Arles, a historical city

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Arles, a historical city

Roman Arles

The Greeks settled in Arles in approximately 540 BC. In the year 46BC, Julius Caesar founded a Roman colony here. Arles became very prosperous, proof of which are the many monuments in the city that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites:


Amphitheatre The Arena/Les Arènes

Theatre, circus, thermal baths

Culture & Museums

  • Museum of Ancient Arles

    More than 30,000 ft2 of permanent exhibition, with the museum gathering the entirety of Arles’ heritage.

  • Réattu Museum

    The Museum is located in an an old commandery of the Order of Malta, gathering art collections from the 13th to the 19th century, as well as 57 artworks by Picasso.

  • Arlaten Museum

    Founded by Frédéric Mistral, it presents remarkable collections of traditional Provençal items.

  • Fondation Van Gogh

    Created in 2014, its pays homage to the famous painted who lived in Arles in 1888 and 1889.

Points of interest:

Saint-Trophime cathedral

Saint-Trophime church and cloister, the doorway of which is considered as the masterpiece of the Romanesque school of Provence.

Alyscamps necropolis

Champs-Elysées: large avenue flanked by tombs

Less than 25 miles from Arles