Office de Tourisme de Châteaurenard
Châteaurenard - Tourist office
At the foot of the hill and its majestic castle, Châteaurenard, a "market gardening town", houses its 15,000 inhabitants, while retaining the friendliness and tranquillity of a small Provençal town. Also, it is an ideal holiday resort in the heart Provence.
Châteaurenard cultivates history!
History is carved in capital letters into the stones of the 13th and 15th century feudal castle, ancient fortress of the Counts of Provence, or drawn into the grooves of the market gardening landscape. From its towers, it offers a panoramic view of the Arles Provençal land. Visitors can admire the Durance valley, the Popes' city and the Ventoux, Alpilles and Luberon mountains.
Its wealth today comes from working the land and knowledge of ancient irrigation. In an effort to preserve its heritage, the Agrarian Tools Museum shares this rural heritage.
History is magnified by authentic traditional festivals that punctuate the seasons. The Christmas Market and the Santons Fair animate the beginning of winter. Florissim'art, the flower and arts market, celebrates the return of spring. Different bullfighting events from spring to autumn satisfy both discerning aficionados and curious neophytes. From July to September, carts pulled by 60 horses symbolise the living heritage and traditions of Châteaurenard.
In addition to quality accommodation at the gateway of the major Provençal tourist sites, such as Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Marseilles, Châteaurenard offers many activities including walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, a swimming pool, tennis courts, other sports fields, outdoor activities including a trial mountain biking area, fitness trails and orienteering.
- Pets allowed
- Accessible for disabled
- Public car park
Information provided by OT Terre de Provence
Office de Tourisme de Terre de Provence
20 cours Carnot
- 04 90 24 25 50
Where to stay
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…
Air-conditioned hotel, traditional construction, with spacious rooms, comfortable with private toilets, TV, soundproof WI-FI. All rooms are non-smoking, tel. Full breakfast: bread, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, hot drinks, fruit juice. Distributor of drinks, confectionery, sandwiches in the lobby.…
Totally independent house with 5 bedrooms on private garden, with swimming pool. 1000 m² garden fully enclosed, with an electric portal. On the ground floor: Large living-room of 40 m² with lounge (2 leather sofas, stone bench, fireplace -wood not included-, TV and DVD player) and dining room…
Le Petit Moulin
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…
Studio Du Mas De L'ecureuil
In the quiet of the countryside, air-conditioned Studio of 44 sqm with neat decoration located on the grounds of the owners. On the ground floor: living room with 1 Convertible sofa. Fully equipped American kitchen (LL, LV). 1 shower room with WC. Upstairs: large mezzanine bedroom with 2 beds/1…
This quiet and family-friendly campsite, 1 km from the city centre in the heart of the famous sites, warm welcome and appreciated services: heated pool, paddling pool, playground, snack bar, free wifi and in season entertainment for all. 1 PMR mobile home. Animals accepted under…
Contemporary MAS of standing, large kitchen, dining room, stay, salon.2500 m2 garden, swimming pool 15 x 4 heated supplement 35 EUR/animal. EDF according to consumption in low season for pool heating, fresh extra (of the 1st week of September until the 2nd week of June included).
Things to do
Distillerie Frigolet liqueur
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…
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…
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…
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…
Le Cellier de Laure
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…
Where to eat
LE PRE GOURMAND
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…
Le Carré Noir
Le Carré Noir vous propose une cuisine simple avec des produits de qualité. Dans une ambiance moderne et chaleureuse,découvrez ce lieu unique à 10 minutes d'Avignon, au coeur du village de Rognonas ! Vous aurez le choix : la salle, confortable et accueillante, avec vue sur la cuisine ouverte…
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…