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While waiting for the museums to reopen, Provence Tourisme and the Bouches-du-Rhône Department are offering remote tours of museums and emblematic cultural places in the region, on the website.
While the health crisis is hitting the world of culture hard, the Department and Provence Tourisme, in solidarity with the artists, are doing everything they can to support the cultural players in the area. It is in this context that the "Culture Thursdays" of My Provence were born. In association with My Tour Live, every Thursday, visit in a connected and immersive way the most beautiful museums and exhibitions of the Bouches-du-Rhône.
Thus, is to discover the most important archaeological collection of all Provence housed in the departmental museum of Arles antique or the thousands of collectibles of the Museon Arlaten, a completely renovated museum, where the life of Provençaux from the 18th century to These days. The exhibitions in the 21 bis Mirabeau cultural space in Aix-en-Provence are also available for visitors.

The program :

04/15/2021: "Ghost in the machine" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
04/22/2021: "Common heritage" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
04/29/2021: Departmental museum Arles antique
05/06/2021: Museon Arlaten
05/13/2021: "Common heritage" exhibition at the departmental cultural space 21 bis Mirabeau
05/20/2021: Departmental museum Arles antique
05/27/2021: Museon Arlaten
Practical information :
Sessions at 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. lasting 40 minutes and limited to 30 people
Free visit

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Arles and the Camargue as the number 1 French destination to go to in 2021.

The Routard guide recognizes Arles and the Camargue as the number 1 French destination to go to in 2021.

Inauguration of the building of the Luma cultural center designed by Frank Gehry, reopening of the Arlaten museum, return of the Rencontres de la Photographie… In 2021, a wind of renewal is blowing in Arles, an ancient city and stronghold of the Actes Sud editions. The opportunity to (re) discover this beautiful Provencal city crossed by the Rhône and use it as a base camp to explore the surroundings: the fascinating Camargue, between rice fields, bulls, salt marshes and sandy beaches, but also the Alpilles du next to Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy, without forgetting Nîmes, the other Roman city in the region where one will not miss the formidable museum of Romanity.

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To start the year off right, I suggest you take a stroll in the Alpilles!

The Alpilles form the last relief before the big delta of the Rhône. Isolated between the plains of the Rhône and the Durance, the great territories of the Comtat Venaissin and the Crau, the relief of the Alpilles appears like an island. This domination of the massif on the plains without slow transition makes it original. At the top of the golden triangle of Camargue - Crau -Alpilles biodiversity, the Park territory offers a complementarity of natural habitats rarely observed, where wetlands (canals, temporary ponds ...) blend intimately with the dry spaces of the hill .
This ecological richness is the fruit of exceptional natural conditions, shaped and diversified by more than 4,000 years of civilization. Take the opportunity to stop at Maussane, Eygalières or Fontvieille!

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Covid 19, go on holiday with peace of mind

30% advance on booking
Advance fully refundable up to 14 days before arrival
Advance fully refundable in case of last-minute government restriction

Daily cleaning in rooms and common areas, supplemented by the disinfection of all contact points and bed linen and household linen
Marseille Marius Fabre soap and personal hand washing towels and disposable handkerchiefs in the rooms
Hydro-alcoholic solution available in common areas
Breakfast is served individually

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Christmas in Provence

From December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021 During the end of the year school holidays, the Château des Baux de Provence invites visitors to celebrate a Provencal Christmas.

On the program, traditions and legends within the Château immersed in the magical atmosphere of winter. Facilities and activities
- Treasure hunts: in search of the star of the mage Bautézar: while exploring the Castle, visitors are invited to help the mage Bautézar find his star, a reward will await the little adventurers!
- Provencal crèche: a Provencal nativity scene with santons from the santonnier of Baux de Provence “Peyron Campagna” will take place in the heart of the Château's lower courtyard
- The 13 desserts: a garnished Christmas table allows visitors to discover the origin of the famous Provencal tradition of "thirteen desserts" and to understand the meaning of each food. (Craftsmen's cabin)

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Opening Carrières de Lumières: Dalí, the endless enigma

In 2020, the Quarries of Lights illuminate famous and singular works of Salvador Dalí. "Dalí, the endless enigma" looks back on more than 60 creative years of the Catalan master who has traveled and invented several artistic styles.
Through a thematic journey, you walk through surreal and metaphysical landscapes and find yourself at the heart of the surprising works of the artist with boundless imagination. This retrospective, combined with the music of the legendary group from the 1960s, offers a timeless journey that awakens the unconscious where Dalí's work remains an endless mystery and enigma. To admire until early January 2021!.

Reopening on December 15, 2020 Dalí, the endless enigma • Gaudí, architect of the imagination 2 exhibitions to discover until January 24, 2021

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Lavender is in bloom!

From mid-June to August, discover lavender and its scents over the landscapes for a true tour of Provence from Vaucluse to the Alps. From the land of Sault in the heart of Provence, the Mecca of lavender, immense blue fields spread around the small town with medieval houses and Renaissance hotels. Lavender is in bloom there lavender early July to mid-August. A big lavender festival on August 15 puts the city in the colors of the famous plant. From Sault, we descend quietly towards Apt via Roussillon and its ocher! Lavender sows its blue touches on these limestone soils. We go to Sainte-Anne cathedral and the Apt market on Saturday morning, one of the largest and most typical of Provence! And we taste its famous candied fruit. To see nearby, the Lavender Museum in Coustellet near the sublime hilltop village of Gordes.

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The Avignon bridge, a whole story!

What good can a bridge be that does not lead you to the other bank of the Rhône? What secrets and legends surround the monument and its district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? And by the way ... Do you really know the lyrics to the most famous song in the world? To answer these questions, and many others, go on a fun and surprising stroll, which begins ... at the foot of the papal palace! Audiard and Benoît, two specialists in the question who practice the art of inexact science with a certain brilliance, will then lead you to the Rocher de Doms, then on the walkway which dominates the ramparts, to the Pont d'Avignon, with privileged access to the Saint-Bénezet Chapel, usually closed to the public. History with a capital H, anecdotes, legends or pure invention ... Can you disentangle the true from the false?

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I invite you to the Hivernales of Avignon!

A historic festival of the French choreographic landscape, Les Hivernales is an unmissable event in the heart of winter. Each winter, Avignon becomes the capital of contemporary dance with the emblematic Les Hivernales festival: shows, workshops, exhibitions...
The Hivernales place at the heart of their project relations with the public and actions in the area of choreographic culture.
To raise public awareness of choreographic art, meetings with resident choreographers, practical workshops, outings to shows or time for reflection and critical feedback.

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Christmas parties in Saint Remy de Provence

From 15 to 22 December, Saint Remy de Provence invites you to come and celebrate Christmas in the heart of the Alpilles. On the program of the Christmas fortnight in the city center: entertainment for children, the hut and the village of Santa Claus, local producers ... we dive into the spirit of Christmas and we are full of gift ideas. With the traditional festivities that intensify with the approach of 25 (Pastoral, Fires of Saint John), this is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the historic center of Saint Remy de Provence slowly immerse in the magic of Christmas. The village unveils its charms to make its visitors live joyfully, greedy and generous.

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Abrivado Festival on the beach of Saintes Maries de la Mer

200 gardians, 1000 horses and thousands of enthusiasts will gather on 10 and 11 November 2019 on the beach of Saintes Maries de la Mer for one of the biggest festivals of abrivado in southern France.

A unique encounter between horses, bulls and all lovers of bouvine and taurine tradition.
An impressive sight to see absolutely if we love the Camargue and its traditions!

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Escape Game at Baux de Provence Turenne

Escape Game at Baux de Provence Turenne, the Viscount spectrum from October 19th to November 3rd at the Château des Baux de Provence. This game allows you to learn the history of the castle while having fun. In a team of 2 to 6 people, the apprentice detectives must observe the remains of the Castle and, with the help of a booklet, be ingenious to answer a series of enigmas and challenges (discover hidden places, to decipher texts ...).

For the All Saints holidays, the Château des Baux-de-Provence also offers tours and activities for the whole family. The Ambre Moon Company offers legendary tales: historical shows about Provençal legends from Antiquity to the 19th century.

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The Rencontres d'Arles

This summer, the Rencontres d'Arles are back with 50 exhibitions for 50 years! Created in 1970, the Rencontres d'Arles ranks as one of the best photo festivals. On the occasion of this new edition, discover different projects. For this 2019 edition, there are nearly 50 proposals taking place in the heart of thirty or so historic places in the city. The wind of photography blows on the big south with 17 exhibitions labeled in Avignon, Cavaillon, Nimes, Marseille, Port-de-Bouc and Toulon as part of the Grand Arles Express. On this occasion, the stations of Paris Lyon and Avignon TGV mark the event: two photo series are to be discovered in these. To visit till September 22nd!

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Festival d'Avignon

The Festival d'Avignon is the most important event of theater and live show in the world, by the number of creations and spectators combined.
The Palace of the Popes' Court of Honor is the cradle of the Festival which invests more than 30 places in the World Heritage Site of Unesco, and its region, in works of art but also gymnasiums, cloisters, chapels , gardens, quarries, churches.

The program is composed of thirty shows, but also readings, exhibitions, films and debates, which are as many entries into the world of guest artists. Every evening at the Festival, there is one or more "premieres", which make Avignon a real place of creations and adventures for artists and spectators alike.

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The Saint Paul de Mousole closter near Saint Rémy

The cloister of Saint Paul de Mousole, a masterpiece of Romanesque Provencal art, is located at the foot of the Alpilles, next to the Roman ruins of GLANUM in Saint-Rémy de Provence.

A beautiful square bell tower decorated with Lombard arches and a cloister decorated with elegant Romanesque sculptures. Such was the setting where Vincent Van Gogh, after his crisis in Arles, was interned, from May 3, 1889 to May 16, 1890. Period of fertile creation since the artist, fascinated by the light and the beauty of the landscapes of Saint-Rémois, realized that year more than 150 paintings and drawings.

A small museum traces this year of internment and the history of the institution.

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Travel in Provence

In this early spring, I suggest you visit the fortress of Mornas, in the department of Vaucluse. Since the eleventh century, many men have clashed to conquer it. For you today it will be enough to climb the hill; as soon as you enter the door of the barbican, knights, soldiers, and pretty ladies will invite you

to enter the story. At the bend of a jealously guarded wall you will see Le Mont-Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Rhone Valley. You will meet many authentic characters (in period costumes) and you will discover with wonder that the fortress of Mornas is always full of life! With your complicity, they will make you discover what life could be like at that time. A playful, educational visit that dispels prejudices and offers you some surprises …

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