Arles

Lionel Roux / Office de Tourisme d'Arles

World Heritage of Humanity City of art and culture, Arles is classified World Heritage of Humanity for its Roman monument, novels and its historic center. Porte de Camargue, it remains the cradle of Provençal culture. In Arles, France more common, discover an exceptional heritage. The city was declared a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO as a triple: with its Roman monuments, novels (Amphitheatre, Roman Theatre, Cathedral and Cloitre Saint Trophimus ...) and all of its old center, as a point of start of the Way of St Jacques de Compostela. As physical global interest through the Camargue.

Located at the top of the Rhone delta, Arles is your gateway to Camargue, an area where the flora and fauna protected by the Camargue Regional Nature Park, offers a richness and extraordinary variety. North of the city the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, a mosaic of farmland and forests Mediterranean is home to more than a hundred rare or protected species. The strength and light of these landscapes have inspired many artists.

Arles name is now inseparable from that of Van Gogh. During his stay in Arles, the most famous painters painted by over 300 major works. Arles is a city where very active cultural photography, music, literature, contemporary art, street performances, live performances thrive throughout the year. Open to all cultures, Arles is the capital of Provençal culture through language, dress, festivals and all its traditions. Arles is displayed as a southern city of gourmande and welcoming. Climate, fertile soil and talents come together and combine so that everyone can do here, the wonderful experience of the art of living in Provence. Real advice for your trips to Arles

Les circuits du territoire

Plage de Beauduc en Camargue

Digue à la mer : randonnée au coeur de la Camargue

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La digue à la mer permet d'accéder à 20 km de sentiers pédestres et cyclables au coeur du delta de Camargue. Parole de local, c'est en faisant une fois l'expérience de la digue à la mer que vous découvrirez réellement le delta du Rhône, sa faune et sa flaure. L'ouvrage a été construit au siècle dernier pour isoler le delta du Rhône des entrées d'eau de mer.
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  • Kayak vert Camargue - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    The Camargue green kayak base, ideally located in the heart of the most beautiful canoe route, offers an authentic nature discovery of the Camargue fauna and flora present on the Petit Rhone. Cultural opportunities are available to visit Avignon castle, but also relaxing, swimming and picnicking on the banks of the different pathways are accessible to all beginners, families and children.

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  • Hammam Chiffa - Practice

    Health - Hammam
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    Traditional public place of 3 hot parts. The heat is humid (40 ° c to 55 ° c), it is a collective meditation place. Before the scrub, it is sweat abundantly for half an hour to dilate the pores of the skin. Horsehair glove scrub activates blood circulation and removes dead skin. Steam baths have a notion of purification, regeneration, while the organization is also active during a "jogging", muscles at rest are "cleaned", mind getting rid of the stress, which generates a feeling of relaxation.

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  • Chez Germaine

    In Germaine - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    Rental of 9 adult VTC to the 1/2 day or day.

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  • Parking des Lices (or downtown) - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    Parking in rise Park. 1 entry boulevard des Lices and 1 input Street Fassin. 490 seats. On Saturday during the market, entrance only rue Emile Fassin. Maximum height: 1 m 80 only levels 0 and 1 are accessible to the people A reduced mobility.

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  • Le Loft des Quais

    The Loft of the docks - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    A place, a State of being and spirit for a unique and authentic stay

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  • Conservatoire Grand Sud des cuisines de terroir - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    The aim of the Conservatory is to present a strong image of the region's culinary heritage in all its forms. Find the Conservatory's restaurants and producers on the website www.grandsudcuisine.fr

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  • Les Olivades à Saint-Etienne-du-Grès

    Les Olivades - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    Léonard Quinche, a printer on fabric Genevois, is at the origin of the company. In 1818, he joined with two Tarasconnais and created an Indian factory St Etienne du Grès, small Provençal village located at the foot of the Alpilles. Textiles are printed on the Board, washed and dried on the nearby meadow... The company then passes from hand to hand until 1948, date on which it is taken and transformed into company Avignonnaise print on fabrics (S.A.I.T) by Pierre Boudin.

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    1Vloc - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    Renting bikes (vtc, mountain bike, city bike, seat...) with possibility of subscription from one euro/day.Rates child/Child 1 HR €4 4 h €7 1 day (9 h to 18 h) €10 1 day (24 h) 11 €1 week 64 €, 2 weeks 119 €4 weeks €200 adults 1 h €5 4 h €8 1 day (9 h to 18 h) €11 1 day (24 h) 12 €1 week 65 €, 2 weeks 120 €4 weeks €230

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  • Books old Gilles Barbero - Practice

    Trade and services - Autres
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    Two not the arena, in the heart of the city of Arles, Gilles Barbero is pleased to welcome you in his library "Books old Gilles Barbero" open all year, the Bookstore offers a wide selection of books on Provence, geography and also in history and literature

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Restaurants and cafés (63)

  • Pichade - Restaurants and cafés

    Pizzeria, Crêperie, Snack - Pizzeria
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    Roger and Martine Aiglon invite you to their restaurant in the countryside, with its bright, welcoming dining room. Enjoy a no-frills evening with family or friends. In addition to the wide choice of pizzas, you can enjoy specialities which change with the seasons and include grilled meats, gardianne de taureau stew, blanquette of veal, Provençal tripe and moules gratinées as well as frogs legs and salads and bruschettas. A friendly place to be discovered as soon as possible.

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  • Bohemia - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    With 16 years of experience, the la Bohème restaurant welcomes you in a beautiful 17th century vaulted room and offers Mediterranean and vegetarian menus throughout the year throughout. Specializes in meals for groups, the Bohemian accommodates 70 seats. During the winter we use a fireplace for cooking meat or fish. You can also enjoy a selection of wine from the South with plates to tapas. Ideally located in the old centre you will discover a quiet and relaxing place.

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  • Taverne du Forum - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    Terrace seats 80, inside room seats 22.

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  • Jardin des arts - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    The garden of the Arts is a restaurant or you can have lunch or dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lunch with a dish of the day or à la carte. The more intimate evening with subdued lighting and soft music.Located opposite the Museon Arlaten rue de la République the Jardin des Arts restaurant is within the cloister of the Trinitarians of XIII century.We would be happy to welcome you inside the cloister or in the garden and terrace. Our goal is to make you spend a nice time tasting at the restaurant cuisine based on fresh products.

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  • Sakura - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    We are a Japanese restaurant in very pleasant surroundings (around the Amphitheatre, terrace with view of the Amphitheatre); our speciality is raw fish (sushi, sashimi and norimaki). Dishes to eat in or take away; we deliver within Arles and the surrounding area in the evenings only.

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  • Garden Cafe - counter Calendal - Restaurants and cafés

    Pizzeria, Crêperie, Snack - Fast food restaurant
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    The Garden Cafe is a counter of the Calendal offering on the spot or to take light meals: bio bread sandwiches, small dishes simmered in chinaramaiah, soups, salads, while freshness, sweets, selection of teas weddings brothers, capuccino, beers etc...Pause gourmande in the salons of le Calendal or in the garden shaded the famous dwarf.Seminars, reception on reservation.

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  • Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    The workshop is a sensory Gallery where throughout the year Jean Luc Rabanel and his team present their culinary creations. The decoration is sober and contemporary, the service is simple, accurate and attentive. The head formed a team of young and dynamic professionals who closely reflect his artistic universe.The workshop was awarded the following distinctions: 2 Michelin stars since 2009 5 toques by Gault and Millau since 2012 Cook of the year in 2008 by the Gault-Millau

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  • L'Authentic

    The Authentic - Restaurants and cafés

    Pizzeria, Crêperie, Snack - Crêperie
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    Subtle alliance between the slab pure black wheat of Brittany PGI, and the flavours of Provence. Restaurant on site or take away, pause gourmande, handcrafted ice, sales of local products. Ideally located in the historical centre of Arles on the passage leading to the Van Gogh Foundation. Discover absolutely: our interior patio, and its permanent exhibitions.

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  • The Pergula - Restaurants and cafés

    Restaurant - Restaurant
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    Come and taste our Provençal dishes on our shady terrace, ideally located in the heart of the historic centre, between the Théâtre Antique and the Amphitheatre.

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  • LiliKitesurf - Sport and leisure

    Mechanical sports
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    Aurelie, 32 years old, graduate of BPJEPS with kite surf option: "I want you to discover my passion for kite surfing. At 32 years old with a passion for kite surf for seven years, LiliKitesurf was born form a desire to share this sport, create a quality school and be responsible."

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Heritage (51)

  • The Roman circus - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Roman Circus
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    Date: 149 Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1992 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The circus is the largest Roman monument and could only be located outside the town. It was built in the 2nd century to the south-west of the town, on the banks of the Rhône. It was mainly used for horse and chariot racing, but sometimes also for cavalry fighting and venationes, a kind of animal hunt.

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  • Luppé hotel - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    The Hôtel de Luppé's astonishing façade, opposite the western tower of the amphitheatre, resembles a Florentine palace. Its successive owners evoke the past of several large Arles families and testify to their great contribution to domestic architecture in the town.. Although dating from the 17th century, the only part visible from the outside is the façade erected in the early 20th century by Gaston de Luppé, the artist, scholar and Italophile.

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  • The Amphitheatre - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Amphitheatre
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    Date: late 1st century AD Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Aerial view of the amphitheatre The amphitheatre was the most important monument in the former Roman colony and can still be admired today, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture was designed entirely in relation to its vocation as the venue of large events with vast numbers of spectators.

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  • Faraman lighthouse - Heritage

    Other heritage - Lighthouse
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    This lighthouse is in the form of a tapered tower which stands 46.5 metres above sea-level. It is one of the highest Mediterranean lighthouses. It is a stone construction, widened at the base and with a corbel at the top. In 1934, the smooth masonry was painted with six alternating horizontal black and white stripes. It was restored between 1947 and 1950, due to damage suffered in the Second World War. In 1972, it received a wind turbine and was automated.

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  • The towers of the Amphitheatre - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Tower - Belfry - Bell-tower
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    These towers date from the 12th century. From the early Middle Ages, the Roman monument was used as a fortress and contained 212 houses. The arches were bricked up and three towers were built.

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  • Gate of Augustus - Heritage

    Built heritage - Gate
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    Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1886 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 The Porte d'Auguste, also called the Porte de la Redoute after the fortressed built there in the Middle Ages, was the main entrance to the Roman town. Located at the highest point in the town, to the east, it was on a diversion of the Via Aurelia from Rome.

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  • Ste Luce commandery - Heritage

    Religious buildings - Commandry
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    The Commandery of Saint Luce consists of a series of buildings of very high architectural quality. They have the characteristics of a huge Provençal residence from the late Middle Ages. The history of the building has been seriously affected by religious events. It first housed Templars and then, after their dramatic suppression, it housed the Order of Malta. Building portal: The building portal, which has been fully restored, still has its flamboyant late 15th century décor. The building itself is built around a courtyard with a well.

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  • Donines hotel - Heritage

    Chateaux, areas, battlements - Stately home
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    16th century During the Renaissance, the town experienced a period of relative prosperity which encouraged families to build or rebuild large residences. The result was a wave of creativity heavily inspired by Antiquity.

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  • Cryptoportico of the Forum - Heritage

    Other heritage - Miscellaneous heritage
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    Date: Late 1st century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Public communal architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1841 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

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  • The baths of Constantine - Heritage

    Amphitheatre, aqueduct, arenas... - Historical spa
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    Date: 4th century Era: Antiquity Type: Sports and leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles (the exposed section), listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 A characteristic expression of Roman civilisation, the thermal baths were one of the most common public places.

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