Chateau d'Avignon

Chateau d'Avignon, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Hours, Address, Chateau d'Avignon Reviews: 4/5

Chateau d'Avignon
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
This location was reported permanently closed
About
Set on the western edge of the Rhône delta, the Chateau d'Avignon is an unexpected combination of green landscapes, technology and architecture, created by the innovative mind of Louis Prat-Noilly.In 1893, this rich merchant from Marseille purchased a chateau built in the 18th century by the Avignon family. The innovative mind of the new owner contributed to a radical transformation of the former country house, which became a beautiful hunting pavillion.Ancré à la limite occidentale du delta du Rhône, le domaine du château d’Avignon constitue un ensemble inattendu de verdure, de technologie et d’architecture, né de l’esprit novateur de Louis Prat-Noilly.En 1893, ce riche négociant marseillais se porte acquéreur d’un château bâti au XVIIIe siècle par la famille d’Avignon. L’esprit novateur du nouveau propriétaire contribue à une transformation radicale de l’ancienne bastide, qui devient à son initiative un précieux pavillon de chasse.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.0
81 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
36
Average
11
Poor
3
Terrible
6

BertXL
Antwerp, Belgium139 contributions
Been there three times, closed all the time
Jun 2016 • Couples
This was listed as a big attraction in the area. We have been there three times and every time the gate was closed with a paper in front of it "Ferme". With no extra explanation why or when it would be open.
Written June 28, 2016
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Vahe B
5 contributions
Little big chateau. But not in avignon :)
Sep 2015 • Solo
Its shame that the upper floors was closed. I visited this little chateau bychanse when crusing in camarge. Lots of furnnitures interesting bathroom equipements wateer system.... and a lot. Unfortunatly ypu cant take pictures inside
Written September 25, 2015
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ruthrees
Ireland130 contributions
Beautiful elegant house
Jul 2015
We enjoyed visiting this house particularly as the lovely guide was very good at explaining a few extras to us (in French). The grounds are beautiful. A visit will probably take about 2 hours, note there is no coffee shop.
Written August 13, 2015
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barbaraebner
Leonding, Austria870 contributions
very interesting castle tour and park
Sep 2014 • Couples
audio guides are perfect for a tour on the grounds at your own speed, everything well groomed. Entrance fee is 4 Euros which is not expensive and the gardens are beautifully maintained. the history and sanitary/technical installations are amazing for the time it was completed and well worth a visit, especially also for guys and older children
Written October 2, 2014
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Connieboo
Newton Abbot, UK44 contributions
Pleasant way to spend an hour or two !
May 2013 • Friends
Despite the rather distracting modern art installations which seem to be popular at Chateau d'Avignon, this is a very beautiful and interesting historical venue and deserves a visit. The house , grounds and outbuildings are well restored and maintained. Having visited several times, this remains a favourite place !
Written April 2, 2014
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44JHx
Ringwood, UK470 contributions
Excellent historical venue
Sep 2013 • Couples
We took the tourist train here to learn of the history of the town of Avignon. We then toured the chateau and surrounding area.
Written December 12, 2013
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Scott H
Montgomery, AL100 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2013
This is an old chateau that was restored in the late 19th century by a wealthy industrialist from Marseille, who wanted a hunting lodge in the Camargue. What makes this chateau even more interesting is how the owner made use of "the latest" in technology and hygiene practices to build his retreat. The enormous kitchen stove helped to provide hot water throughout the house, for example, and servant areas were fitted with hand washing sinks, apparently a novel concept for the time. We enjoyed spending an hour here, viewing the house & grounds.
Written September 16, 2013
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Sandra H
73 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2013
We stumbled by on our trip to Camargue and were pleasantly surprised. We actually had the house to ourselves (except for security) and had a great tour using the audio guide. The house was interesting in a Downton Abbey way and the grounds were beautiful. Well worth a stop.
Written September 16, 2013
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Horse E
Bucharest174 contributions
good retreat from the burning summer sun
Jul 2013 • Couples
It is worth going if you want to spend a a sunny afternoon. Sometimes they organize concerts and pick-nicks.
Written August 12, 2013
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Len D
Canberra, Australia378 contributions
Fascinating
Oct 2012 • Friends
Well worth a visit for the beautiful grounds, the interesting collection of buildings and the fascinating story behind them.
Written June 23, 2013
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