The Rencontres d'arles

Arles - Divers lieux - Festival - Du 4 juillet au 25 septembre

Rencontres D'arles (formerly named international meetings of photography of Arles) is an annual summer festival of photography founded in 1970, by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, the writer Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette.Often produced in collaboration with museums and French and foreign institutions, exhibitions in different places of the city are the subject of a scenography. Some sites, such as the 12th or the industrial buildings of the 19th chapels, are open to the public for the duration of the festival.The program draws its wealth from the multiplicity of views of experts from different backgrounds (20 annually), and sometimes an artist was given a portion of the programming as Martin Parr in 2004, Raymond Depardon in 2006, fashion designer from Arles Christian Lacroix in 2008, or well Nan Goldin in 2009.Through more than sixty exhibitions installed in various exceptional places of the city, the Rencontres D'arles contribute every summer since 1970 to transmit the photographic heritage and are the crucible of contemporary creation.The list of photographers who were 'discovered' is impressive. His role as springboard is strengthened by the presence of many foreign professionals during the opening week.The staging of exhibitions is the object in Arles for a real design and some historical places (chapels of the 12th century and the 19th century industrial buildings) are open to the public for the period of the festival.Be on the lookout for failovers of the photographed image, renewal of approaches, the approach to the subject and plastic forms.To the fact the use of new technologies, offer all audiences a different conception of the photographic exhibition and a true relationship to the image, these are the tasks of the Rencontres D'arles.The opening week of the Rencontres D'arles offers events focused on photography (nocturnal projections, visits of exhibitions, debates, conferences, evenings, signatures of books, etc.) within the historic sites of the city, some of which are specially opened for the occasion.More highlights of recent meetings, include: the night of Europe (2008), which introduced a broad panorama of the European photographic identities parade show created by Christian Lacroix for the closing night of the festival (2008) and a concert by Patti Smith on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of agence Vu (2006).The ancient Theatre evenings nocturnal projections in the open air at the Antique Theatre of Arles are the work of a photographer or a photography specialist accompanied by concerts and performances. Each evening is the object of a unique creation.Night of the year for five years, the night of the year offers to the public of meetings a walk during which different actors from the press, agencies or photographers collective, show their photographic production of the year.

  • Organiser

    Rencontres d'Arles
  • Phone

    • 04 90 96 76 06
  • Fax

    04 90 49 94 39

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Where to stay

L'olivier
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L'olivier

Arles

Apartment for 4 to 6 persons in the "Village Camarguais" residence in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, situated 4 km from the city centre and 2.5 km from the commercial area Fourchon.

Constantin
Hotel

Constantin

Arles

Welcome to the hotel Constantin Arles. This hotel located in the city centre of Arles offers warm and comfortable accommodation. Easily accessible it is bordered of many parking. Véronique and Patrick were at heart well to welcome you and advise you on the best addresses in Arles,…

Village Camarguais Residence Club
Resort

Village Camarguais Residence Club

Arles

The hotel Club Village Camarguais is located in the center of the field, near sport and golf courses. It consists of four villages of small mas surrounded by olive trees, with terrace, air-conditioned rooms, safe and pay Wi-Fi access.

Lou Jassoun
Holiday rental

Lou Jassoun

Arles

1920s bungalow with private garden including a kitchen, living room with TV and DVD player, bathroom with shower and 2 sinks, separate toilet, a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with 2 single beds, a living room with 1 double bed, a garden and a barbecue, washing machine

Mas Marin
Holiday rental

Mas Marin

Arles

Detached farmhouse in the countryside, renovated, fenced, near village centre, rated 3*, comfortable, fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry room, 2 bedrooms, garden furniture, barbecue, table tennis, above ground swimming pool and fenced parking.

The Mas de Lee
B&B

The Mas de Lee

Arles

5 minutes from the historic centre, a bicentennial mas welcomes you in a lush garden.Find the quiet poolside and enjoy a bird's eye view on the Abbey of Montmajour and Arles, 10 minutes from the Moulin de Daudet and 15 minutes from les Baux de Provence.In the morning, enjoy the small gourmet…

Balladins
Hotel

Balladins

Arles

Only 2 minutes from the historic city centre of Arles and 5 km from the first ramp our warm and welcoming hotel offers its 43 air-conditioned rooms with double bed or 2 single beds for 1 person.All our rooms are equipped with bathroom with shower and sanitary, a hairdryer, cable flat screen TV,…

Essentiel Spa
B&B

Essentiel Spa

Arles

In the countryside of Arles, at the entrance of Camargue Village (holiday village), big wellness and health complex, offering 6 apartments and 3 beds & breakfasts. Laurent and Martine will propose you to enjoy their facilities during your stay : jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, heated outdoor secured pool…

Coup De Coeur
Holiday rental

Coup De Coeur

Arles

Furnished 2nd floor apartment (fridge freezer, 2 ovens etc.) 60m² plus mezzanine overlooking the Arena. 17th century building, antique furniture. Large living room (40 m²), bedroom with bathroom, separate WC with washbasin. Perfect condition.

Things to do

The District of la Roquette
Site

The District of la Roquette

Arles

This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the most attractive in town. Its original urban herringbone layout features attractive narrow and sometimes raised houses between the Quai du Rhône and…

Place du Forum
Site

Place du Forum

Arles

This Place, in the heart of town, has always symbolised meetings and exchanges. In Antiquity the square was next to the main forum (late 1st century BC), and the economic and political centre of the Roman administration; in the Middle Ages it became the main centre for commercial transactions. It…

Forum Harmonia Mundi
Souvenirs

Forum Harmonia Mundi

Arles

"The specialist record store classical, jazz and world music.The name of harmonia mundi "France" encompasses a much broader reality than the commonly prevalent image, one of the early music label. Harmonia mundi, is firstly a group, implanted in Arles since 1986 and 330 people worldwide. Whether…

Mas Baracan
Wines

Mas Baracan

Arles

On the plateau of la Crau high, between Arles and Fontvieille, Mas de Baracan occupies a privileged place in promontory. On his red land, Mr Morand grows rolle, grenache and syrah grapes which give wines of character, red, pink or white.

The workshop of the temple
Craftsman

The workshop of the temple

Arles

"The workshop of the temple" unique jewellery making workshop. Atelier-boutique where you can perform repairs, transformations and various creations. Current 2014, introductory to the jewellery courses will be implemented, courses 10 days for adults and 6 weeks for students from different schools…

Atelier mosaïque d'art Schiano Charles
Clay

Atelier mosaïque d'art Schiano Charles

Arles

Creation of large and small decorative and functional mosaics. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Atôme Boutik
Souvenirs

Atôme Boutik

Arles

At the corner of the streets of Arles centre, come and discover this colourful and very nice decoration shop that combines successfully the very modern and Provençal. There are contemporary objects (vases, mirrors, cicadas, candles...) and memories more local color (bulls Wicker hanging on the…

Space Van Gogh
Lieu culturel

Space Van Gogh

Arles

Garden open and can be accessed freely during the day Former Hôtel-Dieu, also called Hôtel-Dieu-Saint-Esprit. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the vast quadrilateral of the Hôtel-Dieu has a two-fold context: a period of prosperity and modernisation by the town on the one hand, and a well…

Chantal Bernardi
Craftsman

Chantal Bernardi

Arles

Furniture upholsterer

Where to eat

Gueule du Loup
Table 13

Gueule du Loup

Arles

There are no bobbins to pull here and no latches to go up. This little house built in 1780 offers no danger to Little Red Riding Hoods all they have to do is choose between the two dining rooms, one facing the ground floor kitchen and the other with exposed stone walls on the first floor. There's…

Galoubet
Food guide restaurant

Galoubet

Arles

Bistro cuisine around the fireplace in winter and under the arbour when the weather is warm (foie gras, artichoke hearts, veal liver, catfish, roast pineapple, poached pears, etc.).

Next to the bistro
Food guide restaurant

Next to the bistro

Arles

This is Jean-Luc Rabanel's second star-rated establishment, serving friendlier-priced and more family-style food. The gourmet dishes are crafted with the expertise of one of France's greatest contemporary cooks. Traditional salt cod and stewed chicken take on a whole new lease of life here. The…

Plaza (La Paillotte)
Food guide restaurant

Plaza (La Paillotte)

Arles

Restaurant very well located in the centre of the city of Arles. Near hotels, monuments, museums and the Foundation Van Gogh. The restaurant bathrooms with exposed stone walls and beams wood ceilings.The decoration of the restaurant is based on bullfighting and Provence. A beautiful shaded…

Lou marks
Food guide restaurant

Lou marks

Arles

Meeting of traditional and regional recipes, restaurant gourmet Lou Marquès (renovated in 2014 by M Christian Lacroix) offers a classic, refined and tasty cuisine carefully prepared by our chefs.The restaurant's terrace turns into a bistro in the beautiful days and our garden near the swimming…

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal
Cuisine de Provence

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal

Arles

The Garden Cafe is a counter of the Calendal offering on the spot or to take light meals: bio bread sandwiches, small dishes simmered in chinaramaiah, soups, salads, while freshness, sweets, selection of teas weddings brothers, capuccino, beers etc...Pause gourmande in the salons of le Calendal…

Hostellerie of the Source
Table 13

Hostellerie of the Source

Arles

Located a few minutes from the centre of Arles, a natural spring ("Source") has been happily bubbling away here since the 19th century in the tree-filled garden, bordering a swimming pool. This Mediterranean oasis, lined with weeping willows and oleander, offers feminine retakes on Provencal and…

Le Réfectoire
Table 13

Le Réfectoire

Arles

With classroom chairs and shared tables, the décor is, naturally, reminiscent of childhood canteens. The rest is more state-of-the-art: the reasonably-priced menu is the work of a Michelin-starred chef (Armand Arnal, of La Chassagnette), in a converted industrial building (the former SNCF…

Thyme bar
Table 13

Thyme bar

Arles

Les Milhau are masters in the art of satisfying guests with their charming and relaxed welcome, traditional and faultless home-made Provencal cuisine, a pleasant terrace and reasonable prices. Simple and fuss-free quality.

Inspirations

Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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Lifestyle

Rosé

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Terroir

Provence's markets

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