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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Châteaurenard
Insee code13027
AltitudeFrom 15 to 110 meters
Surface34.95 km²
Population15817 inhabitants
Density452 inhabitants/km²


National labelNoves at 5.2 km (11 min)
Chief townMarseille (at 93 km, 59 min)Eyragues at 5.3 km (9 min)
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneRognonas at 5.4 km (11 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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Between Alpilles and Durance, nestles at the foot of the hill and its feudal towers, Châteaurenard, the "city gardening.

A story in capital letters carved in the rock at the castle of the 12th and 15th centuries, the ancient fortress of the Counts of Provence, or drawn into the grooves of the landscape gardener. A story also magnified by authentic traditional festivals which are celebrated as the carts boughs from the past that now forgotten trades through a day in the old way. " Over thirty holidays and are identified only on summer! Midway between Saint-Rémy and Avignon, Châteaurenard is close to tourist sites but has kept all the friendliness and peacefulness of a small Provencal town. Also, Châteaurenard is it a privileged holiday resort in the heart of Provence.


  • Castle of the Counts of Provence at the top of the hill Griffon stands the medieval castle of the 13th and 15th centuries. Historical monument, this former fortress of the Counts of Provence is restored and maintained regularly for twenty years. Tours allow you to discover Benedict 13th one unusual character, a military operation of audacity and many secrets of the life of this pontiff Avignon Tours ... The garden is an invitation to walk in a quiet and green, designed for your pleasure, on 4.5 hectares.
  • Schedule of tours: Individuals: 1 May to 30 September: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 12h and 14h30 to 18h30, Sunday from 14:30 to 18:30. From October to April: every afternoon from 15h to 17h except Friday. Groups by appointment.
  • Entrance fee (free for children under 12 years).
  • Museum of farm tools: in the heart of the historic center housed in a stone house, the museum of agricultural tools suggests the development of agriculture in the region through irrigation. You will discover a varied collection of restored antique tools for cereal crops, vegetable and wine, some dating from the 19th century. Made of iron and wood, these tools were an extension of the hands of women and men who drew the best of the land itself. Information: +33 4 90 90 11 59.
  • Visit the distillery liquor Frigolet: Châteaurenard in 1865 began to manufacture the liquor Frigolet. Father Gaucher, illustrious character tales of Alphonse Daudet had developed a liqueur "green, gold, hot, sparkling, exquisite" A. Daudet Letters from my Windmill. Since this divine drink is still made here in this distillery in the heart of Provence. Thirty plants entering the secret of the liquor. After being harvested, dried, sorted and weighed carefully, these plants are macerated in neutral alcohol. After a first passage in oak barrels, the liquor is completed by adding sugar, honey ... For the rest, Father Gaucher not forgive us to betray his secret!
  • Circuit City Story of a Maraîchère: long stronghold surveillance of the Durance valley, Châteaurenard its hill overlooks a fertile valley announcing the plains of Comtat and Avignon. Châteaurenard, nicknamed "vegetable city" to explain how the abundance of water and land rich silt from the Durance allowed this agricultural region to become a major vegetable production regions of France. Guided tours: from 1 May to 30 September, every Thursday at 10am. Departing from the Tourist Office, visit the path "between two waters", the old center, the Museum of Agrarian Tools and discovery of local specialties. Information Tourist Office: +33 4 90 24 25 50.
Detailed information
Leisure centresMuseum of the Outils agraires


  • June 21: Feast of the music.
  • The first Sunday of July: Feast of St. Eloi.
  • In July Feria de Chato.
  • The first Sunday of August: Festival de la Madeleine.
  • In August: Parade burlesque associations.
  • The 2nd Sunday of September: Final Trophy Gardeners.
  • The third Sunday in September: Heritage Days.
  • The third Sunday of September: Feast of Saint Omer.
  • November 1: All Saints Great Fair.
  • December: Christmas market and fair Santons.


  • Steam Train du Val de Provence: Line Châteaurenard / Noves - Between the Rhone and Durance, come discover the Val de Provence aboard an authentic steam train running over a small picturesque line, opened in 1884 by the Compagnie des Chemins de Iron Bouches du Rhone. At low speed, you wander among the orchards, in the footsteps of Frederic Mistral. Groups (20 or): by appointment for Line Châteaurenard / or Noves Barbentane / Noves Traction steam or diesel, depending on the season. Seasonal Timetable - Information, hourly rates and reservations: +33 6 98 16 55 33. Leaving the Station Châteaurenard.
  • A goat.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hireNature and the outdoors22 €Velleron (16.4 km)

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Chateau des Comtes de ProvenceChateau des Comtes de Provence
Former CenterFormer Center
Road between 2 watersRoad between 2 waters
Museum of farming toolsMuseum of farming tools
Charrette de la MadeleineCharrette de la Madeleine
Charrrette of St EloiCharrrette of St Eloi
Madeleine: horse harnessed to the Saracen fashionMadeleine: horse harnessed to the Saracen fashion
Feast of St OmerFeast of St Omer
Medieval FestivalMedieval Festival



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Mas with 2 bedroomsMas des beaumes    
Open from 15 March to 15 November. We answer your questions by email. Cottages with swimming pool. Wi -Fi. An ideal place to escape in the heart of Provence, alternating rest and ballads....
Located in ChâteaurenardFrom 70 € to 100 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomChez jackie et jean-paul    
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Located 2.7 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 75 € to 80 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Souste de Jean    
Bedroom Bungalow in the countryside, surrounded by meadows and fruit trees, out of sight and sound. Label Accueil Paysan.
Located 6.8 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 43 € to 49 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLe Mas de Mamé  
Very Nice Apartments in Farmhouse Owners, located at the limit of the Countryside, near Town and Shops, Pool protected to share, Large Garden, Parking, All Comfort.
Located in ChâteaurenardFrom 300 € to 700 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsLa Finière  
Apartment campaign on the 1st floor garage in the owners' farmhouse with 2 large bedrooms with bed 140.1 small room with bed 90, a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining room opening...
Located in ChâteaurenardFrom 300 € to 420 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsGite de charme saint remy de provence  
I am a charming cottage in the countryside 5nm walk to village center and all is cheerful sun, cicadas, friendliness' s appointment to have you visit us you will not be disappointed...
Located 4.4 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 385 € to 600 € per week 

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140 places over 3 haCamping Monplaisir    
The campground is located Monplaisir 800 m northwest of the town of Saint Remy de Provence, the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte...
Located 9.8 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 16.40 € to 30.30 € per day 
164 places over 3 haCamping Airotel La Sorguette    
We wish you a very pleasant stay in our open-air hotel, a heaven of peace and nature, on the banks of the Sorgue River. At our Campsite « La Sorguette » you will find that comfort and...
Located 17.8 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 18.50 € to 23.70 € per day 
91 places over 2,5 haL'Art de Vivre    
Situated near to the banks of the River Rhone, high in the Vaucluse, neighbouring the Drome, the Gard. And the Ardeche, camping “L'Art de Vivre” have over 90 shaded enclosures on o...
Located 19.5 km from ChâteaurenardFrom 16.50 € to 21.50 € per day 

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Akena City Chateaurenard - Hotel in ChâteaurenardAkena City Chateaurenard     
Located in Chateaurenard, Akena City Chateaurenard is just 12 km from Avignon town centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. The simply decorated rooms...
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Hôtel Restaurant le Central - Hotel in ChâteaurenardHôtel Restaurant le Central    
Centrally located in Châteaurenard Town, in the heart of the Provence, Hôtel Restaurant Le Central offers elegantly decorated rooms and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available in public...
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Auberge De Noves Domaine Du Deves - Hotel in ChâteaurenardAuberge De Noves Domaine Du Deves     
Located in Noves, in 20-acres parkland, this guest house has a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, and individually decorated rooms with Provencal style and antique furnishings. Each...
Located 2.2 km from ChâteaurenardRoom from 195 €

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Hôtel de l'Image
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