Camping Saint Gabriel
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Start by discovering the center of Tarascon and its incredible castle by the water, mixing Gothic and Renaissance. It is certainly one of the most beautiful fortresses in France, ideally located at the intersection of the land and river routes linking Languedoc to Provence. Come and discover its breathtaking view of Provence and the Alpilles from its 45 meters high. Visit the dedicated website chateau.tarascon.fr
Only 15 minutes from camping, you can explore two emblematic sites of Provence: the villages of St Rémy-de-Provence and Baux de Provence. You will find a lot of information onIntercommunal Tourist Office of the Apilles.
Walk in the footsteps of famous people, from Nostradamus to Vincent Van Gogh, in the streets of St-Rémy-de-Provence, through its many monuments. Mausoleums, Priories or Renaissance houses, every street corner conceals testimonies of its brilliant past.
For a return to ancient sources, discover the Gallic city of Glanum, at the gates of St-Rémy-de-Provence, and its incredible architectural ensemble, witness to the historical richness of Provence and its Greek influences and Roman. More information on site-glanum.fr
The village of Baux-de-Provence translates, by its architecture, a great historical wealth, the result of successive human occupations. Each building or mansion of the city conceals buried treasures and secrets. Its privileged location, perched on a limestone plateau, provided the inhabitants with the protection they needed, which explains its long occupation from prehistoric times to the present day.
The city really took off in the Middle Ages, which saw the construction of the famous Château des Baux, an imposing monument of the XNUMXth century.e century. Its keep, still imposing, still thrones over the current village. If you prefer the Renaissance era, we can only strongly advise you to stroll through the streets of Les Baux, in search of the mansions that flourished at the time. Visit the websiteBaux-de-Provence Tourist Office.
Less than half an hour away, two cities that smell like the sun are unmissable: Avignon and Arles.
Avignon, the famous city of the Popes, opens its doors to you for a sunny visit of its Provençal city center and its imposing Palais des Papes. And why not try a few dance steps on his Saint-Bénézet bridge, known as the Pont d'Avignon, his famous XNUMXth work.e century spanning the Rhône? Consult Avignon Tourism website.
The city of Arles will open the doors of the Camargue to you. Former provincial capital of the Roman Empire, you will walk through its typical Provençal alleys to its ancient amphitheater. Its museum of Arles and Ancient Provence will open wide the doors to the history of the region through its archaeological discoveries. Take a leap in time and stop at the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, an artist oh so inspired by the charm of the Arles city. More information on Arles Tourisme (arlestourisme.com) Crossing the Pont de Trinquetaille d'Arles, enter the Camargue, its ancestral traditions and its breathtaking landscapes. To find out more, consult the explanatory map of the Camargue and the site of its Natural Park.
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The Alpilles are a well-known climbing spot and its limestone cliffs are numerous to bring together its practitioners: Mouriès, Orgon, St-Rémy, Tarascon, Eyguières ...
You will benefit from the mild and sunny climate of the region during your climbing outings in the off-season. Most of the cliffs in the region are already equipped and secured and therefore limit the supply of equipment.
What is climbing in the Alpilles? A sporting adventure in the heart of nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the world. Of course, climbing is a muscular performance, but not only. Climbing to the top attached to a rope also means controlling your emotions and combining pleasure, harmony and balance.
The Orgon site has marked the history of French climbing thanks to its “Canal” sector, famous for the difficulty of its routes, but Orgon also has more than 300 routes of all levels. Thrill-seekers will try the so-called “La Bergerie” routes, a guaranteed adrenaline rush! (For difficult routes, see the dedicated climbing site). Fans will be able to climb the cliffs of Mouriès, a site well known to enthusiasts.
For beginners who want to learn about the pleasures of climbing, choose the Mont Menu initiation sector in Eyguières, not far from Salon-de-Provence. You will find all the necessary information on the website of the Fédération Française Montagne Climbing, by consulting its interactive map where you will find details and topos on the different routes.
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Your steps will take you to the abbey of St-Michel-de-Frigolet, an abbey of canons in a valley surrounded by pines, olive trees and thyme groves from which it takes its name. Several hikes of all levels and lengths are available to you around the abbey.
Lovers of beautiful walks and hikes of all kinds, for beginners as well as for seasoned athletes, will find what they are looking for in the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles. Remember that you are in a protected site, and as such, hiking is regulated.
Several routes within the Massif are possible and will allow you, if you wish, to combine the pleasure of a sport in nature with the discovery of the cultural heritage of the region. For more information, visit the thematiques page.
Different topos are available on the page of theIntercommunal Tourist Office of the Alpilles.
Between St-Rémy and Les Baux-de-Provence, indulge yourself with a trail of medium difficulty that will fill your eyes! You will contemplate the Alpilles and Provence from breathtaking views. On this fifteen-kilometer hike starting from Lake Peiroou, an artificial lake surrounded by limestone cliffs, you will climb reliefs and occasionally enjoy the shade of the pine forests.
Don't forget your binoculars to enjoy the view of the Alpilles, Mont Ventoux, the Château des Baux and even the seafront! Consult the topo on paths desparcs.fr
If you are with your family, go with your children on the trail of the mills of Alphonse Daudet, famous author from Nîmes, 3 kilometers which will only take about an hour. We better understand how the region was the author's source of inspiration for his famous Letters of my mill. Your steps will take you from mill to mill, most of which were built between the end of the XNUMXth century.e century and the beginning of the XIXe, and in activity until the 1900s. An opportunity to explain to the youngest their role in Provençal agriculture. More details on paths desparcs.fr and on the history of the mills on alpillesenprovence.com Change of scenery to explore agricultural Provence and its olive groves with the circuit on Mouriès taking the old Salon-Arles railway route. A hike of about 19 kilometers to cross a territory shaped by Mediterranean cultures such as olives, vines and fruit trees. More information on paths desparcs.fr
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