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…

Nearby

  1. La Tour d'Aurose

    B&B

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  2. Le Jentelin

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  3. Le Pilon d'Agel

    Campsite

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  4. Le Tillo

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

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…

Akena City
Hotel

Akena City

Châteaurenard

This hotel and traditional building offers 30 spacious, comfortable and well soundproofed rooms. All rooms are equipped with bathroom, TV, telephone. rooms for the disabled, smoking and non smoking rooms, internet. Terrace and closed parking.

La Tour d'Aurose
B&B

La Tour d'Aurose

Noves

Michel and Marie will be pleased to welcome you to their charming village house close to the battlements

Mme Sigrun Getto
B&B

Mme Sigrun Getto

Châteaurenard

1 guest bedroom with a double bed (1.80m) and private bathroom. Adjoining bedroom with 140cm bed and a sofa bed. Possibility of TV, cassette/radio/CD player. Fridge. Library. Bikes can be lent.

Mas Saint Jean
B&B

Mas Saint Jean

Noves

4 bedrooms with bathrooms, heated swimming pool, closed and shady garden, patio and pool house. Two living rooms and one dining room with fireplace.

Sud
Holiday rental

Sud

Noves

House adjoining the owners House in countryside but close to shops.

Le Mazet
Holiday rental

Le Mazet

Châteaurenard

Studio indépendant climatisé de 22 m² situé dans le jardin des propriétaires. Pièce principale avec kitchenette et coin nuit avec un lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau avec WC. TV cablée. Lave-linge. Terrasse ombragée de 22 m² avec salon de jardin et barbecue. Portique dans jardin.…

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,…

Mas Max
B&B

Mas Max

Châteaurenard

2 double bedrooms in the countryside, 2.5 h of grounds in a beautiful and very quiet environment. Refrigerator, lounge adjoining each bedroom. Covered outdoor patio. Very hearty breakfasts. Heated swimming pool. TV

Things to do

Madame Toucan
Craftsman

Madame Toucan

Châteaurenard

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 Atelier de couture : Madame Toucan propose des cours-accompagnement…

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…

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 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…

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…

Sculpteur de pierre
Craftsman

Sculpteur de pierre

Noves

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

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...

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…

L'accroc des toiles
Craftsman

L'accroc des toiles

Châteaurenard

Restauration de tableaux, création de dessins et peintures. S

Where to eat

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…

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…

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 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…

Inspirations

Tradition

Marcel Pagnol

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Terroir

The Olive

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The Feria

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