Le Castellet Travel Guide

  • Church, seen from
    Church, seen from "le trou de Madame"
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  • Night view on the fortress
    Night view on the fortress
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  • The castellet - details (castle)
    The castellet - details (castle)
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Le Castellet Things to Do

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    by vinc_bilb Updated May 27, 2008

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    This gallery, created 20 years ago in area Provence Riviera, exclusively introduces artists of the south of France. The ones have a prestigious international career, others voluntarily wish to remain more modest.

    So, I realy like to enter in this gallery, always original an amazing. A good artistic trip

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    by vinc_bilb Updated May 20, 2008

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    Added to its spiritual role, the roman church is also a good place for musical activities (classic, jazz, ...)

    More informations and details availables at tourism infomation center (city hall) or on the main entrance dor of this church.
    I suggest also to visit this monument dedicated to God

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    A. Prost, 4 times winner here (1983-photo)

    by vinc_bilb Written May 19, 2008

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    The original circuit, created by Paul Ricard (well known for his French alcool "Pastis") in 1970, was the setting for many national and international motor sports competitions.

    I came here 3 times in the passed, for the F1 GP. Now, it's most a test track for F1, MotoGP, ... and special events (private races, ...)

    All information's available on the web site (attached photo also)

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Le Castellet Restaurants

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    View from Aube street

    by vinc_bilb Written May 20, 2008

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    I didn't eat here, but this restaurant is well known. Rating from French users are good to very good (food, staff, decoration, view) but price are high.

    There are two entrances, on from the bottom (Rue Aube) and the other from the center of the village

    Favorite Dish: Local provencal food

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    by vinc_bilb Updated May 18, 2008

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    As "local", I have to reconize I neither eat here, but, the background is clear: this restaurant is well-known for being a good choice for epicures, who enjoy the fineness food.
    This restaurant have also few rooms (Hotel).

    It was on the "where to be seen" place, when F1 French Grand-Prix was here.

    Pre-bokking is recommended

    Favorite Dish: See menu. Experience based on feed-back I got

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Le Castellet Warnings and Dangers

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    by vinc_bilb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In South of France, climate is warm and dry in summer. Inflammable vegetation and strong wind (the famous Mistral) form an explosive mixture.

    => A cigarette end not well -extinguished is enough to trigger off a big forest fire, which will destroy thousands of hectares of forest,
    => the risk of fire is very high and the natural environment is step by step destroyed.
    Fighting the fire is very dangerous because the ground is difficult with steep and rocky hills.

    Sometimes, the wind changes its course and can trap firemen surrounded by the flames.
    That happens many time, with sometime firemens burnt alive.

    Some rules are to be applied. Not respecting this rules are considered as French law violation.

    - Don't enter insides for forests during risky days (verry dry, strong wind)
    - No firest inside the forests (including barbecue, cigarettes, camp fires...)
    - No camping
    - Ensure access inside the forests are free: don't park you car on the mandatory forest paths access for firemens
    - Call 112 is you have a doubt (fire start, smoke, ...)

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