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Culture - Pont Van Gogh

Culture - Pont Van Gogh

Pont Van Gogh - Arles - Lionel Roux - Canopée
Frédéric Mistral, Alphonse Daudet, Nostradamus, Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Chabaud and Jean Moulin lived and worked in Provence Pays d'Arles. In their respective disciplines and missions, they all proudly wore the colours of this region.

They helped to forge its special identity. With photography, jazz, world music, classical music, theatre, contemporary art, literature, street performances, major exhibitions, digital art, sound art and much more, there is a plethora of contemporary culture in Provence Pays d'Arles. A great many events, places and designers contribute to a rich and permanent cultural programme. This programme reaches its peak during the summer period, but continues all year round. For further information, visit our dedicated page 'Cap culture: the festivals and the events!'

  • Les jardins du musée Fréderic Mistral à Maillane

    They made Provence

    Frédéric Mistral, Alphonse Daudet, Nostradamus, Charles Gounod, The Marquis de Baroncelli-Javon, Vincent Van Gogh, Léo Lelée, Auguste Chabaud, Jean Moulin, Petrarch, Lucien Clergue and Christian Lacroix all lived and worked in PROVENCE PAYS D’ARLES. In their respective disciplines and missions, they all proudly wore the colours of this region and helped to forge its special identity. Some great personalities have influenced the history of Provence Pays d'Arles with their talent, exploits and commitment.
  • Circuit découverte de Van Gogh à Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Painters and light of Provence

    Thanks to Vincent Van Gogh, the light of Provence Pays d'Arles has become famous around the world. The painter spent 20 months here and produced over 350 paintings, including his major works. Although he was unable to fulfil his dream of living in Arles, 'the workshop of the future', he made these landscapes so influential in the art world that many other artists took an interest in the city. Chabaud, Brayer and Lelée lived here and Picasso was a regular visitor.