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Beaucaire

From Beaucaire on the edge of the Rhône and its canal, you can admire the city from the hill on which a medieval castle majestically sits. Within the walls of the castle, you will find an elegant garden with trees and the Auguste Jacquet archaeological museum. The lower town also has some wonderful surprises in store for you: superb residences and private mansions from the 16th and 17th centuries (the Hôtel de Clausonnette, the Hôtel de Margallier, the Maison des Cariatides and the Hôtel de Ville), not to mention the charming 18th century Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers church.
To complete your visit, on the other side of the Rhone, 3km from the hotel, visit Tarscon and its famous castle of King René and Collegiate Church of Ste Marthe, half Gothic, half Romanesque church.
Some ideas for outings:
- The old Mas in Beaucaire, ideal for a family outing: a Provencal farm dating from 1900, in the middle of the vineyards with fun and educational activities.
- Le Mas des Tourelles, Gallo-Roman cellar in Beaucaire: 1st world reconstruction of a full-size Gallo-Roman cellar with its impressive wood-lever press, its terracotta jars and its amphorae.
- 5th century troglodyte abbey, of Saint-Roman l'Aiguille, 2 km away, the only monastery in France entirely carved out of the rock, superb panoramic view. Abbey dug by the first hermits of the 5th century and then the Benedictine monks occupied it until the 16th century