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Office de Tourisme de Saint Chamas

Tourism institutions, Tourist Information Office in Saint-Chamas
  • This fishing village is divided in two by a hill pierced by caves that were once used for dwellings. There are remains of mediaeval town walls in St-Chamas, including a 15th century gateway. The baroque church (1653) has an unusual front: in its centre is a niche containing a pieta (showing the Virgin and the dead Christ), a rare theme in external decoration. Visitors can get a fine bird’s-eye view by going up the steep path to the Plan de l’Horloge aqueduct that towers 23 metres above the...
    This fishing village is divided in two by a hill pierced by caves that were once used for dwellings. There are remains of mediaeval town walls in St-Chamas, including a 15th century gateway. The baroque church (1653) has an unusual front: in its centre is a niche containing a pieta (showing the Virgin and the dead Christ), a rare theme in external decoration. Visitors can get a fine bird’s-eye view by going up the steep path to the Plan de l’Horloge aqueduct that towers 23 metres above the town. Nearby is Pont Flavien (Flavian's Bridge), a 1st century Roman bridge that spans the River Touloubre. Traffic on the ancient road from Marseille to Arles used to pass over this bridge. Its arch is in yellow limestone, its two abutments in white limestone. The pilasters are capped by lions (three, easily identifiable, were restored in the 18th century) and eagles, in the Augustean decorative tradition. The bridge has been restored on several occasions.
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  • Environment
    • Village centre
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
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  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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