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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  • Surrounding cities

    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

Le Petit Moulin
Holiday rental

Le Petit Moulin

Noves

Domaine exceptionnel de 5 ha, en campagne, maison indépendante, cheminée, piscine clôturée, terrasse 45 m2, BB, table chaises en teck, parking. Draps, serviette de bain et piscine, ménage à la fin de séjour inclus. Choix du grand lit double ou 2 lits simple pour chaque chambre. Jeu pour…

Marie-Rose
Campsite

Marie-Rose

Noves

In the countryside, plenty of shade, easy access for motor homes, catering on site, swimming pool, children's playground, washing machine. New hosts since 2006. Approval by the academic inspection for school groups 2007.

Le jardin des amandiers
B&B

Le jardin des amandiers

Châteaurenard

Idéalement située en bordure de forêt, magnifique propriété de 5000m2 : 4 chambres décorées avec goût et matériaux de qualité. Piscine (4x11m) sans vis-à-vis, sur terrain arboré d'une centaine d'amandiers, d'arbres fruitiers, d'oliviers, de pieds de vigne et de bouquets de lavande.…

Les Mimosas
B&B

Les Mimosas

Eyragues

Chambres d'hôtes en campagne avec salle de bains privative et terrasse, lits grande taille 160x200. Piscine

Le Rouge Gorge
Holiday rental

Le Rouge Gorge

Châteaurenard

Mas contemporain de standing, Grande cuisine équipée, salle à manger, séjour, salon.2500 m2 jardin arboré, piscine de 15x4 chauffée supplément 35 EUR/animal. EDF selon consommation en basse saison pour chauffage piscine, frais supplémentaire (de la 1ére semaine de septembre jusqu'à la…

La Cascadelle
Holiday rental

La Cascadelle

Eyragues

Christine et Marc vous accueillerons dans une charmante villa neuve de 103m2, grand confort située dans un quartier calme à environ 1km du village. Avec vue sur la montagnette, piscine privée sécurisée, salon de jardin et bain de soleil, jardin arboré.

Le Pilon d'Agel
Campsite

Le Pilon d'Agel

Noves

In the heart of Provence, pitches shaded and delimited. Green, quiet area. Swimming pool, children pool, various games. Rental comfort. Chalets of 6 people, mobilhomes for 4 people.No groups in July and August.

The Tower of Aurose
B&B

The Tower of Aurose

Noves

In a charming village house, close to the ramparts Michel and Marie welcome you with pleasure

La Villa Ocre
Holiday rental

La Villa Ocre

Châteaurenard

Villa in quiet area, ground floor.Fully equipped kitchen, Garden, fenced pool, parking in courtyard with gate.Plancha gas, table tennis, billiards.

Things to do

Dany Prayet
Craftsman

Dany Prayet

Châteaurenard

Creation of jewellery and decorative items such as vases and cups using Egyptian clay (natural turquoise enamel), varnished clay and raku. One-of-a-kind items and commissions. Courses for adults and children from October to June, flexible hours.

Distillerie Frigolet liqueur
Producer

Distillerie Frigolet liqueur

Châteaurenard

Tasting and sales. The production of the Frigolet liqueur.began in Châteaurenard in 1865. Father Gaucher, a famous character from the stories of Alphonse Daudet, had developed a 'green, golden, hot, sparkling, exquisite' liqueur (extract from Letters From My Windmill). This divine drink has been…

Le Rucher d'Aurillac
Producer

Le Rucher d'Aurillac

Châteaurenard

Installé à Châteaurenard depuis 1985, le Rucher d'Auriac propose une gamme variée de miels (lavande, acacia, châtaignier, garrigue, toutes fleurs) récoltés sur les ruches de la propriété. Tous les produits se retrouvent sur le marché de Châteaurenard le dimanche matin, ainsi qu'au…

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…

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 coeur 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…

Eglise Saint Baudile
Monument

Eglise Saint Baudile

Noves

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…

Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker
Greed, Greediness

Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker

Châteaurenard

The pâtisserie and chocolaterie, which has been located on the Cours Carnot for ten years, is a small, family-run business producing many home-made specialities. Firstly, a wide range of gâteaux, with some ten home-made creations which change depending on the season. Then, several chocolate…

Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
Cultural place

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. 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…

Sculpteur de pierre
Craftsman

Sculpteur de pierre

Noves

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

Where to eat

Le Mas de l'Echanson
Table 13

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…

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…

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…

The Central
Cuisine de Provence

The Central

Châteaurenard

Master Restorer, we offer fresh seasonal products. Traditional brasserie food. Shaded patio. Free underground parking up to 8 pm nearby.

Inspirations

Candied Fruit

Candied Fruit

A gourmet treat…

Provence has been famed for its candied fruit from time immemorial. In the early 16th century, the region was fairly impoverished. Fruit grew here in abundance, but much of it was lost every year.

The herbs de Provence

The herbs de Provence

'Herbes de Provence', the perfume of our sun-baked hills...

The Calanques

The Calanques

Art de Vivre

The 'Calanques' – Genuine little corners of paradise!

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake