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
Meublé 50 m², beaucoup de lumière naturelle. Pièce principale, de couleur vive. Cuisine entièrement équipée. Petite salle d'eau avec douche vitrée, lavabo et WC. Chambre, avec lit à baldaquin queen-size,, bibliothèque, un rideau de mousseline la sépare d'un coin salon.
Mas de la Luna
Elegant property with a park of one hectare wooded and planted with olive trees. Recently renovated, it offers luxury, calm and intimacy, 5 beautiful air-conditioned rooms, 5 bathrooms. Long pool, pool house equipped with a summer kitchen allowing you to enjoy the outdoor spaces day and…
Mas Des Limites
Au coeur de la Provence, entre Avignon et les Alpilles, Luberon et Camargue, ce mas rénové du XVIIIème propose un environnement calme et reposant, avec son jardin paysager et sa piscine, les terrasses privatives de chaque chambre (avec salon de jardin confortable en teck ou en résine…
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…
Duplex 24 m2, poolside, countryside, fenced.Stay with convertible 2 seats, kitchen equipped. Mezzanine with bed in 140.Private terrace.In common to the 2nd furnished:washing machine, swimming pool, spa, garden, bowling alley, ping-pong, Animals accepted, including horses (box available)Household…
Things to do
Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Hawecker
The pâtisserie and chocolaterie, which has been located on the Cours Carnot for ten years, is a small, family-run business producing many home-made specialities. Firstly, a wide range of gâteaux, with some ten home-made creations which change depending on the season. Then, several chocolate…
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…
At the age of 7 years, Stephen was waiting for Christmas with impatience. Every year, it's him who was responsible to install and set up the crib around the Christmas tree. At the age of retirement, he decided to build in the old fridge of his farmhouse and his surrender, a nursery that is…
Le Château Féodal des Comtes de Provence
Au sommet de la colline du Griffon se dresse le château féodal des XIIIème et XVème siècles. Cette ancienne forteresse des Comtes de Provence est classée monument historique. Les visites guidées permettent de découvrir Benoît XIII, un personnage hors du commun, l'architecture, la vie…
Les délices 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
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…
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…
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…
Camille in Provence
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…
Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!
Happiness is in the lavender field!
When we talk about the South of France, what's the first thing we think of? The MEDITERRANEAN SEA! (and the sun of course – it's all part of the package).
This summer fish is the stuff both legends and dishes are made of