Tarascon, a Provencal city, is located between Avignon, the Camargue and the Luberon, on the banks of the Rhone. It produces the olive oil of the valley of Baux-de-Provence (several varieties of olives are used in its elaboration, such as: the salonenque, the beruguette, the grossane and the verdale of Bouches-du-Rhone). Tourism plays an important role around the Alpilles massif, many olive and wine producers do not hesitate to offer tastings and introductory courses in oenology. To see, to visit: The church of Sainte-Marthe (erected in the 11th and 12th centuries in honor of Martha of Bethany). The castle - the works of its construction begin in 1400 under Louis II of Anjou and are completed in 1449 by his son, the king Rene. The Saint-Gabriel chapel (Romanesque art). Chapel Saint-Victor of Tarascon. Chapel-Oratory of Tarascon. Town hall (1648 - baroque style). Municipal theater of Tarascon. Collegiate church of Sainte-Marthe (1197). Saint-Jacques church (1740 and 1745). Recommended activities: petanque, cycling, tennis, hiking and horseback riding, water sports... discovery of the massif and its surroundings.
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