Office de Tourisme de Tarascon
Tarascon - Tourist office
Tarascon has an impressive heritage to discover by sharing its traditions, festivals and the lifestyle of this beautiful Provençal town.
A heritage town rich in history, Tarascon preserves important evidence of the great architectural epochs. You will be captivated by the Provence castle, an impressive building, which was the residence of the princes of Anjou. On the occasion of medieval festivals during the third weekend of August, the castle becomes the majestic scenery of sparring and equestrian games that take you back dramatically to the time of the Tarascon tournaments imposed by King René. The castle stands facing the Sainte Marthe church, whose crypt houses the relics of the Saint.
Martha arrived on a beach in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer beside Marie Jacobé and Marie Salomé, and settled in Tarascon after ascending the Rhone. Performing multiple miracles, she fought victoriously the "Tarasque", a monster who inhabited the banks of the Rhone and terrorised the population. Since 2005, the popular Tarasque festivals, which take place every summer, were proclaimed as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The whole town is an invitation to discover classified and varied heritage with its picturesque streets, arcades, cloisters and chapels, and magnificent mansions. Tarascon is also a Provençal town that embraces daily its traditions and its lifestyle. In the old preserved centre, the Souleiado Museum reveals the secrets of making the famous "Indians" or Provençal fabrics. The Cité du Cheval allows you to meet the future stars of the show and equestrian art. A town that lives off the land, Tarascon meet your expectations with its gourmet Provençal market, specialities and fine tables. Nearby, between the Rhone and the Alpilles Regional Natural Park, Tarascon is your starting point for long walks and hikes between the Rhone, the Alpilles and Montagnette.
- Accessible for disabled
- Public car park
Information provided by OT Tarascon
62 rue Des Halles
- 04 90 91 03 52
04 90 91 22 96
Where to stay
Bénéficiant d'une terrasse bien exposée ainsi que d'une vue sur le jardin, Fortunette vous accueille à Tarascon, en Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, à 20 km d'Avignon. Les chambres de Fortunette comprennent une salle de bains privative ainsi que des toilettes indépendantes et privées.…
1st flr: kitchen with oven and dining area. Lobby / lounge with a sofa, TV, coffee table. 1 bedroom, 1 double bed. 1 bedroom, 1 single bed. Shower room/Toilet. 20 m² terrace, with garden furniture. Baby seat on request. Common outdoor asphalt-covered space of 300 m². Central heating included.…
Things to do
L'Antre de la Tarasque
The cave of the Tarasque can be found at 15 bis, Rue des Halles, under the arches of this Middle Age road. The Tarasque we see here is a 20th century mobile Tarasque; it is the one still brought out today for the racing games during the Tarasque festivals on the last weekend in June. When King…
Atelier de Lutherie- réparation et vente
REPARATION ET VENTE D'INSTRUMENTS A VENTS Christian THOMASSIN Pour éviter les usures prématurées et bien d'autres désagréments. Qu'ils soient d'études ou professionnels, les cuivres et bois ont besoin d'être périodiquement révisés. Pour obtenir un service fiable et de qualité il est…
Domaine du Grand Castelet
Dans la famille Gallego-Pouget, on se transmet le domaine viticole du Grand Castelet de génération en génération depuis le XIXème siècle. La propriété, bordée d'un côté par le Rhône et de l'autre par les Alpilles, offre un cadre idyllique pour produire un vin en IGP Alpilles sur plus…
Boutique du Monatère de la Visitation
Situé à l'entrée du monatère de la visitation, un petit magasin propose la production artisanale des Visitandines. Ainsi, on peut acquérir légumes, confitures, miel, tisanes (tilleul et verveine), essence de lavande, confection pour enfants (robes, sorties de bain)produits au sein du…
La Ciergerie de l'Abbaye des Prémontrés
In their Tarascon workshop, the Candle-Makers of the Abbey of the Prémontrés continue to use the skills of the White Fathers of the Prémontrés of Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey. You can discover two production techniques dating back to the 15th century and passed down by the master…
Rue du Château
Located close to the mediaeval fortress of King René, the Rue des Halles, near the Jewish quarter and the Hôtel de Ville, contains some superb 16th and 17th century buildings. Take the time to stroll along this magnificent mediaeval street which is still just as charming as ever!
La ferme de Gratte-Semelle
The magnificent orchards of Gratte-Semelle farm extend between Avignon and Tarascon, opposite the Alpilles and on the slopes of La Montagnette. This agricultural operation is perfectly suited to nature: human intervention without damaging the environment, maintenance and development of secured…
Place Alexandrine Bremond
In memory of its poetess, the town of Tarascon erected a statue in her honour and named one of its squares after her. Elisabeth 'Alexandrine' Brémond (29 October 1858, Tarascon - 22 June 1898), better known by the name of Brémonde de Tarascon, was a Félibran poetess. The recurrent themes of…
Where to eat
Master restaurateur Christian Chay takes pride in perpetuating a family tradition dating back to 1945. His lovingly-prepared cuisine is also a tribute to regional culinary customs, although the sun-packed flavours have evolved with the times. The dishes here provide an explosion of Provencal…