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La Roque-d'Anthéron, Bouches-du-Rhône

On the banks of the Durance, La Roque-d'Anthéron is a large village surrounded by wild and unspoiled landscapes which offer precious tranquility. Several nature activities await you in this neighboring territory of the Luberon, La Roque-d'Anthéron being the starting point for many hiking trails.

Why this city?

Located in the Bouches - du -Rhône department, this village seduces with its authenticity . Enjoy the sweet freshness morning to discover his shops , chapels , churches and castles and experience the friendliness of a village.

Every summer , the International Piano Festival of La Roque - d'Anthéron attracts music lovers from all over the world . The greatest masters of the piano meet and perform in places magical as Silvacane Abbey and the Château de Florans .

Not to be missed on holiday in La Roque-d'Anthéron

Built at the beginning of the 12th century century, do n't miss the Abbey of Silvacane , abbey Cistercian , one of the three sisters of Provence with Sénanque in the Pays de Vaucluse and L e Thoronet in the Var. a marvel of architecture that blends naturally into the landscape typically provencal . Treat yourself this parenthesis out of time on the road leading towards Rognes and the lower part of Saint -Christophe.

For nature lovers , La Roque - d'Anthéron offers a choice varied hikes along the Durance with more than 120 k ilometers of trails _ _ signposted and 10 000 hectares of forests , scrubland and pine forests . During your walk, discover the scents of plants Mediterranean , often used in Provençal cuisine .

Every Thursday morning, the market traditional takes place on the Cours Foch and a sale of producers premises takes place every Saturday morning on the Place de la Vierge . You will find organic fruits and vegetables , meat organic lamb , seafood

Places to visit on holiday from La Roque-d'Anthéron

Shortly after Silvacane , towards the village, a road on your left invites you to reach the Baume holiday village . Take the track that winds through the valley lined young people oaks , towards the crests of the Côtes chain . The path led to under the Roc Ménourgues , at 354 meters altitude , then returns to the starting point, after 3 hours of one kidding ride .

At the foot of the Luberon , the village of Lourmarin and its Renaissance - style castle deserve a halt . Haven of greenery, Lourmarin was the last remains of Albert Camus and the place of predilection and inspiration of the writer Henri Bosco .

Discover Ansouis , one of the prettiest hilltop villages in southern Luberon . Stroll through the village between narrow streets and cobbled streets , visit its 17th century castle . century and its French- style garden , the Saint-Martin church , stroll through the many art galleries and taste _ _ a good ice cream at Art Glacier , while admiring the view .

The Bouches - du -Rhône department has a large number of museums . During your stay, take the opportunity to discover them ! The Museum of Old Aix and the Cabanon de Cézanne of the Bibémus quarries in Aix-en-Provence, the Museon Arlaten in Arles, the Frédéric-Mistral museum in Maillane and the Aviation museum in Saint- Victoret .