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Thanks to its central location in the heart of Provence, from Rocher Pointu accomodations you will be very close to many activities such as horseback riding, golfing (18 holes), and canoeing. On the spot, you will either enjoy the swimming pool, or go hiking in the surrounding mountain garrigue.

 

 

Rocher Pointu will be your very best place to go and discover the most beautiful places of Provence :

  • Avignon (12 kms - 7.5 miles away) : with its very famous bridge and the Palace of the Popes

  • Les Baux-de-Provence (35 kms - 22 miles away), an historical village from where you will enjoy wonderful views over the city of Arles and the Camargue region.

  • Arles (35 km - 22 miles away) was founded by the Romans, and it is associated with the memory of Van Gogh. It is the gate to Camargue, a large natural park where you will view pink flamingos, migratory birds, and of course bulls and horses.

  • Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (80 km - 50 miles away) welcomes each year a famous Gipsy pilgrimage. The town is located by the sea with wide beaches along the Mediterranean sea.

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (30 km - 20 miles away) is the town where Nostradamus was born in 1503.

  • Uzès (35 km - 22 miles away) is one of the most charming towns in the South East of France, with its picturesque markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • Orange (30 km - 20 miles away) has a perfectly kept Roman Theatre.

  • Nîmes (30 km - 20 miles away) is a cityknown for its Roman Arenas and its wonderful 18th century garden.

  • Pernes-les-Fontaines (35 km - 22 miles away) is a small village between Luberon and Mont Ventoux, where walking down the streets you will find 36 fountains, and a few kilometers away L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the home of scores of antique dealers, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, with its spring waters that come from nowhere.



Fontaine de Vaucluse spring waters
(photo FV)

  • Aix-en-Provence (80 km - 50 miles away) is a spa town well known for its 11th century Cathedral, a few kilometers away from Aubagne, hometown of the famous early 20th century author Marcel Pagnol, and Marseilles, which is the departure for a one-day maritime excursion to the Castle of If and the Calanques warm water fjords.

  • The Luberon mountain range (40 km - 25 miles away) is the place of Peter Mayle's book One Year in Provence. Do not miss its picturesque provençal villages : Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Oppède-le-Vieux ...

  • Mont Ventoux (70 km - 73 miles away) is known as "the giant of Provence". From its summit, it is often possible to see the Mediterranean Sea to the South or Mount Blanc in the Alps to the North. This is an excellent start for riding the lavender roads to Sault, and the Alpes de Haute Provence.



Sunset in Provence
(Photo FV)

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