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THE CHURCH OF MARY NATIVITY The church was rebuilt in
1848 for the most part, from a church dating from 11th century (1198). Only the Romanesque choir is registered on the list
of Historical Monuments.
The facade is decorated in a neoclassical style. The choir consists in an octagonal
dome on horns decorated
with tetramorphic motifs. The intrusive are decorated by blacksmith or goldsmith’s tools but are quite dif cult to discern nowadays. The apse wall in semi-circular shape is lined with a colonnade. Geometric patterns are drawn on the casks for the capitals’ decor with the original motifs : oves,  orets, acanthus leaves , scrolls ... The main nave, neo-Romanesque,
is soberer: a cradle vault
covers the three central spans while the aisles have a ceiling on double hip. Each of the
six side chapels contains an altar of white marble: all have
a singular decor but form a coherent entity.
ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE Everyone knows how rich is the Ancient past of this part of France. In 2015, a part of the famous Ancient Road
Via Agrippa was discovered during the contruction of
an electric post. This road was built during the 1st c. before JC and the 1st c. after;
it connected Lyon to Arles. Many others ruins were found out such as a funeral stakes, building, a well, a secondary way. A part of this road was particularly well preserved and is accessible to the public. Learning tools explains this discovery’s researches such as a 30 meters large fresco in order to gain children interest.
The Auguste Chabaud Museum presents a permanent collection of this artist who lived during the  rst half of the 20th c. He was a companion
of Matisse and of the Fauves. His favorite subjects were : the landscapes of the Alpilles and of the Montagnette, the daily life in the villages or the night life in Paris at the beginning
of the century. Temporary exhibitions punctually take place, on a theme related to Auguste Chabaud’s work or others artists.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays. Experimental organic garden «le carré des simples» is open for self-guided tours.
Center for Studies and Documentation of Regional
Cultural Heritage (Language, History, Literature, Art ...). Sale of Provencal book. Numerous events during the year with conferences, exhibitions, seminars and workshops.
capacity of 500 seats, a stage
of 69 m2 , a control sound and light with video-projector and screen. Also a space bar, two modular rooms, dressing rooms with showers, a lift for disabled person, a lobby with cloakroom and free parking nearby.
THE FOUR SEASON GARDEN Provence certainly like Tuscany, the vocation of gardens. However, after
the prosperous times of the bastides, most have been abandoned and not much created since. The Garden
of Four Seasons is therefore an exception, and - hopefully
- the index a renewal in this area. Designed as a tradition between the village of Graveson and the Montagnette Massif, it combines labyrinth recreation features labyrinth for children), entertainment (a round and spacious entrance to accommodate shows) and four parts representing the four seasons in which it is possible to stroll or rest. The massifs and groves combine local plants with rare varieties in order to highlight, without the qualities of each. We will appreciate according to his tastes, the drawing of the alleys and the perspectives, the color of the massifs, or the vegetable collections. Do not miss the national collection of Viormes. Free entrance.
Free entrance. Open from 01/04 to 30/09 - 8h - 20h and from 01/10 to 31/03 8h - 18h
Circuit following the places painted by Auguste Chabaud. Brochure with the 16 paintings reproductions and texts of Auguste Chabaud on sale at the Museum: 5d.
From June to the end of September, open daily from
10 am to 6 pm. From October to the end of May: weekdays from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1:30 pm to 6 pm. Exceptional closures on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st, as well as on the last Tuesday of July or the  rst Tuesday of August (Contact the BIT). Guided tours by appointment. Full price: 4d, reduced price: 2d. Temporary exhibitions: full price: 5d, reduced price: 2.50d.
Three circuits in the heart of the village to discover crosses, frescoes and heritage...
This exhibition space is for temporary events and local artists. Ask for workshop art for children and adult.
Inaugurated in 2009. It has a 500 m2 auditorium with a

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