Discover Arles

Arles is a charming city located in the Provence region of France. It has a long history, having been established by the Romans in 46 BC. Today Arles boasts many attractions for visitors to explore and enjoy.

One of the most popular sites to visit is the Roman amphitheatre, built around 90 AD. This impressive ruin was once used for gladiator battles, as well as chariot races and theatrical performances. Visitors can also view other Roman relics around town such as aqueducts, baths and fortifications from the 1st century AD.

Art lovers will especially enjoy Arles' connection to Vincent van Gogh; some of his most famous paintings were created here during his time living in Arles between 1888-1890. Today visitors can take a self-guided 'Van Gogh Walk' that visits some of these locations along with other sights like Saint Trophime Cathedral and Elie de Toulouse-Lautrec museum featuring works by this post impressionist artist who spent considerable time here in Arles during his career.

Finally no visit to Arles would be complete without sampling some authentic Provencal cuisine at one of its many acclaimed restaurants or enjoying some local produce at one of their bustling traditional markets held throughout the week.