Pont Royal is a French touristic place located nearby Mallemort in the Bouches du Rhone department. It’s a typical Provence pedestrian village overlooked by the Durance Valley in a 450 acres park designed with leisure, peaceful and cultural facilities. Pont Royal is especially famous for its golf designed by the Spanish Golf champion Severiano Ballesteros.
Pont Royal is located 29kms to Aix en Provence, 65kms to Marseille, 128 kms to Hyeres and 142kms to Montpellier. You can reach Pont Royal by plane to Marseille International Airport or Nimes International Airport (92kms).
This typical village enjoys a beautiful architecture with its plaza, numerous fountains, the Tour Carree, its church, park, old streets, castle ruins, oratorical, chain-bridge and its lovely Provencal market.
Pont Royal is a famous place for art. Indeed every year the village welcome talented classical musicians, opera singer, jazzmen, Theatre Company, singers and organise a lot of private inaugurations and exhibitions. This events run mainly during the summer but you could take part in those shows throughout the years. Artists sing and play in plaza close to the swimming pool and restaurants. Moreover, Pont Royal is the best place to live to enjoy summer festivals in Aix en Provence, Avignon and Salon de Provence.
In Pont Royal area, you could visit some vestiges such as the Cales caveman grotto, Lourmarin castle, Sylvacane Abbey, the Alpilles (with Roman and Middle-Age relics). You could discover Provencal factories with a Venelles’s Provencal liqueur tasting, the Salon de Provence’s soap factory, the Eguilles’s brewery and the Jouques Olive oil mill. If you prefer outdoor activities, you could visit La Barben zoo, the parks and walk in the Costes massif.
Pont Royal is a heaven if you like sports. You could do some bicycle, horse riding, canoe, accrobranche, tennis, rafting, beach activities with the converted beach, a large pool complex, the trout fishing pond and the internationally well-known 18 cup Golf. The Pont Royal Golf is absolutely integrated in surrounding nature and provides lots of Mallemort activities and sport tournaments. Every week you could attend to musical and cultural organisations and of course to different golf challenges such as Peter Golding’s cup, Saint Patrick’s Trophy etc. In the golf complex there is a club house, a member club, a golf shop where you could find the latest golf equipments, a practice area where you could improve your golf ball’s trajectory. Some trainings and lessons to enhance your swing are given by the famous David Leadbetter who works with the best worldwide golf academy. Numerous cares like skin beauty cares, leanness cares, form cares and osteopathy cares are offered. Furthermore, the golf bar restaurant serves snack, meals and gastronomic food all along the day.
Food and drinks
Mallemort specialty is the delicious green asparagus cooked by different ways, for example in soup, puff, streamed or just cooked with butter. In the Bouches du Rhone area, you could also try all fish meals especially the famous French Bouillabaisse and the French wine.
- Auberge du Vieux Village, Grand Rue (Mallemort), +33 (0)4 90 57 49 66, from €15
- Es Beu La Vie, Domaine du Golf de Pont Royal, +33 (0)4 90 59 46 83, from €24
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