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
20 cours Carnot
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Where to stay
Domaine exceptionnel de 5 ha, en campagne, maison indépendante, cheminée, piscine clôturée, terrasse 45 m2, BB, table chaises en teck, parking. Draps, serviettes de bain et piscine, ménage à la fin de séjour inclus. Choix du grand lit double ou 2 lits simples pour chaque chambre. Jeu pour…
This quiet, family camping site, 1km from the town centre (many shops, markets) at the heart of the reowned Provence sites, offers a warm welcome and much appreciated services; 15x8 swimming pool, 3x3 paddling pool, playground, snack bar, free wifi and, in peak season, entertainment for adults…
Mas De L'olive
En campagne mas de 220 m2, 4 chambres avec lits doubles, salon cheminée et espace billard, cuisine spacieuse très équipée, 2 salles de bains dont une balnéo, piscine clôturée avec aquabike, douche solaire, et divers jeux, pool-house avec cuisine d'été, espace enfants balançoire et…
L'oustaou De Poupaille
Provençal house next to hosts' home in the countryside in the heart of an orchard. Living room. Equipped kitchen (freezer) 3 bedrooms with 3 double beds and 2 single beds. Each has its own bathroom and toilet. Terrace with furniture and barbecue. Sheets provided. Located 12 km from Avignon and…
One storey house, roomy, fully renovated. Adjacent to the gite 331 on an 11-hectare farm. Gite 329 and the owners' residence on site. Enclosed 25 m² terrace with partial shade. Living room/lounge with wood stove (wood included). Built in kitchen. Dryer. WC. Bathroom. 3 double bed rooms. Sheets…
Senchon De Bournissac
Logement de charme, 74 m2, dans l'hôtel particulier Senchon de Bournissac (17 et 18ème siècles) entièrement rénové, au coeur des remparts de Noves (200 m des commerces, situation très calme). Derrière une imposante façade ordonnancée s'ouvre une vaste cage à l'escalier monumental orné…
Mme Maryse et M. Raphaël Tribo
3 bedrooms for 2 people on the ground floor each with a private bathroom and toilet. 1 bedroom with large double bed and kitchenette, 1 bedroom with twin beds, 1 bedroom with large double bed. TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in each bedroom. Independent entrance. Garden level floor.…
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…
Things to do
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Where to eat
Le Bistrot Provençal
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…
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 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…
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 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…
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…