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VTT autour du Lac ©Michel Boutin
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Château-Arnoux / St Auban

Chateau-Arnoux / Saint Auban

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Castrum Arnulphi was probably the name of the 1st castle's builder, that set up in the hill of St Jean

Located on the right bank of the Durance river. In the Middle Age, the village set up next to Saint-Jean hillside. Nowadays Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban is the fifth most important city in the area with more than 5,500 inhabitants.

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The Tour of the Lake is a 10km walk full of rest and freshness, it's also an important ornithologic site. In Château-Arnoux, you can enjoy the castle park and its bridle path. Crossed by a bridle path leading to the former stables and the castle, the castle park which is listed as a “Natural Site and Monument” is being restored. The park gathers around 150 species of trees and shrubs.

Every Sunday morning, an important traditional market takes place in Saint-Auban and every Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm, a covered Bio market at Chateau-Arnoux.

The St Jean Chapel

The St Jean Chapel

Great point of view on the Valley

The Chapel at 665 meters of height can be reached from the tourist office by a pedestrian path or by car. St John the Baptist’s Chapel, which was built in 1667, was recently restored. The internationally renowned artist Bernar Venet, who was born in the region made the contemporary furniture. Open every Wednesday from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm in July and August.

Castle's Park

Castle's Park

We propose to discover the mysteries of the village, the prestigious castle built by Pierre de Glandevès between 1510 and 1530, the snail (spiral straircase), the neighboring park, haven of peace and greenery going to the Ferme de Font-Robert (ancient 16th century farm of the castle).

Map of Chateau-Arnoux / Saint-Auban

Map of Chateau-Arnoux / Saint-Auban
Photo Gallery

Photos and videos

VTT autour du Lac ©Michel Boutin
VTT autour du Lac ©Michel Boutin
Le Val de Durance ©Thibaut Vergoz

Le Val de Durance ©Thibaut Vergoz

Editions

Editions

Agenda DURANCE
Agenda DURANCE

Toutes les animations du territoire à retrouver chaque mois dans l'Agenda Durance

Touristic Brochure 2016
Touristic Brochure 2016