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  • 1 Château de Tarascon Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Boulevard du Roi-René F - 13150 Tarascon

    One of the favourite residences of King René of Anjou, who commissioned the highly refined exterior decoration. Don't miss the outer bailey and apothecary, the royal court with the cantors' chapel and the many-sided turret housing a stairway. The pai..

  • 2 Collégiale Royale Ste Marthe Interesting

    Religious buildings

    1 place de la Concorde F - 13150 Tarascon

    The event is immortalised in a painting by Carle Van Loo depicting a kindly-looking Tarasque. The collegial church, built in the 12C and partly reconstructed in the 14C, has preserved its attractive Romanesque gate (south side), although the sculpted..

  • 3 Musée Souleiado (Fabric Museum) Interesting

    Museums and art

    39 rue Charles-Deméry F - 13150 Tarascon

    This former townhouse housed the famous calico print factory beginning in 1806. The museum, devoted to these colourful fabrics, has nearly 40,000 wood print blocks with brass tips. The blocks were applied manually, then hammered by workers who printe..

  • 4 Espace Tartarin

    Museums and art

    55bis place Frédéric-Mistral F - 13150 Tarascon

    In an interior reconstructed according to 1870s tastes, mannequins in costume, furniture and documents recreate the atmosphere of Alphonse Daudet novels.

  • 5 Théâtre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. Eugène-pelletan F - 13150 Tarascon

    A handsome Baroque theatre with a façade populated by chubby-cheeked cherubs.

  • 6 Rue Arc-de-Boqui

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Arc-de-Boqui F - 13150 Tarascon

    This street has the peculiarity of being entirely covered.

  • 7 Hôtel de Ville de Tarascon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Marché F - 13150 Tarascon

    The town hall boasts an elegant, sculpted façade depicting St Martha once again taming the poor old Tarasque. Inside, the salle des consuls (upstairs) is decorated with wood panelling and portraits.

  • 8 Quartier de la Juiverie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. du Château F - 13150 Tarascon

    In the shadow of the castle and the St Martha collegiate church, this area is made up of little streets lined with painstakingly restored ancient houses.

  • 9 Cloître des Cordeliers

    Religious buildings

    r. Ledru-Rollin F - 13150 Tarascon

    Remnant of the Franciscan Brothers' medieval convent

  • 10 Rue des Halles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. des Halles F - 13150 Tarascon

    This street where the market was held in bygone days is lined with arcades (15C).

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