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
At the exit of the village of Rognonas, between Avignon and Alpilles, independent House from 1934 on a 1000 sqm garden. An ideal location to visit the main sites of Provence : the charm of a family home with trees and flowers, on a completely closed area, parking on the property (2-3 cars). All…
La Maison Telma
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Things to do
Musée des outils agraires
Take a colourful walk through the museum and learn about the development of agriculture in the area, thanks to a collection of ancient tools which were used by cereal farmers, wine makers and market gardeners, some dating back to the 19th century. Find out how these women strived to get the best…
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. Rendez-vous conseillé. Atelier de couture : Madame Toucan propose…
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…
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Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
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Where to eat
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
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Camille in Provence
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LE PRE GOURMAND
Le Pré Gourmand is a huge contemporary restaurant which opens onto the meadow. A discreet, efficient place ideal for having a break. Patrick Léonce's cuisine is creative, colourful and full of emotion and contrasts, but it remains authentic, highlighting each of the regional products used. What…
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