Map of Bouches-du-Rhône

Tourism in Tarascon

Tourism in Tarascon: Take a look at our tourist guide to Tarascon containing dozens of addresses of hotels, holiday lets, gîtes, B&B, museums and country parks. VisitProvence.com. There’s no better tourist guide to Tarascon.

List of towns

Tarascon, a town of legends

Tarascon, a town of legends

Yet another castle... the Bouches-du-Rhône certainly isn't short of them! This one is situated on the banks of the Rhône river. Massive and very well-preserved, it was once home to the famous King René I of Anjou and his court. The rest of the town, and in particular the centre, features a pleasant architecture.

Off the beaten track

A day in  Tarascon

Tarascon

A day in Tarascon

Once upon a time, a few centuries before Christ, a rock stood over a river amid marshy land. The local population built a village here named Tarasco (Tar = Rock – Asc = River). A town of stories, myths and legends, Tarascon benefits from an exceptional geographical location between the sea and country.