AROUND LA TAULIÈRE
La Taulière is a piece of Paradise. This private domain with wonderful walks, a lake to discover and surrounded by a 20 acre olive grove, has stunning unhindered views of the Alpilles. It's only 15 minutes from St Remy, 40 minutes from the sea.
There is amazing food, lots of climbing, art galleries, museums and horse riding to enjoy near by.
CARRIÈRES DE LUMIÈRES
In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world.
Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. We are now using twice the number of video projectors in order to cover twice the wall area. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.
Fans of rock-climbing will only need their passion to tackle the exceptional climbing sites in the Alpilles: the Valley of La Lecque in Tarascon, the many areas of Orgon, Mount Gaussier in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Civadières in Aureille and of course the spots in Eyguières and the Towers of Castillon in Le Paradou, not to mention the unmissable Caisses de Jean-Jean in Mouriès. Several approved professionals and associations are available to organise excursions on site.
HORSEBACK RIDING IN CAMARGUE
Without a "Cheval promenade" you cannot get a full impression of Camargue.
Magic of a region that has managed to preserve its natural areas and fragile sanctuary of flora and exceptional fauna in Europe, protected by the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, is a unique landscape. Arles is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, evidence of the global interest that this region has.
FONDATION VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles from 20 February 1888 to 8 May 1889. During his stay, he produced some over 200 paintings, made over 100 drawings and watercolours, and wrote some 200 letters. The vast majority survived. This period in Arles is frequently called the zenith, the climax, the greatest flowering of van Gogh’s decade of artistic activity.
The Fondation Van Gogh is a great orotundity to discover his work and that of other new artists.
LES RENCONTRES D'ARLES
Perhaps the most important annual photographic event in the world. The specially designed exhibitions, often organised in collaboration with French and foreign museums and institutions, take place in various historic sites. Some venues, such as 12th-century chapels or 19th-century industrial buildings, are open to the public throughout the festival. The Rencontres d'Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2015, the festival welcomed 93,000 visitors.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE AlPILLES
Les Alpilles is a Regional Natural Parc roughly 25 kms by 10 kms in the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône and made up of forested limestone pinnacles criss-crossed with an extensive network of mountain bike trails. Real mountains and outstanding cross-country riding half way between the Alps and the Pyrenees.