Michelle & René CRESTIN
Route de Tarascon 13910MAILLANE
Phone:+33 (0)4 90 95 78 16
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Titre_ActivitesUS Principal activities in the region 
Maillane is best point of departure in order to discover the true Provence

All the year :

The discovery of the province

  •  60 km : The Camargue :This alluvial plain was formed by deposits from the Rhône. The constantly reworked, poorly drained marshland is dotted with ponds, the largest of which is the étang de Vaccarès, all within the Camargue regional park created in 1972.

  • 60 km : The Mont Ventoux : 1912 m above sea level

  • 30 km : The wine trail: Côtes du Rhône,Chateauneuf du Pape, Beaume de venise, etc.    

  • 30 km : The Luberon : typical villages such as Gordes - Opede 

The discovery of site 

  • 7 km : Les Baux de Provence: the old city, the citadel, etc . 

  • 30 km : La  fontaine de Vaucluse : a natural upwelling .

  • 15 kmAbbaye de Montmajour:

  • 4 km : L'ABBAYE de St Michel de Frigolet: Right in the heart of La Montagnette, surrounded by pine, olive and cypress trees, it was founded in the 10th century by the Montmajour monks.

  • Approximately 40 km : Le Pont du Gard :
    Nîmes aqueduct to span the Gardon river, 48 meters above its riverbed.

The discovery of towns

  • Maillane : land of Frédéric Mistral  : Texte_US
     The Ste Agathe church, Frédéric Mistral's home (now a museum), and Mistral's grave (in the cemetery).

  • St Rémy de Provence : (6 km) 
    The archeological digs of Glanum (Gallo-roman city)
    The Antiquities (Arch and Mausoleum from Roman times). 
    Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery (the insane asylum that admitted Van Gogh).
    Collégiale Saint-Martin: 14th and 18th centuries.
    Archeological Museum of Glanum (de Sade's Mansion)
    Museum of Alpilles (Folk art and traditions in a town-house dating from the Renaissance)
    Centre d'Art Présence Van Gogh (Hôtel Estrine XVIII°).
    Mario Prassinos Foundation (Notre Dame de Pitié Chapel).
    Musée des Arômes (aroma museum)

  • Fontvielle : (12 km)  Daudet's windmill .

  • Arles : (25 km): Roman amphitheatres, the Théâtre Antique, the Obelisk, the "Arlaten" Museum. Les Arènes, le Théâtre Antique, l'Obélisque, le Musée "ARLATEN" (created in 1896 by F. MISTRAL) 
    Arles is also known as the rice capital and the doorway to the Camargue

  • Avignon : (15km) Papal palace, bridge of St Benezet, etc

  • Les Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer :(in the heart of the Camargue): (60 km) 45 min. from the Camargue if you like the sea as well as bulls, white horses and birds like the pink flamingo (bird sanctuary). 

In summer : (of Jun to september)

Traditional festivity  : Every weekend from the end of June to mid-September
The traditional "Carreto ramado":
carts decorated according to the village and its tradition and

drawn by teams of horses all harnessed in the Saracen style.
Les Abrivades et Encierro: A tradition that involves leading bulls (with or without the aid of horses) through village or city streets.
The ferrades: The branding of the bulls, a country fair tradition.
The traditional pétanque matches: in the shade of the village's many plane trees