"Welcome to the ancient city of Arles!" Top 5 Page for this destination Arles by rwlittle

Arles Travel Guide: 308 reviews and 789 photos

Arles has been home to many, for the last few thousand years, ranging from Romans from the Empire to famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh. A charming town, it has many hotels within walking distance of the old Roman Amphitheatre, as well as many small restaurants and cafes. Arles is more than just the amphitheatre...you can explore the old city walls, walk through the market on market day, visit the cafe van Gogh painted, or visit the local cathedral.

We arrived in Arles from Avignon, and used it as a home base to also visit Les Baux (by bus) and Aix-en-Provence (by train).

Of all the places we stayed during our 2003 vacation in France, I felt that Arles had the best small-town Provence ambience.

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  • Last visit to Arles: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 19, 2005
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  • Dec 3, 2006 at 8:45 AM

    Nice page!

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    Nov 6, 2006 at 5:40 AM

    Great page on a beautiful historic city. Plan to eventually go there.

  • nipper1's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 7:11 PM

    beautiful page with good information and pics

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 5:55 AM

    Thanks Richard. This is a really good page on this lovely city. Next time I will do what you did and stay here rather than Avignon.

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2006 at 5:16 PM

    We won't be able to visit Arles this trip, but it is definitely a 'must see'. Thanks for the tips and also for the kind comments on my SF page.

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 1:36 PM

    France is a great country for a road trip... you just never know what you may find!? Cheers Jason

  • Apr 2, 2005 at 5:48 PM

    one of my favourite cd's next to road apples!

  • parsix's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 6:53 PM

    And also coming here ;o)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 8:08 AM

    I saw the Roman Amphiteatre at night and it looked fantastic! Great page and very interesting writings.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 4:08 PM

    a lovely page on a lovely place. thanks for sharing the pics and stories with us (even if you did forget your camera!!)


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