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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Le paysage agricole de la plaine du Comtat
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…
Where to stay
In the heart of a Provençal village in an 18th century village farmhouse, apartment on the 1st floor Independent entrance with a spiral staircase in the tower of the ramparts. . Common parking for both rentals in the gate-closed courtyard. 4x2 basin in the courtyard,
Very nice apartment of 100 m2, independent, in the mas of the owners. Ground floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, room 50 m2, exposed stone, provencal ceiling, laundry room with wc. Floor: room with double bed, bathroom, separate wc, terrace, bedroom with 2 beds, shower room and separate wc.…
Senchon De Bournissac
Logement calme entièrement rénové, situé dans l'Hôtel Bournissac (17 et 18è S.) à 200 m des commerces. Les matériaux authentiques et aménagements anciens ont été conservés et mis en valeur pour la préservation du patrimoine (carreaux de ciment au sol, peintures de Noves). Accueil par…
Le Vieux Figuier
Fully air-conditioned attic apartment, 1st floor of the owners' villa, very quiet area, 1 km from the CV.Stay with convertible, kitchen area, freezer.Room with 1 bed of 2 people and 1 cot. Pool 8X4m.Night possible: from 45 to 65 EUR depending on the season
Things to do
Eglise Saint Baudile
The present church is known to be built on the site of a Roman place of worship. The first Christian chapel was built there in the 10th century. All that remains of the 12th century Romanesque church is the semi-circular apse, followed by a window surmounted by a cupola which supports a bell…
Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
Au sommet de la colline du Griffon se dresse le château féodal des XIIIème et XVème siècles. Cette ancienne forteresse des Comtes de Provence est classée monument historique. Les visites guidées permettent de découvrir Benoît XIII, un personnage hors du commun, l'architecture, la vie…
L'atelier de Cédric Mataix est un lieu de création, de recherche et de diversité. La vaisselle de grès à vivre au quotidien côtoie des pièces décoratives inspirées par la nature, où terres craquelées et émaux se mêlent et s'enrichissent. Il réalise aussi des pièces uniques en…
Broderies pour particuliers et professionnels. Linge de maison, listes de naissances, mariages. Créations textiles-couture. Artisanat "made in France". Location de machine pour usage sur place en autonomie. Vente de fournitures. Rendez-vous conseillé. Atelier de couture : Madame Toucan propose…
Where to eat
Camille in Provence
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…
La Maison - Domaine de Bournissac
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…
Auberge de 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 Mas de l'Echanson
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…
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