Itinéraire 4 : Boucle à partir de Châteaurenard dans la plaine du Comtat et la Montagnette

Châteaurenard, Boulbon, Graveson, Eyragues, Saint Andiol, Tarascon, Barbentane, Noves, Maillane, Cabannes, Verquières - Sightseeing route - Toute l'année

The variety and richness of the landscapes of the hinterland have inspired many painters. Departing from Châteaurenard, the road crosses the plain of comtat and the Massif of the Montagnette punctuated by villages of varied faces: Graveson and Museum Chabaud, in honor of the child painter of the country the neo-Gothic Abbey Saint-Michel-du-Frigolet Barbentane and its medieval remains. At halfway, Tarascon will unveil its secrets and its legendary Monster. Then the charm of the villages will host country tones of the landscapes of this route: Maillane and spirit of Frédéric Mistral, Eyragues, Verquières, Saint-Andiol, Cabannes and Noves. In this valley of the lower Durance reveal themselves thousand and some orchards. It is well water from the Durance channelled through the network of gaudres and of roubines which allowed the establishment of vegetable and fruit farming prosperous. This route ends in Châteaurenard where is located the fountain of the Durance stating that... "Water is gold!

Information provided byBouches du Rhône Tourisme

  • Towns visited

    Barbentane
    Boulbon
    Cabannes
    Eyragues
    Graveson
    Maillane
    Noves
    Saint Andiol
    Tarascon
    Verquières

  • Transport means

    Personal vehicle

  • Distance

    74km

  • Duration

    1/2 day

Nearby

  1. La Maison de Lili

    B&B

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  2. L'Escoundu

    Holiday rental

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  3. Mme Mado Crouzet

    B&B

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  4. LE PRE GOURMAND

    Food guide restaurant

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Where to stay

Auberge de Noves
Hotel

Auberge de Noves

Noves

Located halfway between Avignon and the Alpilles, this 19th-century manor with an adjoining chapel houses 19 rooms + 4 prestige apartments / junior suites. The property covers over 10 acres with private walking trails. Outdoor heated pool. 18 hole golf courses nearby. Tennis court. Bicycles…

La Tuilerie
Holiday rental

La Tuilerie

Noves

Domaine exceptionnel de 5 ha, en campagne, maison indépendante, cheminée, piscine clôturée, terrasse 45 m2, BB, tbl chs en tek, parking. Draps, serv de bain et piscine, ménage à la fin de séjour inclus. Choix du gr lit db ou 2 lits smp pour chaque chb. Jeu pour enfants: trampoline,…

La Maison de Lili
B&B

La Maison de Lili

Châteaurenard

Big bedroom, small living room for 1 couple in a country villa. Adjoining bathroom. Fridge, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave. Patio, deck chairs, swimming pool with time slots (morning until 1pm and from 5 to 9 PM). Separate entrance from host's. Bikes can be lent.

Onisflor
Holiday rental

Onisflor

Eyragues

Apartment surrounded by olive groves. Located on the owners' property in the heart of the Alpilles mountains. Living room with 2-person sofabed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom with 2 single beds. Washroom. Separate toilets. Air conditioning. Terrace with patio furniture. Access to owners' pool.

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

L'Escoundu
Holiday rental

L'Escoundu

Rognonas

Lovely renovated Provencal farmhouse on a garden of 3000 sq.m., adjoining the owners'residence, located in the village between the Alpilles and Durance, at the doors to the papal city of Avignon. Ground floor : living-room, TV. Kitchen. Microwave. Washing-machine. Dishwasher. WC. First floor : 1…

Mme Colette et M. Charly Bertrand
B&B

Mme Colette et M. Charly Bertrand

Châteaurenard

In this eighteenth century farmhouse, on 1ha, these guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has a private bathroom and televison. Garden furniture, equipped summer kitchen available. Children's bed can be provided.

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 Rociera
B&B

La Rociera

Châteaurenard

In a guest house where nature, silence and discretion are assured. Spacious with shower, private lounge and terrace. Separate entrance, private parking, 4.5 x 9.5 m swimming pool. Bicycles. Extra children's bed available.

Things to do

L'accroc des toiles
Craftsman

L'accroc des toiles

Châteaurenard

Restauration de tableaux, création de dessins et peintures. S

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…

Patricia Boinay
Craftsman

Patricia Boinay

Châteaurenard

Création de bijoux artisanaux en argent, sans machine, sans moule, sans laminoir. Création de bijoux sur commande, restauration. Pièces uniques

Cellier du Castel
Wines

Cellier du Castel

Châteaurenard

Tous vins de France, champagnes, spiritueux, idées de cadeaux, personnalisation de bouteilles, stages d'initiation à la dégustation de vin, sur rendez-vous. Vente en ligne

Le Mas des Chèvres
Cheese

Le Mas des Chèvres

Châteaurenard

Production et vente de fromages de chèvre et de produits laitiers au lait de chèvre (faisselles et fromages blancs). Vente sur le marché des producteurs au MIN (Châteaurenard) le samedi matin d’avril à octobre, puis sur le marché de la Crau de Châteaurenard de février à fin mars et en…

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…

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…

EURL Michel Tessier
Craftsman

EURL Michel Tessier

Châteaurenard

Création et ventes d'objets de décoration en inox brossé. Thèmes : Provence, Camargue, contemporain

Where to eat

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 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…

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 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 PRE GOURMAND
Food guide restaurant

LE PRE GOURMAND

Eyragues

It was quite a challenge setting up in the middle of a field! But Christine Fare and Patrick Léonce did it, transforming the ancient family-owned sheepfold into a contemporary-style restaurant set under a cedar timber frame. Christine Fare takes care of the service while Patrick Léonce works…

Inspirations

Lifestyle

The siesta

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Terroir

Provence's markets

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Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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