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
Le jardin des amandiers
Ideally located on the edge of forest, magnificent property of 5000 m 2: 4 rooms decorated with taste and quality materials. Pool (4x11m) unopposed, on grounds of hundreds of almond trees, with fruit trees, olive trees, vines and bunches of lavender. Rooms with high-quality bedding for absolute…
Well furnished studio with separate entrance on the ground floor of the villa hosts. Ideal location for exploring the Alpilles and Arles. Ground floor: Kitchen / dining area / sleeping area. Bathroom/toilet. Central heating included in rental. Sheets for hire 15€/week. 5mx10m, 1.40m depth pool…
Le nid de la Huppe
"Le Nid de la Huppe vous propose un logement de charme pour deux ( ou trois ) personnes doté de tout le confort souhaité dans une ambiance bohème-chic ! Du jardin , planté d'essences méditerranéennes , à la terrasse à l'ombre du figuier et à quelques pas de la piscine , vous serez…
Studio Du Mas De L'ecureuil
Au calme de la campagne, studio climatisé de 44 m² à la décoration soignée situé sur le terrain des propriétaires. Au RdC : Séjour/Salon avec 1 canapé convertible. Cuisine américaine entièrement équipée (LL, LV). 1 salle d'eau avec WC. A l'étage : vaste chambre en mezzanine avec…
Duplex 24 m2, au bord de la piscine, campagne, clôturé. Séjour avec convertible 2 places, cuisine équipée. Mezzanine avec lit en 140. Terrasse privative. En commun au 2ème meublé : lave linge, piscine, spa, jardin, boulodrome, ping-pong, Animaux acceptés, dont chevaux (box à…
Cottage, countryside, next to the villa owners, on the ground floor: 2 rooms, 1 room for living, shower, wc. Communal pool, enclosed garden of 2500 m2. Animals under conditions. Tranquility, relaxation guaranteed. Closed parking, free use of bikes. Cleaning services optional.
Semi-detached gîte on a working farm in the countryside. 1 other gîte on the property. Household linen & towel hire. Gd fl: living rm/kitchen,TV rm, lounge, shower rm with WC. 1st fl: 2 double bedrms, 2 twin bedrms, shower rm, WC. Gas heating. Crib & high chair available. Microwave & CD…
Things to do
Village de Noves
This small village on the Durance Plain was fortified in the 14th century and is bursting with character. In this village, the home of Laura de Noves whom Petrarque sang about in his 'Canzionere', visitors can admire the Romanesque Saint Baudile church, the 12th and 14th century ramparts, Notre…
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…
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…
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…
Where to eat
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…
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…
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…
'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake
Whether it's served hot with a salad, used to crown a cheese platter, or savoured fresh with honey or olive oil, goat's cheese is an absolute culinary must. Provence's dry, sunny climate is perfect for goat breeding -and that's lucky for us!
A story that will make you turn to jelly...
As yellow as sunshine and as warm as a winter fireplace... The quince isn't very pretty, but the people of Provence love it. You could even say that a passion has been born between this irregular-shaped fruit, somewhat resembling a dented, rustic pear and our lovers of jams, jellies and pastes.