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Tourism Office of Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres

  • Address: Tour de Ribas, BP. 15 - 30126 Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres

  • Phone: +33 (0)4 66 50 10 10

  • SIRET: 383 614 906 00014

  • Legal form: Association déclarée

  • Creation date20-06-1991

  • Activity: Other reservation service and related activities (7990Z)

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Situated between the Provence and the Cevennes



Ideal tourist destination for a stage or a stay

You will love the rich culture, landscape diversity, les produits du terroir


Sur le On the way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, an exceptional heritage towards Arles (GR 42) 


It is a typical village of Gard located 4 km from the A9 motorway exit (E15, exchanging of Roquemaure) and 20 km from Avignon or Orange. This favoured situation makes it easily accessible.

We'll be pleased all year long to welcome you and inform you during your stay in accordance with your needs, your pleasures, your wishes and make you discover the heritage.

You'll be able to visit freely during the high season exhibitions of painting and sculpture which are held on the first floor of the tower, at the opening hours of the office.

We'll guide you to the monuments and comment the local history of this surprising and magnificent village. At the top of the tower you will have a magnificent scenery.

  • This medieval village surrounded by a famous vineyard has three listed monuments open to the public at the opening hours of the Tourist Office.

  • Guided tour : minimum 2 persons, every afternoon (working days). Tours in the afternoon, please contact us.





Vue depuis l'entrée du villageView from the entrance of the village, the fortified church and the 14th century dungeon


Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a city steeped in history and a medieval village located on the right bank of the river "Rhône" surrounded by the famous "Côtes du Rhone" and "Lirac" vineyards, in contact with Provence and Languedoc. Its two rectangular towers and its fortified church give it a fortress appearance from the fourteenth century onwards.

The fortified church (XII-XIV)

Eglise vue surélevée

Raised under the term of martyr Saint Laurent, it belonged in the Xth century to a civil Lord who made a gift of it to the bishop of Avignon in 919.

Formerly located in an enclave of an old diocese of Avignon, the romanesque church traditionally built in Latin cross shape received a defensive apparatus in the XIVth centrury and that history allots to the bishop Jacques Deuze, future pope Jean XXII (1316-1334).

Typically of romanesque provencal style this church was listed as an historical monument in 1892. Nowadays, it is an exceptional break on the South religious romanesque routes.


The "Jacques Deuze" Tower (XII-XIV)

Donjon église

This tower with its ancient aspect and its beautiful architecture is worth being a listed monument.

It is proudly erected in the center of the village with a XIIth century ground-floor and the higher levels were rebuilt at the beginning of the XIVth century, in the Jacques Deuze's time.

A covered way encircled the top level allowing a panoramic surveillance. The Northern part has preserved its original state.


The "Ribas" Tower (XI)

Tour Ribas place du saint

Close to the feudal keep stands the romanesque "Ribas Tower" shaded by two secular cedars.

Today an information and reception office, the tower shelters a remarkable model representing the village as it was in the Middle Ages. Carried out from an old land register this reproduction allows each visitor to imagine and understand the former arrangement of the village.

The ancient walls, the moat and the two gates with drawbridges have partially disappeared because of successive installations but still remain visible in some places.

In the tower one can distinguish old painting traces on the walls.The first floor, a beautiful romanesque space is now used as an exhibition room during the high season.


The old laundry

Le lavoir vu du fond 

Located below the village, it was built in 1866 during the Second Empire, the mayor of that time was Alexis Martin.

It is a public wash house, established over the water, on the edge of "ruisseau des Rats" ("Rats stream").

It measures 14m x 2.50 m and divided into two unequal parts with a total capacity of 21 000 liters.

A beautiful frame supporting the roof with four slopes covered with Provencal tiles. The new lighting highlights this beautiful building.



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