Provence Sightseeing Tarascon Castle
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Tarascon Castle, Provence, France, is a great place for Vacation Sightseeing on the Rhone River.
Nearby Arles and Nimes offer Sightseeing, Hiking and Biking in the South of France.
Tarascon Castle is open for tours in an area of the Rhone River that once was a Roman settlement. Farms in the area now grow sunflowers for a late June and mid July harvest.
Local legends include the first century visit by Martha, one of the women who came to St Maries de la Mer with the Maries, (Mary). She Christianized to local residents and, according to legend, defeated the demon that lived in the Rhone River
Sunflowers near Tarascon Castle peak at the end of June
Tarascon Castle, Provence, France, Vacation Sightseeing, Rhone River
The Castle of King Rene (du Roi Rene)
The Castle of King Rene was built on the edge of the Rhone River in the 15th Century. King Rene 1409 to 1480 lived in the castle and made it a center for the arts.
In the 18th Century the castle became a prison for British prisoners of war.
In the 19th Century the castle served as a jail and remained as such until 1926. In 1932 the castle was restored its Medieval condition.
The Castle of King Rene, Tarascon Castle Provence
Tarascon Castle, Provence, Vacation Sightseeing, on the Rhone River
Camping Tarascon, Provence the South of France:
Saint Gabrial Mas Ginoux the Fontvieille Road
Telephone 33 490 91 19830
Tartarin vallabreques Road Tel. 33 490 91 0146
Tartarin WiFi Campsite Tarascon
Tarascon Castle, near Arles, Provence, France, offers Vacation Sightseeing on the Rhone River with Hiking and Biking and tours of Tarascon Castle.
This is the area of the Rhone River that once was a Roman settlement where farmers now grow sunflowers
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Tarascon's mythical dragon terrorized the city in the first century AD according to legend. The demon was defeated by the Christian woman Martha who had traveled with the Marys from Jerusalem in 45 AD