Noves is a commune with 5238 inhabitants ( 1 January 2011) in the department of Bouches -du -Rhône Provence -Alpes- Côte d' Azur region. It belongs to Arrondissement Arles Canton and Château Renard.


Noves is situated about twelve kilometers south of Avignon. The municipality covers an area of ​​27.92 square kilometers and is located at 32-105 meters above sea level (on average 43 meters) in the valley of the river Anguillon.

Coat of arms

Description: gold with black plate main an ongoing black bear.



  • Église Saint- Baudile: The church is named after St. Baudilius, is the patron saint of the church. In the 13th century the church was built.
  • Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (English: Chapel of the White Penitents ): The chapel was built in the fourteenth century and since 1995 library.
  • Chapelle Notre- Dame de Piété: The church is located on the hill Pieu where 1,400 years ago the first people settled in Noves.
  • Moulin de la Roque: The Felsenmühle, as it is called in German, can be rented by tourists today.