Arles

  • Arènes d'Arles

    © Wego Productions/CRT PACA

    Arènes d'Arles

    © Wego Productions/CRT PACA

Arles

City of art and history, Arles is classified as a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This city obtained this title because of its ancient city center and many Roman monuments that it shelters. It is also one of the four routes of the Road to Santiago. And last but not least, UNESCO has awarded the Camargue, where Arles is located for its Space of International Natural Interest. 

Arles is a gateway to Camargue, the gypsies homeland. It is the meeting point of the biggest férias, where nearly 12 000 spectators gather for the festivities in the centenary-old arena. 

 

The cultural life of the city is very intense and developed. Many museums tell the history of the region and present the richness of the Arlesian heritage. There are testimonies from artists who lived in Arles, such as Van Gogh or Picasso. For photo amateurs, the International Photographs Meetings are organized each year and have become an unmissable rendez-vous. It should be noted that in 2018, the LUMA Foundation will open its doors to highlight the cultural and current activities of the city. 

 

Arles is a city with a rich heritage marked by history. It is where the works of the greatest artists meet with the most beautiful festivities. A must-see in Provence!

 

 

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