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Chateau de Tarascon, Tarascon

#18 of 53 in Historic Sites in Bouches-du-Rhone
Castle Tourist Spot
Behind the rocky exteriors of Chateau de Tarascon, you can admire important artworks by contemporary artists in well-lit and beautifully adorned chambers. Don't let the artworks distract you from the painted ceilings and beams above; the architecture is worthy of a look, too. Take a self-tour with the help of the visitor's booklet. Perched on a rock and considered one of the most beautiful castles built in Europe, this attraction is frequently packed with visitors. Arrange to visit Chateau de Tarascon and other attractions in Tarascon using our Tarascon travel itinerary maker.
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  • Erected on the border between France and Provence. Opposite castle Beaucaire. Nice visit at 9.30 in a completely deserted complex. Understand that a building of such magnitude is suitable for art exhi...  more »
  • On the final day of a two week trip through northern Italy and Provence, we visited this castle on the whim of my father-in-law (FIL). Earlier in the trip we passed Tarascon on our way from Nimes to A...  more »
  • I am ashamed to say that I had never heard of this castle before I came to Provence. But it would have been a mistake to miss it. The building is huge and it takes quite some time (at least an hour) t...  more »
  • Great King René of Provence castle. A must see in Tarascon, one of the oldest cities in Provence. Beautiful view from the top of the castle, on all Tarascon.
  • Beautiful piece of history and a peek into the end of the Middle Ages. The chateau is completely in tact and just stunning to see. The sheer size of it is impressive let alone the fact it is still standing today. You can visit nearly every room and are able to go onto the roof top to see the surrounding area and the massive Rhone river. The rooms no longer have furniture but the place leaves you in awe nonetheless. You can also visit the small garden that is situated in an interior courtyard. There is also a few rooms with artifacts. Do not miss seeing this chateau/fort especially if you love history and historical monuments.
  • The castle was very beautiful. It was in excellent shape.
  • Fantastic preserved Chateau a must visit do not miss the old parts of Tarascon
  • Lovely castle