, Camargue. Gite G402 on-site. Groundfloor : dining-room/living-room/kitchen (micro-wave,…

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.

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…

SCI Caylaf
B&B

SCI Caylaf

Châteaurenard

Situé au calme, dans le coeur de la zone agricole de La Crau de Châteaurenard, Aurélie & Pascal ont fait de leur Mas une surprenante demeure de charme. La partie principale de la maison est chauffée au bois et l'eau est chauffée au solaire. Le mas est bâti avec les matériaux de la région…

La Sousto
Holiday rental

La Sousto

Châteaurenard

At the south of Avignon, accommodation adjoining the owners'home, ideal for a couple who wish to discover the region. Gite G404 on-site. Groundfloor : large kitchen/dining area looking onto the courtyard of the gite, microwave, wahsing-machine, living-room with TV/DVD with a sofa, 1 bedroom with…

Things to do

Crèche géante
Museum

Crèche géante

Châteaurenard

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…

Le Cellier de Laure
Wines

Le Cellier de Laure

Noves

Une cave coopérative où traditions viticoles et vent de jeunesse font très bon ménage.A Noves, au cœur d’un triangle formé entre Aix-en-Provence, Arles et Avignon, le Cellier de Laure joue pleinement la carte de la modernité, tout en mettant en valeur les fondamentaux de la viticulture…

Le Rougadou
Mountains

Le Rougadou

Noves, Châteaurenard

The Rougadou is a very small (254 ha), isolated in the midst of very few wooded areas. It is located to the Northwest of the Department, near the Durance and the continuity of the Rhone corridor.The Rougadou massif consists of several hills globally oriented in a direction North / South, the low…

Isabelle Schmitt
Craftsman

Isabelle Schmitt

Châteaurenard

Artiste inspirée par la paix humaniste, auteur compositeur, peintre plasticienne, écrivain poète, Isabelle crée des tableaux, des T-shirt, selon ses inspirations ou sur commande personnalisée. Toute sa créativité est au service de votre bien être. Pour des cadeaux originaux. Créations…

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…

Couleurs de Provence
Craftsman

Couleurs de Provence

Châteaurenard

Vente et location de costumes d'Arlésienne, confection sur mesure, accessoires, idées cadeaux et artisanat, avec de nombreux partenaires locaux. Bougies, ferronnerie, bagagerie, bijoux, cosmétiques au lait de jument de Camargue...

Le Rucher d'Aurillac
Producer

Le Rucher d'Aurillac

Châteaurenard

Miel de lavande, châtaigner, garrigue... Bougies en cire d'abeille, propolis.. Vente à la propriété et sur le marché de Châteaurenard le dimanche

Mart'cano
Craftsman

Mart'cano

Châteaurenard

Artiste peintre, sculpteur, graveur. Création de mobilier artistique, pièces uniques. Ateliers de gravures et d'arts plastiques. Se familiariser avec les différentes techniques de la gravure. Gravure sur métal. Monotype. Eau forte. Aquatinte, Carborundum. Pointe sèche. Lino gravure. Stages…

Cinéma l'Eden
Cinema

Cinéma l'Eden

Noves

The Cinéma l'Eden, managed by an association of volunteers, has just gone digital and offers one or two screenings a week, from September to June only. Programme available from the Tourism Office

Where to eat

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…

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…

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…

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…

La Maison - Domaine de Bournissac
Food guide restaurant

La Maison - Domaine de Bournissac

Noves

Set between the Alpilles and Luberon, with fabulous views over Mont Ventoux, this sober, monastic-style building dates back to the 14th century. Its sweet-scented gardens, romantic terraces and cosy lounges are an invitation to happiness. Star-rated chef Christian Peyre's inspired and gracious…

Inspirations

Tradition

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Terroir

Sardines

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