Aramon

Located on the right bank of the Rhône, half way between Avignon and Beaucaire, the village of Aramon forms an amphitheatre at the foot of its castle, which is built on top of a rocky outcrop. This has always been a haven for sailors.

The village's port has been active since Roman times and reached its apogee in the 17th century. Oil, wines, salt and cereals were sent through Aramon to the whole of France.

In terms of recent History, the rural economy revolved around basket making up to the 1960s, with many workshops vannerie in the village.

Aramon then enjoyed a period of rapid development thanks to several industrial installations and work by the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône to build the Vallabrègues dam. The village has retained its agricultural spirit though with fruit orchards, vineyards and olive groves beautifully setting off its architectural heritage which includes numerous 15th to 17th century residences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sightseeing:

 

- The GR 42 A trail (Saze to Théziers, Montfrin, Comps via Aramon and La Grande Palun) dotted with beautiful rounded stone shelters, departure from Aramon.

- Walk along the former quayside on the Rhône,

- Exploration of Alfred Island in the Lône nature park (10 hectares),

- Weekly market on Wednesday mornings.

 

 

 

Don't miss :

 

- The old village

- The ancient centre: Saint Pancrace church (12th – 17th c.) 1st century Roman funeral steles inside and outside.

- 15th to 18th century private mansions: de FORTON – de JOSSAUD de POSQUIERES – de LAUDUN ST JEAN – CHOISITY

- The castle that formerly belonged to Diane de Poitiers, Lady of Aramon, dating to the 15th century and with a 7 hectare garden (outside visits only with a guide),

- The traditional festivals of Saint Martin (11th November) and Saint Jean (23rd June).

-The market