Tourism in Arles
Make the most of your stay at our hotel in Arles to make sure you don't miss out on any of the city's tourist attractions!
Arles is above all a city of history. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is the city with the most Roman monuments after Rome. Take a stroll through the city and discover the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ancient Theatre, Constantine's Baths and the Cloister of Saint-Trophime.
Arles is also a city marked by Art. And in particular by the artist Vincent Van Gogh, who stayed in Arles from February 1888 to May 1889 and left an indelible mark. Discover his work at the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, an exhibition space dedicated to the life of the Dutch artist.
There are also a number of museums to discover. The Musée départemental de l'Arles Antique houses numerous collections of statues, mosaics and tombs. The Musée Réattu is the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arles. It features a collection of works ranging from the 17th century to the present day. It includes drawings by Pablo Picasso and an impressive photographic collection. The Musée de la Camargue, meanwhile, offers visitors the chance to discover the riches and challenges of this region. It is the starting point for a signposted trail exploring the flora and fauna of the Camargue, an exceptional natural area classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
The town is also dotted with a number of art galleries. A route has been set up to help you discover them while strolling through the narrow streets.
Activities in Arles
Arles is also a cultural city that thrives all year round thanks to the many festivals it hosts. Among the best known are Les Rencontres d'Arles, Jazz in Arles, Festival Peplum, Les Suds and the Forum Lyrique.
Every year, Arles hosts its féria. It's the perfect opportunity to discover a festival typical of the South of France. For three days, the festival is in full swing with bullfights and bodegas. It's impossible to resist the festive spirit that reigns in the town during this event.
Would you like to discover the city in an unusual way? Take a twenty-minute discovery tour on a gyro-pod through the streets of Arles. You'll pass through the districts of the Town Hall, the Episcopal City and the Amphitheatre.
Of course, there are plenty of other activities on offer during your stay: horse-drawn carriage rides, a 4x4 safari in the Camargue, canoeing in the Gorges du Gardon, visiting a bullfighting ring...