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Arles

3.6
Ruins · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Soul of Provence
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture. Enjoy a guilt-free lazy day, starting with a stroll along the Rhône River, followed by a dip into a local cafe, and ending with a little window-shopping in quaint shops. In the Bouches-du-Rhône department, Arles is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888–1889, and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time here. Chico Bouchiki, co-founder of the music group Gipsy Kings, is also from this town. For the most part, the town is small enough to enjoy by foot, otherwise you can rely on taxis, buses, or bicycle rentals for sightseeing. Plan your visit to Arles and other destinations in France using our France itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Arles

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World heritage site
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Arles

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Art Museum
Carrieres des Lumieres Les Baux de Provence
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
Pont du Gard Vers-Pont-du-Gard
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Garden
Jardins de la Fontaine Nimes
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Arles

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Religious Site
Eglise St-Trophime
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Abbaye de Montmajour
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Safari
Camargue Alpilles Safaris
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Historic Site
Theatre Antique
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Arles

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Art Museum
Espace Van Gogh
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee Reattu
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
De Natura Rerum
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Arles

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Cemetery
Les Alyscamps
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Barbegal Watermill
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet Fontvieille
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Cryptoportiques
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Arles

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Wildlife Area
Les Marais du Vigueirat
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

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