Mollèges is located between les Alpilles and La Durance.  It  has 2500 inhabitants, is right next door to St Rémy de Provence and is very close to the Luberon.  It is a typical Provencal village, far from the busy roads and full of character.  It is both  traditional and modern and offers a wonderful quality of life.
 
 

Le Moulin de Daudet

Visitors can visit the mill in Fontvielle, taking a road bordered by umbrella pines.  When Daudet came to Fontveille, he stayed with friends at the Château de Montauban,  at the foot of the hill, however he wrote his tales in Paris.  On the first floor, you can visit the millstones used to grind the grain.  In the basement, a small museum has some Daudet memorabilia.

     

Abbaye de Montmajour

On the hills dominating the Arles plains, you will find the two lots of buildings of the remains of  Montmajor; one dating from the Middle Ages, the other from the eighteenth century.
 

 

    

Arles

Roman capital, this important Religious center in the Middle Ages, Arles shows its Gallo-Roman antiques in all its glory, the arena &  the St Trophime  cloister which are registerd as Unesco World Heritage.  It is the largest town in France measuring 77,000 hectares.

 

    

Chapelle St-Gabriel

The chapel site is a Gallo-Romaine agglomeration surrounded by swamp which was a bladderwort harbor at the junction of commercial and military routes.  This small chapel has a beautiful, sculpted facade.

     

Les Baux de Provence

This bare buttress measures 900m x 200m detaches itself from les Alpilles and is bordered by two steep ravines.  A destroyed castle fort (visit takes 3/4 hour) and the old uninhabited houses stand on this arid rock, the Baux village (visit 1 hr) is heir to a proud past.
 

     

 

St Rémy-de-Provence

Door to Les Alpilles, St Rémy epitomizes 'La Provence' by its decor, plain-tree bordered avenues, pretty squares with fountains, charming small roads in the old town and by its atmosphere, especially on market days or during the numerous traditional celebrations.

La Camargue

The Camargue plain is, without doubt, the most original area in Provence.  In 1927, it was nominated a Natural Reserve and in 1970 a Regional National Park, thus keeping its natural surrounds.
Best to visit at the end of spring or beginning of autumn when you will see wildlife, and enjoy pleasant weather and you may glimpse the famous St Marie de la Mer procession.
     

Nîmes

Located at the edge of calcaire scrubland and la Petite Camargue, Nimes is an arty town proud of Gallo-Roman heritage but today open to contemporary culture.  Deeply marked by its Hugonot past, its is a town of industrial traditions, most especially textile & agriculture.  Administrative capital and garrison town, Nimes is more recently opening up to advanced technology.  Nimes is a bullfighting capital, with bullfights in the arenas and roaming of the bulls in the streets during their festivities.

    

Avignon

Town know for its art and culture which borders on three departments; Bouches du Rhone, le Gard and Vauclause.  Avignon boasts a sparkling beauty along the Rhone with bell towers emerging amongst pink rooftops and is surrounded by battlements.  It is dominated by the rock of the Doms on which  the majestic cathedral and Pope's palace stretch.  Opposite, from Villeneuve lez Avignon, cardinal city of old, is a fabulous spot for admiring the sunset.
     
Sports and Recreation

Golf (Mouriès -  Baux de Provence - Pont Royal)
Rock climbing Aureille à Orgon
Tennis (Saint Andiol)
Horse riding and rides (Mouriès - St Rémy de Provence)
Cross country walking Alpilles and Camargue
Bike rental (ST Rémy de Provence)
Swimming pools(Saint Rémy de Provence - Chateaurenard - Avignon)
The Mediterranean is one hour away (Saintes Maries de la Mer ou Côte Bleue)
Cinemas (Saint Rémy de Provence -  Avignon - Cavaillon - Chateaurenard)
Canoeing (Isle sur la Sorgue - Fontaine du Vaucluse)
    
You will find festivals, ferias, provencal celebrations, shows, local markets in the area, all year long