Provence Sightseeing Tarascon Castle, le château du roi René, King Rene's Castle, started construction in 1401, completed 1449
Reach Tarascon from Arles or Avignon
In the Provence Alpes, Côte d'Azur, Bouches du Rhône you find Tarascon Castle, a great place for vacation sightseeing, on the Rhone River.
In June the city of Tarascon holds a week long Fete de la Tarasque,concerts and street parties that celebrate the victory over a mythical dragon in the first century.
Sunflowers near Tarascon Castle peak at the end of June
Provence Alpes, Côte d'Azur, Bouches du Rhône, Tarascon Castle
The Castle of King Rene (Chateau du Roi Rene
The Castle of King Rene, a Medieval castle restored in 1932 now serves as a center for the arts.
The Castle of King Rene, Tarascon Castle, Provence
Saint Martha's Church, Tarascon, Provence, Vacation Sightseeing, on the Rhone River
Sunflowers near Arles to the south of Tarascon Castle reach their peak at the end of June, early July
Tarascon Events, Activities
Tarascon holds a week long Fete de la Tarasque starting the last week of June with free concerts and street parties which celebrate the victory over a mythical dragon that terrorized the city. Saint Martha was able to subdue the beast which rose from the Rhone River in 48 AD.
- June, Fete de la Tarasque
The city center of Tarascon has museums and ancient buildings including the Church of Saint Martha just across from Tarascon Castle.
In August the city celebrates Medieval history with the festival Les Medievales, a costumed parade in the city center, Boulevard de Roi Rene.
Tarascon's mythical dragon terrorized the city in the first century AD according to legend.
The GR 6 passes through Tarascon on its way from Eygalieres to the east.
In Provence Alpes, Côte d'Azur, Bouches du Rhône, you find Tarascon Castle, a great place for Vacation Sightseeing on the Rhone River.
In June the City of Tarascon holds a week long Fete de la Tarasque with concerts and street parties
Shop for your rental car online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door, four door and other options.
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Tarascon, Provence Hotels
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Tarascon Castle, the home of King Rene, was construction in the 1400s