According to their lawyer, the place, once "bucolic", has turned into a "nightmare".

This Tuesday, residents of Barben, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, sued the Rocher Mistral theme park, a sort of "Puy du Fou Provencal" open since July 1.

Lashing out at noise pollution and the “massive” traffic of vehicles, the neighbors of the Rocher Mistral castle live in an “open-air nightclub”, denounced the applicants' lawyer, Jean-Marc Descoubès, on Tuesday.

Decision on October 12

Two families, one owner of seven houses that it has rented and another living in La Barben, a small village of some 800 inhabitants located near Salon-de-Provence, attacked SAS Rocher Mistral in summary proceedings before the court. judiciary of Aix-en-Provence.

They ask him to suspend the musical activities of the park, as well as the use of the adjoining car park and finally the operation of the vegetable garden while waiting for the required impact studies to be provided and the compliance work carried out.

In their summons, the applicants accuse the entrepreneur Vianney d'Alençon, who bought the Château de la Barben on December 30, 2019, of having carried out development work for a year without authorization.

The court will render its decision in this so-called “emergency” procedure on October 12.


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