Meyrargues

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 3,796 inh.

puce 17 km north of' Aix en Provence via the N96.

Meyrargues, the castle overlooking the village

Meyrargues is a medieval village situated in the Durance valley, at the foot of a feudal chateau which over-looks the village from the height of a rocky out-crop.

This chateau was transformed in the 17th century by the D'Albertas family and today it is a 4-star hotel..


Meyrargues, the castle

From the outside you can admire the huge stone-staircase and large terrace decorated with balustrades and shrubs, with a superb view of the Durance plaine.

On the inside, the rooms have walls more than 2 metres thick and they are richly decorated in 17th and 18th century style.


Meyrargues, park



In a valley behind the chateau, by taking the road to the cemetery, you can visit the remains of an ancient aqueduct which once served the town of Aix en Provence.





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puce What to see:

9th or 10th century Chateau de Meyrargues.
Saint-Sebastien Chapel.
"la Mere de Dieu" Chapel .
Roman ruins of the aqueduct.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking and mountain biking.
Tennis. Horse-riding. Fishing. Boulodrome
Beginning of May: antique fair (3 days).
Second two weeks in July: Bourse aux armes anciennes.
Second two weeks in August: Fêtes de la Saint-Louis.
Second two weeks in November: Exhibition of Provencal traditions.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotel.
Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Peyrolles en Provence (6 km), Venelles (7 km) and Le Puy Sainte Réparade (9 km).

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