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As a travel expert who specializes in France, I am constantly amazed by the beauty, culture, and diversity of this incredible country. From the vibrant city of Paris to the stunning beaches of the French Riviera, there is something for everyone in France.

Arles, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exhibits all of its splendor between antiquity and modernity. Architectural gems, including the arenas, the ancient Roman Amphitheater, the Roman Theater, the Cryptoporticus, the Constantine Roman Baths, etc., can be found throughout the historic center. Architecture lovers will also admire the cutting-edge structure along the Berges du Rhône (banks of the Rhône) that houses the Antique Museum of Arles (Museum of Ancient Arles).

During traditional holidays, Provençal culture permeates the city’s winding lanes. These occasions offer a chance to exhibit local customs and attire, particularly those of Arlesian ladies. Many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of the location through their paintbrush or camera after being inspired by the city’s monuments. Van Gogh was highly inspired by Arles and produced numerous canvases while there. Additionally, Christian Lacroix and the Gipsy Kings were from this city. Events are planned every season to promote culture, including bullfighting, plays, literature, music, and photography.

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Must Visit

Tourist Attractions

Arles Amphitheatre
Price: 6 EUR

Arles Amphitheatre

1 Rdpt des Arènes

9:00-19:00

Château des Baux-de-Provence
Price: 10 EUR

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Grand Rue

10:00-17:00

Tarascon Castle
Price: 7.50 EUR

Tarascon Castle

5 Bd du Roi René

T-T 9:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00

Museum of ancient Arles and Provence
Price: 5 EUR

Museum of ancient Arles and Provence

Presqu'île du Cirque Romain

W-M 10:00 - 18:00

Attractions For Kids

Camargue Regional Natural Park
Price: 2 EUR

Camargue Regional Natural Park

Mas du pont de Rousty

M-F 8:30-16:30

Family Park Fos sur Mer
Price: from 22 EUR

Family Park Fos sur Mer

50 Av. Jean Jaurès

M-F 21:00-1:42

Étang de Vaccarès
Price: free

Étang de Vaccarès

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

24/7

Van Gogh Foundation
Price: 10 EUR

Van Gogh Foundation

35 Rue du Dr Fanton

10:00-17:15

Your first trip to Arles

01

Your first trip to Arles

The main goal is to see all of the major attractions.

1-2 days

02

Big family trip

Main goal: to visit kids' attractions and natural reserves.

2-3 days

03

Honeymoon, all of the Arles

Main goal: to explore all that Arles has to offer.

4-5 days

Hidden gems

Arles is a beautiful city with many well-known attractions, but it also has some hidden gems that are worth exploring. Here are some of the hidden gems of Arles:

Abbaye de Montmajour
Price: 8 EUR

Abbaye de Montmajour

Rte de Fontvieille

T-T 10:00-17:00

Château d'Estoublon
Price: free (facilities for extra charge)

Château d'Estoublon

Route de Maussane

(W-S) 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal
Price: free

Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal

Rte de l'Acqueduc

24/7

Moulin de Bédarrides
Price: free

Moulin de Bédarrides

Av. de Tarascon

9:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00

Expert advices

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Van Gogh trail in Arles

Follow in the footsteps of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh by taking the Van Gogh trail. The trail includes stops at many of the locations that inspired Van Gogh’s paintings, including the Café Terrace at Night and the Yellow House.

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Get to the Arles markets early

It’s a major issue! If you want to get the most out of your visit, you need to actually get to the markets early. You can really enjoy the vendors, interact with the locals, and take some great pictures if you arrive early (9 a.m. is good).

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Learn about bullfighting

Bullfighting is a controversial tradition in the region, and Arles has a famous bullring. Visit the museum of bullfighting to learn more about this cultural practice. The people of Arles are proud of their traditions, so it’s important to respect them.

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Attend a festival. Les Rencontres de la Photographie

Arles hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the famous Les Rencontres de la Photographie in July and August. During this time, the city of Arles is transformed into a massive open-air photography exhibition, with galleries, museums, and public spaces showcasing a wide range of photographic works. The festival was first established in 1970, and it has since become one of the most important photography events in the world, attracting visitors and photographers from all over the globe.

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Walk along the Rhone River

Arles is located on the banks of the Rhone River, which offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding countryside. Take a walk along the river to experience the beauty of the region.

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Recommended restaurants

Saveurs et Terroirs

Saveurs et Terroirs

24 Rond Point des Arenes

Saveurs et terroir offers simple and succulent dishes prepared with taste and originality. ideal for a coffee break or healthy lunch on the terrace with a magnificent view of the bullring.

Côté Mer - La Bouillabaisse

Côté Mer - La Bouillabaisse

55 cours Alphonse Daudet

Côté Mer is a restaurant specializing in seafood cuisine and renowned for its traditional bouillabaisse. Located in Fontvieille, the restaurant works with various quality local fishmongers, “Saint Louis Pêche” and “Poissonnerie Armand,” which guarantee daily supplies from the auctions in the ports of Sète and Grau du Roi.

Restaurant Le Constantin

Restaurant Le Constantin

6 rue du Sauvage

The restaurant Le Constantin welcomes you in a somber and familial setting in a very quiet alley in the historical center. Le Constantin provides high-quality regional food and personal service.

Le Patio

Le Patio

117 route du Nord Ler Tarifs

Le Patio offers traditional, local cuisine with seasonal products. In the restaurant, The chef welcomes visitors with dishes specially concocted by him.

Shopping malls

La Galerie Arles

La Galerie Arles

Zone de fourchon, Av. du Maréchal Juin

This mall is an incredibly diverse market where the prices can be a little high, but it has a wide variety that you can choose from that suits you, as it contains a number of stores carrying different brands like (Camayo) and (Yves Rocher) that offer a wide variety of products, such as clothes, shoes, accessories, and gifts, and it also has a space dedicated to serving and eating food, in addition to the presence of a car park, as it is a huge and wonderful

Shopping Promenade Arles

Shopping Promenade Arles

Avenue du Colonel Arnaud Beltrame

The Arles Shopping Promenade offers a fluid customer experience and large, generous aisles showing innovative design. Each new addition, including services, entertainment, art, landscaping, and fountains, creates a surprise along the way.

Centre commercial la coupole

Centre commercial la coupole

22 Bd Gambetta

Nîmes' La Coupole de Ale shopping mall, which opened in 1992 and underwent renovations in 2006, is situated in the middle of the city. There are fashion stores, services, home appliances, jewelry, and delicious food stores in this shopping center. Tourists and visitors go there to have fun and to purchase necessities like clothing, collectibles, and gifts. Do not miss your chance to go there.

Family Village Costières Sud

Family Village Costières Sud

155 Rue Paul Laurent

When you are in the city of Nîmes, do not miss bringing your family or friends to this lovely center. The Family Village Coaster Sud shopping center offers a fun place to spend time and a place to shop for everything you need, including clothing, collectibles, and various gifts for your loved ones and relatives.

Shopping streets

Rue de la République

Rue de la République

Rue de la République

This is the main shopping street in Arles, located in the heart of the city. It features a mix of high-end and mainstream fashion brands, as well as souvenir shops and cafes.

Rue de la Liberté

Rue de la Liberté

Rue de la Liberté

This street is home to several small shops and boutiques selling clothing, accessories, and gifts, as well as a few cafes and restaurants.

Rue Porte de Laure

Rue Porte de Laure

Rue Porte de Laure

This street is lined with antique shops and galleries, selling a range of vintage items such as furniture, art, and decor.

Rue des Porcelets

Rue des Porcelets

Rue des Porcelets

This narrow street is home to several small shops and boutiques selling unique and artisanal items such as pottery, jewelry, and textiles.

Markets

Marché Provençal

Marché Provençal

Place du Forum

This is the main food market in Arles and is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Place du Forum. Visitors can find a range of local products, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, and flowers.

Marché des Producteurs

Marché des Producteurs

Place du Forum

This market is held on Wednesday evenings from June to September and features local food producers selling their products, such as olive oil, wine, cheese, and honey. The market takes place in the Place du Forum.

Marché aux Livres

Marché aux Livres

Place du Forum

This is a weekly outdoor book market held on Saturdays in Place du Forum, where visitors can browse a selection of used books, comics, and magazines.

Marché Artisanal

Marché Artisanal

Place de la République

This market takes place on Sundays in Place de la République and features handmade crafts and gifts, such as pottery, jewelry, and textiles.

Dangerous and recommended areas of the city

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Historic Center: The old town of Arles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many well-preserved buildings and narrow streets. Staying in this area will allow you to explore the Roman sites, museums, and galleries, as well as the charming cafes and restaurants.

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Trinquetaille: This neighborhood is located across the Rhone river from the historic center and has a more residential feel. It offers a quieter atmosphere and some great views of the city. You can also take a short ferry ride to get to the old town.

The Best Hotels

Price:

Le Cloître

16-22 Rue du Cloître
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This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the old town of Arles, just steps away from the Roman amphitheater and other historic sites. The hotel is housed in a 17th-century building. I enjoyed a uniquely decorated room with antique furnishings.

Price:

L'Hôtel Particulier Arles

4 Rue de la Monnaie
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This elegant hotel is located in a historic mansion in the center of Arles. In the hotel, I enjoyed a beautiful garden, a swimming pool, and a spacious room with antique furniture and modern amenities.

Price:

Hôtel & Spa Jules César Arles

9 Bd des Lices
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This luxurious hotel is housed in a former 17th-century Carmelite convent, which has been beautifully restored and transformed into a modern, stylish hotel. The hotel has an amazing Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa, and beautiful gardens.

Recommended travel budget and how not to spend too much

For a couple in Arles

Budget/day Cost, €
Accommodation 115
Meals 90
Entertainment 40
Car rental 75

For 4 in Arles

Budget/day Cost, €
Accommodation 230
Meals 180
Entertainment 80
Car rental 75

3 days Itinerary in Arles

Day 1
Trip to Arles

10:00

Arrive in Arles and check in to the Hôtel du Cloître.

11:00

Visit the Roman Amphitheatre, one of the most iconic landmarks in Arles.

12:00

Have lunch at the Saveurs et Terroirs café.

13:30

Explore the Musée Réattu, a museum showcasing a wide range of contemporary art and photography.

15:30

Visit the Place du Forum, a beautiful square surrounded by cafes and historic buildings.

17:00

Take a stroll around the charming neighborhood of La Roquette.

20:00

Enjoy dinner at Le Criquet restaurant, serving traditional Provençal cuisine.

Day 2
Trip to Arles

9:00

Visit the Musée de l'Arles Antique, a museum dedicated to the ancient history of Arles and the surrounding region.

11:00

Take a guided walking tour of the historic center of Arles and learn about its rich cultural heritage.

12:00

Have lunch at Le Constantin restaurant, serving Provençal cuisine.

13:30

Visit the Espace Van Gogh, a museum located in the former hospital where Vincent van Gogh was treated.

15:00

Take a scenic drive to the nearby Camargue region and enjoy a horseback ride or bird-watching excursion.

18:00

Return to your hotel and relax before dinner.

20:00

Enjoy dinner at La Comédie restaurant, serving Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Day 3
Trip to Arles

9:00

Visit the Cloître Saint-Trophime, a beautiful Romanesque cloister located next to the Saint-Trophime Church.

11:00

Take a short drive to the nearby town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and visit the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole Monastery, where Van Gogh spent a year and created some of his most famous works.

12:00

Have lunch at a local restaurant, Toute une Epoque, serving French cuisine.

13:30

Explore the nearby Alpilles Mountains and visit the picturesque village of Les Baux-de-Provence.

15:30

Take a leisurely walk around the charming town of Fontvieille.

17:00

Return to Arles and visit the Théâtre Antique, another well-preserved Roman landmark.

19:00

Enjoy a farewell dinner at Les Piques ou Rien, a restaurant serving French cuisine.

21:00

Take a final stroll around the historic center of Arles and soak up the charming ambiance of this beautiful town.

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Public toilets

Arles Tourist Office: The tourist office in Arles has public toilets available for visitors.

Place du Forum: This public square in Arles also has public toilets available for use.

Les Luma: This contemporary art center in Arles also has public toilets available for visitors.

Arles Train Station: The train station in Arles has public toilets available for travelers.

City parking adresses

8 Rue Emile Fassin, 13200 Arles, France

2 Rue Metras, 13200 Arles, France

92 Rue Portagnel, 13200 Arles, France

94 Bd Georges Clemenceau, 13200 Arles, France

97 Av. du Président Salvador Allende, 13200 Arles

Pl. de la Major, 13200 Arles, France

Car-free areas

There are no car-free areas; all areas of the city are accessible by car.

Public transport in Arles

Busses

The bus is a cheap alternative if you don’t have a car. You can travel between the major Côte d’Azur towns or within the town using Zou! regional express lines. On zou.maregionsud.fr, you can see all the timetables and itineraries. 

 

In order to purchase a ticket you can download Zou app on your smartphone, purchase it from the driver in the bus, or from authorized sellers at ATMs

 

Bus networks on the Côte d’Azur provide a ton of interurban and intervillage connectivity. 

1 trip card: €2.10 The 1-trip card is good for 1 hour of connection.

10 trips card: €14.40 This card allows you to travel 10 times.

Taxi

 

The cab fares were set by Bouches-du-Rhône through local legislation. These transportation costs are enforced for trips within Bouches-du-Rhône’s area by authorized taxi drivers. 

Base fare – €2.00

Price per kilometer (day) – €1.72

Except Monday through Saturday after 10:00 p.m. From 6:00 a.m. until noon, these fees will apply. Sunday all day.

 

Base fare – €2.00

Price per kilometer (day) – €2.22

There are no taxi stands in the area where you can wait for a cab or an Uber without making a reservation or calling beforehand. To get a private taxi driver for your trip in Arles, you must make a reservation in advance.

Call Arles Taxi Radio to place a taxi order at +490969009. Both standard taxi services and guided tours of the Camargue are provided by the company.

 

Uber cars now also operate in Arles.

 

Base fare is  4 EUR

Cost per min is 0.30 EUR

The cost per kilometer is 1.20 EUR.

 

Minimum charge is 6 EUR

Cancellation fee is 6 EUR

Cooking & Testing

Château d'Estoublon Visit & Testing

Château d'Estoublon Visit & Testing

Route de Maussane

The Château d'Estoublon welcomes you to its doors in the midst of the Baux-de-Provence valley. Visit the domain and sample its amazing, organically grown products to learn more about the history and expertise of Estoublon. A 45-minute guided tour of the winery and olive grove kicks off the visit. A taste of the outstanding wines and olive oils made at Château d'Estoublon follows the tour.

Domaine Mas De Rey Wine Tasting in the heart of Provence

Domaine Mas De Rey Wine Tasting in the heart of Provence

Ancienne Route de Saint-Gilles

The 110 hectares of vines are split between two main terroirs in the center of the Camargue area. The sandy-silt soils surrounding the Domaine are perfect for growing the oldest Marselan. land parcels on the Crau plateau, a unique area where Chardonnay and Syrah thrive. Stony soils with a clayey and chalky composition are ideal for growing outstanding wines.

Mas De Valeriole A Wine Story from Provence

Mas De Valeriole A Wine Story from Provence

Gageron, D36B

The winery Mas de Valériole is situated in Provence's Camargue Regional Natural Park, a remarkable area. The Michel family will be delighted to greet you as you enter the natural preserve. Mas de Valériole is named after the physician from Arles who founded the mas in 1426, François de Valériole.

Laurel

Laurel

29 Rte du N

Atelier Laurel offers hands-on cooking classes that focus on traditional Provençal cuisine, using fresh, local ingredients. The classes are held in a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse in the heart of the Alpilles, and participants have the opportunity to learn from experienced chefs and cooks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Your itinerary will be fully customized to your interests, preferences, and travel style.

  • We’ll provide you with all the essential details, such as transportation options, recommended accommodations, and restaurant reservations.

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