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PROVENCE PAYS D’ARLES is Provence! The most beautiful stories from its past were written here! Its figureheads lived here! Its symbolic landscapes are most beautifully represented here! Its traditions shine with unrivalled intensity! Its colourful, delicious and joyous cuisine is prepared every day thanks to its exceptional soil!

The heart of Provence beats in Provence Pays d'Arles! Here, Provençal traditions shine out as brightly as ever. The lives of the towns and villages are punctuated by these festive and colourful events. The courses camarguaises bring the arenas to life from March to October. The traditional costumes of the Arles women are resplendent during these great occasions. The carreto ramado travel through the villages in spectacular processions. The culture of this region is so rich that Frédéric Mistral, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1904, dedicated an entire museum to it, the Arlaten Museum! Faithful to this heritage, all those who carry 'the passion' inside them are eager to share it with you!

  • AOP Olive oil from the Vallee des Baux-de-Provence

    Gastronomy and crafts

    Provence Pays d'Arles is a land of wonder for gourmets. The region has a total of ten rosettes awarded by the Michelin Guide and twenty-two 'toques' (chef's hats) awarded by the Gault and Millau Guide.
  • Culture - Pont Van Gogh

    Culture in Provence

    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.
  • Site antique de Glanum

    History and Heritage

    PROVENCE PAYS D’ARLES has experienced some great moments since the beginning of time. It is always astonishing to think that according to tradition, the first Christians, some of them contemporaries of Christ such as Saint Martha, Saint Marie Jacobe and Saint Marie Salome, stayed and lived in this corner of Provence.
  • Plage de Camargue

    Sport and leasure

    There are many different ways of visiting the natural spaces of Provence Pays d'Arles, provided that you respect their fragility. In Camargue and the Alpilles, horse-riding allows you to get close to, and gently lose yourself in, nature.
  • Scènes costumées au Moulin de Daudet

    Traditions

    The history of Provence Pays d'Arles is closely linked to that of Provence and its founding fathers, including Frédéric Mistral, Folco de Baroncelli and Léo Lelée. Here, the residents are the keepers of unique Provençal traditions.
  • Réserve naturelle de la Crau

    Parks and natural spaces

    Thanks to the wealth of its environments, one particular characteristic of Pays d'Arles is that within just a few kilometres you can find the natural parks of the Alpilles and Camargue and the nature reserve of La Crau, the last steppe in Western Europe. The meeting point of these three geo-territories is fascinating.
  • Regions and Villages

    The history of Provence Pays d'Arles is closely linked to that of Provence and its founding fathers, including Frédéric Mistral, Folco de Baroncelli and Léo Lelée. Here, the residents are the keepers of unique Provençal traditions. This is not folklore, this is real. In high season, but also in winter, away from prying eyes, amongst ourselves, we beat to the rhythm of the carreto ramado, the courses camarguaises, the Provençal language and the costumes and Provençal imagery conveyed by our region's great painters and writers.