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ARLES

ARLES

(43 minutes from Salon de Provence) 

The city of Arles is listed twice as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the cultural property "Arles, Roman and Romanesque monuments" and for the serial cultural property "Pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in France". 

  

Arles is a city that inspires artists with its exceptional luminosity, revealing a warm and welcoming city. Vincent Van Gogh himself stayed in Arles to create some of his most beautiful works. There is also a “rendez-vous” of celebration of arts and culture during the various festivals that punctuate the seasons. 

 

The Arles Arena

Built around 80-90 AD, the Arles Amphitheatre is the city's most important monument!  

Huge and gigantic, it is the most imposing construction of the ancient Roman colony still visible. Conceived and designed to accommodate an innumerable crowd during the numerous and important shows held there in antiquity, the amphitheatre is still a place that regularly fills up with spectators. 

  

Every year at Easter, for example, the “féria” takes place here with its crowds of “afficionados”. From September to April, initiations to gladiatorial techniques are also organised. 

 

 

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The ancient theatre