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Type of sights

Old town / World heritage site


Name and address


FR-13200 Arles


Geodetic coordinates

43.677466 4.626988


28 m


Place de la République, à Arles
Place de la République, à Arles
Blick vom Ufer der Rhone auf Arles-Provence
Blick vom Ufer der Rhone auf Arles-Provence
Arles, röm. Arena, von Nord
Arles, röm. Arena, von Nord

Arles is a town in the Provence in the southeast of France. Remote, uneventful, but definitely no waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture. The museums are small, but have some interested artifacts. Unfortunately there are no Van Goghs to be found in the city, despite the fact that his residence in Arles was his most productive. Chico Bouchiki, co-founder of the gypsy kings, as well as the rest of the band, is from Arles. Take a lazy stroll along the Rhône, dip into a café and continue strolling. Arles is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Historical centre
  • Arènes d'Arles (Roman ampthitheatre). was built in the first or second century B.C. houses Corridas at Easter and the Rice Festa in September. Throughout the summer there are various courses camarguaises (bloodless bullfighting). (updated Jun 2015)
  • Théatre Antique d'Arles (Classical theater). 10:00 to 18:00 except Tuesday. It was built at the end of 1st century BC. €8 (free every first Sunday of the month and for children up to 18). (updated Jun 2015)
  • Cryptoportiques Wikipedia Icon (Cryptoporticos) (Place de la Republic and Place du Forum). Now completely underground, the cryptoporticos, a semi-subterranean gallery, was a sort of a base for the Roman Wikivoyage Icon Forum in Arles. It was built at the end of 1st century BC. The current structure has a horseshoe form. The entrance is located inside the Hôtel de Ville d'Arles (aka Mairie d'Arles). (updated Jun 2015)
  • Thermes de Constantin. The remains of the Roman baths (updated Jun 2015)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Trophime (Church of Saint Trophime). A church in Romanesque style built in XIIth century. Besides the church there is a quite remarkable cloister. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Espace Van Gogh (Médiathèque & Bibliothèque Municipale), Place Docteur Félix Rey,  +33 490 493939. A former hospital with a courtyard where Van Gogh was kept under medical treatment. (updated Jun 2015)
Out of historical centre
  • Alycamps. An ancient burial site and early Christian cemetery. Eglise Saint Honorat is at the SE end of the place. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Pont de Langlois (Pont Van Gogh) (quite a bit out of the city centre). It was the subject of several paintings by Vincent van Gogh. (updated Jun 2015)


The Market and definitely think about researching for expositions and other events of the sort.


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Inside the range of 4 km:

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