Discover Tarascon & The region

Discover Tarascon


Located on the banks of the Rhône, Tarascon enjoys an idyllic location between Avignon, Nîmes and Arles. You will enjoy strolling through the streets of the center and observing the buildings dating from the 15th and 17th centuries. During your stopover, you may have the opportunity to visit the royal collegiate church of Sainte-Marthe and the Musée du Fabric Provençal. The city's must-see remains its Castle built in the 15th century, it is still today the best-preserved castle in Europe from that time.

Discover Tarascon


Located on the banks of the Rhône, Tarascon enjoys an idyllic location between Avignon, Nîmes and Arles. You will enjoy strolling through the streets of the center and observing the buildings dating from the 15th and 17th centuries. During your stopover, you may have the opportunity to visit the royal collegiate church of Sainte-Marthe and the Musée du Fabric Provençal. The city's must-see remains its Castle built in the 15th century, it is still today the best-preserved castle in Europe from that time.

Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumières


In an 18-minute drive, you will be in the charming village of Baux-de-Provence, perched on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Massif des Alpilles. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the landscapes which surround this village classified among the most beautiful in France. Stroll through the center of the village and discover its monuments such as the Saint-Vincent church, the Santons Museum, the Porte Eyguières and the Chapel of the White Penitents. We recommend that you make a detour to Les Carrières de Lumières where you will witness a superb immersive spectacle of sound and light.

Arles, largest city in France


Less than 20 kilometers separate you from the largest city in France, thanks to its area, Arles. The visit of many monuments, dating from the Roman era, will be on the program such as the Roman Amphitheater, the Ancient Theater, the Cryptoportiques, the Baths of Constantine, the Arles Obelisk, the Alyscamps and the Saint-Trophime Cathedral. To learn more about the history of Arles, we recommend that you visit the Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles. The other activity that we particularly like is a visit to the Luma Foundation, the new temple of contemporary art.

Nîmes, French Rome


To fully discover the city of Nîmes, we invite you to stroll through its streets to discover all the beauty of its monuments: the arenas of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée, the gardens of the Fountain, the Magne tower and the Central Halls. To learn more about the city and the region, visit the city's museums: Musée du Vieux-Nîmes, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Musée des Beaux-Arts and Musée de la Romanité. A few kilometers from Nîmes, we invite you to come to Pont-du-Gard, a masterpiece dating from the 1st century. On this site full of history, you will enjoy strolling through the scrubland.

Avignon, the City of the Popes


The city of Avignon is a 30-minute drive from Hôtel Le Provençal in Tarascon. This city will charm you with the beauty of its center bordered by the ramparts. We recommend that you visit the Pont d'Avignon, the Palais des Papes, the Place Pie, the Notre-Dame des Doms cathedral and the Petit Palais Museum. The best time to discover the city is at the Avignon Festival, where you will see many live shows and plays. Close to Avignon, take a detour to Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, a village separated from Avignon by the Rhône, where life is good and where monuments abound.

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, capital of the flea market


In less than 50 minutes by car, you will be in the heart of the city of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the capital of the flea market. History, vintage and decorative objects enthusiasts will be in paradise. The one that is also nicknamed “the little Venice of Provence” will charm you with its colorful markets, its flower-bedecked banks and its small artisan shops. During your stroll through the streets of the city, head to the Île aux brocantes and the Village des Antiquaires which brings together a large number of second-hand dealers.

Uzès, the first duchy of France


Classified as a “City of Art and History”, Uzès will surprise and charm you with the sumptuousness of its castle, the first duchy of France. Stroll through the streets of the city to enter the medieval garden or to visit the Saint-Théodorit cathedral. The riches will be at the rendezvous in Uzès, do not miss one of the many markets in the city: the third weekend of January to meet the producers of black truffles, Wednesday and Saturday morning on the famous Place aux Herbes .

Aigues-Mortes and its famous salt marshes


Located 60 kilometers from our hotel in Tarascon, find yourself in Aigues-Mortes. Arriving by road, you will be surprised by the ramparts erected in the Middle Ages and surrounding the city. Go through the city gates and stroll through the alleys to meet its inhabitants and its monuments: the Tour de Constance, the Place Saint-Louis, the Notre-Dame-des-Sablons church and the various chapels. Outside the city, we advise you to go to the salt marshes of Aigues-Mortes. Visit these famous salt flats on a 1-hour guided tour.

The Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer


The Camargue is renowned for its wild flora and fauna, stroll to meet its marshes, its wild horses, its herds of Camargue bulls and its pink flamingos. During your stay in the Camargue, we advise you to visit Saint-Gilles, the gate of the Camargue, a city with a rich history, but also to discover Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the capital of the Camargue . In this town, you can indulge in idleness on the fine sandy beaches, learn more about the region by visiting the Camargue Museum and the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park.

Aix-en-Provence, the city of 1000 fountains


Caught up by the sound of cicadas, the generous sun, the southern accent and the tasty calissons, fall under the spell of Aix-en-Provence. It is on the Cours Mirabeau that you will appreciate all the sweetness of life of the town, you can stop in one of the many cafes, go shopping in the shops or marvel at the fountain of the Rotonde. Aix-en-Provence is also a city steeped in history marked by the passage of Paul Cézanne and by the Second World War. We invite you to come to Camp des Milles and the Cézanne workshop.

Gordes, hilltop village in the Luberon


The Luberon Regional Natural Park is known for its hilltop villages. One of the best known and most prestigious is the village of Gordes, perched on its rock at 373 m. Walk through the narrow, cobbled and picturesque alleys of the city center from where you will obtain superb views over the Luberon. This village, classified among the most beautiful in France, is full of historical monuments such as its imposing castle, its magnificent Saint-Firmin church, its stone calades, the Chapel of the White Penitents and the Saint-Jacques Chaplaincy. It is a timeless stroll that is offered to you.

Vaison-la-Romaine, a historic town


Vaison-la-Romaine is an open-air museum that offers you more than 2000 years of history. Wander the streets of the center and observe the beauty of its monuments and buildings. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans by discovering the Roman Bridge, the Ancient Theater, the Medieval City, the Archaeological Museum of Théo Desplans, the archaeological sites of Puymin and La Villasse. Vaison la Romaine is also known for its Soup Festival, the Choralies and the Vaison Danses Festival. Unique moments where locals and tourists meet in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

Orange, the City of Princes


In the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, discover the city of Orange, a city with many Roman remains and historical monuments. Don't miss the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth Cathedral and the Ancient Theater. To take a walk in the middle of nature, in the heart of the city, go to the Saint-Eutrope hill. This hill overlooks the city and offers a superb view of the surroundings. The Thursday morning market in the city center is one of the most imposing in Vaucluse. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Fusce placerat erat ligula, auctor aliquam felis ultricies in. Etiam porta eros non tincidunt ullamcorper. Etiam cursus urna ut velit blandit, et lobortis dui faucibus.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, renowned for its wines


In three quarters of an hour by road, you will be in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The latter is renowned the world over for the quality of its wines and for its exceptional vineyard. Wine enthusiasts can visit the many cellars and winegrowers to learn more about the wine of the region and to participate in tastings. But Châteauneuf-du-Pape is also an old medieval village with many attractions such as the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church and the Wine Museum.

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