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Originally Arelate (from the Celtic Ar (high) and lath (near marshes) ) Arles was colonised by Greeks from Asia Minor in the 6th century BC and was already an important port by the time of Julius Caesar’s invasion in 49BC, having been linked to the Mediterranean by a canal in 104BC.

Its numerous Roman remains testify to its importance as a Roman port, colonised by veterans of the 6th Legion, who built the ramparts as well as an amphiteatre, a theatre, baths and temples. The naval boatyards were in the suburb of Trinquetaille.

Its glory days were to come in the 5th century AD when Emperor Constantine installed himself there and built an imperial palace. Arleta became a major trading centre and was the seat of the Prefecture of the Gauls.

After the fall of the Roman Empire it was plundered by Saracens in the 8th century, but became the capital of the Kingdom of Arles (combi ning Burgundy and part of Provence), later ceding to Charles I of Anjou, which effectively tied it to the future of Provence.

Though still a charming, meandering town, it was never to have such importance again. Probably its latest claim to fame was the arrival there in 1888 of Vincent van Gogh who, seduced by its light and colour, began a frantic period of creativity there: in all, 200 paintings and 100 drawings.

Today, apart from tourism, it is the centre of an important merino sheep-breeding area.


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Things to do in Arles

Boulevard des Lices Shopping and Markets
Splendid terraces and a lively Saturday market

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Things to see in Arles

St Trophime cathedral. Abbeys and Cathedrals
Frequently rebuilt since the 3rd century, its masterpiece is the 12th century Romanesque carved portal.
Amphitheatre (les Arènes) Historical Remains
Built towards the end of the 1st century AD, this immense edifice could hold 25,000 spectators. Today you can do a tour of the lower arcades.
Constantine’s palace/ thermes de la Trouille Historical Remains
The largest remaining Roman baths in Provence (98m x 45m). It has a tepidarium (warm room) and calderium (hot room).
Roman theatre Historical Remains
Built about 25BC, only small parts remain. The Venus of Arles was discovered here in 1651.
The Aliscamys Historical Remains
A remarkable avenue of tombs, dating from Gallo-Roman times.
Arles museum Museums and Galleries
Housed in a remarkable new building are countless examples of Arlesian antiquities.
Museon Arlaten Museums and Galleries
Collection of Provencal arts and crafts founded by Mistral.
Reattu museum Museums and Galleries
European works of art from the 16th century to modern times including an important collection of photographs
Vincent-van-Gogh-Arles Foundation Museums and Galleries
The artist’s work and other major modern paintings and other works of art.
Marais de Viguerat Natural History
Interesting wild bird reserve.
Espace Van Gogh Other things to see
The old hospital where the painter was temporarily incarcerated in early 1889 after his self mutilation.
Hotel de Ville Other things to see
Rebuilt in the 17th century, it has retained the old 16th century clock tower.

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Mas de la chapelleVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Mas de la chapelle, ArlesWithin its walls and its 16th century chapel lies a small hotel, at once charming and full of character.
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New Hotel Arles CamargueVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

New Hotel Arles Camargue, ArlesLocated at 5 minutes from the city centre of Arles, close to the main tourists monuments and attractions.
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Campanile ArlesVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Campanile Arles, ArlesCampanile Arles is ideally located just 2km from the city centre of Arles. Part of the Campanile group, our hotel will welcome you with a tranquille atmosphere and wonderful service.
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Hôtel le RodinVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Hôtel le Rodin, ArlesOur Hotel, of 26 spacious rooms, has a large parking in a quiet garden. We have double rooms, triples and suites with TV, phone and minibar.
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Hôtel MontmajourVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Hôtel Montmajour, ArlesOur hotel has 20 rooms, a restaurant grill and private parking. All of our comfortable rooms are equipped with bathroom with WC, phone and television.
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Kyriad ArlesVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Kyriad Arles, ArlesThe Kyriad Arles is ideally situated on the outskirts of Arles. Only 2 kilometres from the centre with the nearest motorway at 1 kilometre from the hotel.
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Citotel Porte de CamargueVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Citotel Porte de Camargue, ArlesThis 2 Star Hotel located in the heart of Arles offers guests comfortable accommodation in an attractive setting.
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Hotel Acacias - ArlesVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Hotel Acacias - Arles, ArlesThe hotel is located in the Old City close to shops and restaurants. Situated near the historical monuments the hotel is totally refurbished and offers a cozy atmosphere.
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Hôtel MiradorVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Hôtel Mirador, ArlesThe Mirador Hotel is ideally located within 5 minutes walk from the city's tourist area and the Roman amphitheatre. Nelly and Richard are welcoming you in their hotel of charm and tradition.
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Logis De France de la MuetteVISIT OUR PAGE for further details

Logis De France de la Muette, ArlesThe Logis de France de la Muette is situated in Arles, in the city centre.
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