The history of Tarascon's roots reach far beyond the limits of human memory. The site was already inhabited in prehistoric times. But the city is best known because of a terrible monster that haunted the surrounding swamps in ancient times: the Tarasque. The story goes that the beast was tamed by Martha of Bethany from Judea. A miracle that made the city famous.
But rest assured, if you stray today around Tarascon, no Tarasque, no hideous monster. On the other hand, you will be able to attend festivities around the Tarasque, festivities classified by UNESCO as part of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, since 2005.
In addition to the numerous restaurants, the city offers visitors a wide range of activities and visits that are worth the detour: the castle, built by the princes of Anjou in the 15th century, which is one of the most beautiful fortresses in Europe, the royal collegiate church of Saint Marthe, erected in the 11th and 12th centuries, but also the theatre, with its baroque façade, the cloister of the cordeliers, the town hall or the Souleïado museum where you can discover the history of these famous fabrics inspired by Provençal folklore...
In short, you won't have too much of a day to tour the owner.

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