Notre-Dame-du-Château, chapel, St Etienne du GrèsNotre-Dame-du-Château, chapel, St Etienne du Grès

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    Very off the path spot! Good work!
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      5 / 5
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      Very nice description and tips!
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      Yes! A plan would be useful!
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      Yes, 4 pics.
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      Yes!
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A very nice and quiet Romanic chapel, hosting a holy statue...

My experience, Explo description: 

First mention of this chapel dates back to 1180. It was restored in 1419 and 1859.

A miraculous statue (a Madonna and a child maid of painted wood) was brought there in 1350, to thank Ste Marthe de Tarascon for sparing Tarascon from pestilence. Since, every year, there is a pilgrinage to the chapel, on the 5th Sunday after Eastern.

The church was constructed on the ruins of an old oppidum.

Have a look at the roof, made of stones.

On the way to the church, walking along the cliff, you will discover an interesting troglodyte house.

My personal recommendations: 

A dozen of oratories (shrines) where standing along the track leading to the chapel. There are only 2 left.

Walking to the chapel is a very nice and shaded trip. Once at the chapel, you can enjoy the wonderful view, and rest on the very pleasant grass meadow.

How getting there: 

The chapel is located about 200 east from St Etienne du Grès. Take the Vieux Chemin d'Arles road to St Remy de Provence. Drive slowly car there is only a little sign indicating the chapel. Afterdriving by a winery, you can park (on the left side of the road). Then walk about 10mn on a track to reach the chapel.

A tip to eat: 

Take a pic nic! Very nice spot!

A tip to sleep: 

In Saint Remy, but very expensive in summer time!

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

The chapel is closed most of the time.

Visit duration: 

1 hour.

Entry fees: 

Free.