Arles

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Camargue Nature Park - Population : 53,737 inh.

puce 35km South of Avignon and 90km from Marseille.

Arles, the Rhone river view from the arena
Arles is the largest city in France with the surface area being 758 km².
It is encircled by an environment of exceptional beauty: the banks of the Rhône river, the arid plains of Crau, the untamed land of the and the .
Arles, the arena
Once a metropolis of Roman Gaul, then Arles became a symbole of ardent Christianity as can be seen through the arena, the Alyscamps burial grounds, the amphitheater and the Roman baths of Constantin.
Arles, antique theater
Arles is now the gateway to Camargue, pland of the Gypsies and meeting place of the Camargue cowboys. Today the ferias or bull runs and bull fights are held in this very same arena (12,000 seats) that was the scene of the Roman games in the first century !
Van Gogh stayed here with his friend Gauguin. Picasso, a lover of bull fights, was inspired by them to do two paintings and 57 drawings...
Arles, view from  the arena
Arles is also a center of photography. Each summer the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie brings many visitors. City of festivals, art, and culture, Arles has never stopped attracting artists. The Roman monuments of Aries are registered with Unesco and should be seen. The houses and private mansions of the 16th and 17th centuries, the cloister of St. Trophime, the Hôtel de Ville, and the shaded terraces of the Place des Lices are all well worth a tour.




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puce What to see:

The arena, amphitheater.
Alyscamps burial grounds.
Roman baths of Constantin (4thc.).
The Antique Arles museum (4th c. sarcophaguses) and Arlaten museum (furniture and traditional folk art).
The Reattu Museum, Fine Arts museum.
The Rice Museum.

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puce Leisure activities:

Ranches, horseback riding (9 schools).
Hiking. Mountain biking.

3 Beaches.
La Capeliere (nature walk of Camargue).
Van Gogh Tour. Gypsy mosaics.
Many festivals:
Fete des Gardians (May, 1st).
Santon exhibition in December.

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Bed and breakfast

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- Arles 4 km -
100 € - 140 €
Le Mas des Oursons
- Arles 4 km -
2 spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms with king size beds, independent entrance, private terrace in a guest house for lovers of the arts, shows and music, surrounded by nature with swimming pool. Table d'hôtes.
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garageOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Arles
100 € - 140 €

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Holiday rentals

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- - Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
350 € - 750 €
ANTONELLE
- Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
5 Gîtes & apartments for 2 to 6 persons in a authentic & comfortable Camargue mas. 13 Km from Arles center
Close to the sea or a lakeWifi or Internet accessParking or garageOpen all year round
Locate on the map of  Arles
350 € - 750 €

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- - Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
320 € - 1550 €
DOMAINE DE LA TOURETTE
- Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
6 Rentals - Apartments & houses for 2 to 8 persons
Swimming pool - Park
5 Km from Arles Centre. (Fourques)
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsOpen all year round
Locate on the map of  Arles/ Fourques
320 € - 1550 €

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- - Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
400 € - 950 €
LE MAS DU JUGE
- Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
4 Charming renovated rentals for 2 to 5 persons in a 18th cent. bastide
Swimming pool - 200ha Rice growing estate
Box or paddock for horses
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of  Arles - L'Albaron
400 € - 950 €

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Campings

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Avignon : 35 km - Marseille : 80 km
Crin Blanc
4,5 hectares campsite in the heart of the parc régional de la Camargue
Mobile homes rentals camping pitches from 100 to 130 m²
Heated swimming pool with water slide - Entertainement
Close to the sea or a lakeCottages - mobile homes rentingCamping cars welcomeAqua ParkHeated Swiming poolKid ClubEntertainmentRestaurantWIFIAccess for disabledPets accepted under conditionsTennis courthorseback riding
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109 Number of plots/43 Number of mobile homes

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puce Shows and events

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From 04.06 to 10.07.22
Arles festivals
From 04.06 to 10.07.22

The whole city participates in these Camargue traditions where the soul of Arles can be found: election of the Queen of Arles, race of Satin, Lyric Forum, the Pegoulade, the Costume Festival, Golden Cockade Festival.
Centre ville
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From 28.06 to 01.09.22
17ème Rencontre de Création In Situ
From 28.06 to 01.09.22
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From 28 to 30 June: Demonstration of engraving on marble in the summer garden of Arles by Julien Batifol! July 1st at 6 pm: Inauguration of the stele! Until 1 September: Exhibition of the Manifesto
Jardin d'été, Boulevard des Lices
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From 04.07 to 25.09.22
Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles
From 04.07 to 25.09.22

The first photographic event in the world which brings together thousands of professionals and amateurs with nearly 35 exhibitions, conferences, courses...
divers lieux
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From 11.07 to 17.07.22
Les Suds in Arles
From 11.07 to 17.07.22

A panorama of all the musical South with nearly 50 concerts. From reggae to rai, via flamenco, jazz, oriental strings, tango, electro... nearly 40 dance, song and music courses.
Théâtre Antique
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From 10.09 to 11.09.22
Rice Fair in Arles
From 10.09 to 11.09.22

One of the big events of the year with bullfights, novilladas and equestrian shows in the bullring, but also abrivado, encierro, bandido, parades and concerts
Arènes d'Arles
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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Fontvielle (15km), Tarascon (20 km) and Saintes Maries de la Mer (36 km).


Arles, Republique square Arles, the banks of the Rhone river

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