Arles.

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Arles is a coastal city and commune in the South of France, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Remote, uneventful, but definitely no waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture. Unfortunately there are no Van Goghs to be found in the city, despite the fact that his residence in Arles was his most productive.

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The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles (wiki) were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981.

Arles has important Roman remnants: *Roman Theatre of Arles (map), The arena or amphitheatre (map), *The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis, map), The Thermae of Constantine (map), The cryptoporticus (map), *Arles Obelisk (map), *Barbegal aqueduct and mill (map).

Espace Van Gogh (Médiathèque & Bibliothèque Municipale, map). A former hospital with a courtyard where Van Gogh was kept under medical treatment.

Cloister Saint-Trophime (map). A former monastery with a beautiful courtyard, is a major work of Romanesque architecture, and the representation of the Last Judgment on its portal is considered one of the finest examples of Romanesque sculpture, as are the columns in the adjacent cloister.

The town also has a museum of ancient history, the Musée de l’Arles et de la Provence antiques (map), with one of the best collections of Roman sarcophagi to be found anywhere outside Rome itself. Other museums include the Musée Réattu (map) and the Museon Arlaten (map).

Abbaye de Montmajour (a few km northeast of Arles, map). A national monument and former Benedictine monastry founded in 948. The abbey is noted for its 11th–14th-century graves, carved in the rock, its subterranean crypt, and its massive unfinished church. The abbey and the landscape around it were frequently painted and drawn by Vincent van Gogh.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in France.

Arles is for the most part small enough to enjoy by foot, if you aren’t lazy. Otherwise, rely on taxis and buses.

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BUS: sobus.travel — sells bus tickets for all the bus companies. OuibusIsilinesFlixBusEurolinesMegabus >> (*Intercity buses in France)

TRAIN: Trains are a great way to get around in France. For regional trains, schedules can be found at ter.sncf.com. You can get from pretty much anywhere to anywhere else by train.

For long distances, use the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, or High-speed train) on which reservations are obligatory. TGVThelloOuigo. + RailEurope • EurostarThalysizy (Paris-Brussels) • TGV Lyria (Switzerland) • DB (Germany) • RENFE (Barcelona) >> (*Rail travel in France)

AIRPORT: parisaeroport.fr – Paris airport information. The main international airport, Roissy – Charles de Gaulle, is likely to be your port of entry if you fly into France from outside Europe.

FERRY: Brittany FerriesP&O FerriesDFDS Seaways

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#Arles is one of the most beautiful cities in #Provence with a magnificent historical and cultural heritage. Its first inhabitants were the Ligurians, who settled here around 800 BC. The city was an important Phoenician port, and in 123 BC he was captured by the Romans. This time was marked by the economic heyday of Arles. In Arles, magnificent sights of the times of the Roman Empire have been preserved.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

How do you obtain a VISA for a stay in France – and what are the customs procedures? + Customs and Visas (france.fr)

ABOUT-FRANCE.COM.

The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more.

FRANCE-VOYAGE.COM.

France-Voyage.com is a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information.

guide.michelin.com: Find your next great culinary experience with the MICHELIN Guide.

France-Voyage.com: Since it was created in 2003, France-Voyage.com has developed over the years to become a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information they need to help plan their stay.

About-France.com – is a website filled with hundreds of pages of relevant and useful information about France. The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more, are just part of a much wider exploration of modern France.

Le Figaro: This is a French newspaper that covers news, culture, and entertainment in France, and provides practical information for tourists on topics such as food, wine, and shopping.

Auto Europe: This website provides information on car rental options in France, as well as booking options and practical information on driving in France.

Velib: This is the website of Paris’ public bike-sharing system and provides information on renting bikes, pricing, and station locations.