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Camping Tarascon 2020-01-08T09:02:03+00:00

Project Description

City of history and legends

Our camping near Tarascon

Our camping Mas de Nicolas is located 25 minutes from Tarascon. You can enjoy all the activities of the city of Tarascon while being in a relaxing environment. A place equipped for your relaxation with our spa area consisting of a heated pool, a jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym with bicycles and treadmills.
In 2 or group of 6 people, you can enjoy a mobile home or a cottage equipped, air conditioned, with access to the point wi-fi.
If you come with your motorhome, caravan or you just want to pitch your tent, 166 sites are at your disposal.

Tarascon, a city of history and legends

Tarascon is a town of Bouches-du-Rhône (13) located along the Rhone at the crossroads between Avignon, the Camargue, and the Luberon. It is always associated with the tales and legends which it was the theater in the years 48 after JC
According to legend, St. Martha of Bethany came to Tarascon where the Tarasque, a terrible amphibian monster, was raging. The saint courageously tames the beast. Since then, many pilgrims visit the royal collegiate Sainte-Marthe built in his honor near the castle of King René.
The castle of King René, built in 1400, and still today exceptionally well preserved. It is one of the most beautiful medieval castles of France. Transformed into prison in the sixteenth century, it was the scene of many bloody events, especially during the French Revolution.
The city inspired other tales, in particular that of Tartarin of Tarascon, famous character created by Alphonse Daudet in 1872. A house is dedicated to him in town, as well as a bronze statue.

What to do Tarascon

  • Visit of King René’s castle, with its 48m high walls for an exceptionally well preserved castle
  • the collegiate Sainte-Marthe,
  • the Saint-Jacques church,
  • the Saint Gabriel chapel,
  • The cloisters of the Cordeliers,
  • the house of Tartarin of Tarascon,
  • the abbey St Michel de Frigolet

But Tarascon is also a city animated by:

  • marked foot or mountain bike excursions,
  • excursions on the Rhone,
  • the feria of the jouvenço in July,
  • the Tarasque festival at the end of June,
  • the medieval Tarascon at the same time as the festival of the Tarasque,
  • the market every Tuesday morning which will make you discover all the local products.