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

  • Website

Nearby

  1. The White Hen

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  2. Ibis Styles Arles Palace Congress (ex Mercure)

    Hotel

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  3. La Maison Bleue

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  4. Les Alpilles

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Where to stay

B&B

Midi Workshop

Arles

Exceptional location between the Thermae of Constantin and the Musée Réattu, this House Gallery offers 3 beautiful rooms at low prices. 5 minutes walk from the train station and all the monuments, the welcome is friendly and family-run.Breakfast on the terrace in the warm season.Parking nearby

Holiday rental

Lotus

Arles

45m ² apartment with one bedroom and 160-cm bed, a bathroom (Italian style shower), separate toilet, kitchen area in the living room, garden. In a wellness centre (massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, hairdressers, etc.)

Holiday rental

Karite

Arles

For one or more nights, enjoy the pleasure of relaxation. Our furnished gites combine charm, space and comfort to give you peace.

B&B

At Mia Casa

Arles

Charming guest house located in the heart of the historical centre of Arles, close to the Rhône and on a pedestrian street in the District of village-like rocket. Large guest rooms and suite (rooms) family decorated according to Van Gogh and offering the convenience of apartments and studios.…

Hotel

Of la Muette

Arles

Former residence of the 12th and 15th century, completely restored in the heart of the old centre 100 metres from the Amphitheatre.Air-conditioned hotel, free WIFI, garage, pets allowed.

Holiday rental

L'amistadouse

Arles

Apartment in ground floor comfort with air conditioning in addition, linen provided free of charge. Arles is in the centre of the Camargue, Nîmes, Avignon, Uzès, Saint Rémy de Provence, Fontvieille, 35 km separate us from the sea, 80 km from Marseille. Arles has Roman monuments, some molted.…

Holiday rental

Studio

Arles

Located between the Roman Amphitheatre and the Roman Theatre, the studio is located on the 1st floor in a building dating from the 16th century, close to all amenities. Renovated in a modern style, it consists of a main room, a kitchenette and a bathroom whose total area is about 25 m²

Holiday rental

Mas D'eymard - Les Amandiers

Arles

In a farmhouse listed as Heritage of France, called Mas Provençal and built in 1786, situated in the heart of the Crau, below the Alpilles and the Camargue region, Sylvie and Dominique offer 5 charming bed & breakfast in the renovated stables and 3 appartments in the main building. Common…

B&B

Pré du Rhône

Arles

Apartment in private residence in the quiet of the city centre. Ideally located between the Rhône and the bullring, in the centre just 8 minutes from the bus and railway stations.

Things to do

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…

Craftsman

LOULOU of street

Arles

Art jewellery. Magali Favier creates fine costume jewellery from silver 925/1000 and precious materials (gold, Tahitian pearls, semi-precious pearls, etc.) only in her Arena Studio. Each item is meticulously hand-made and can be customised. They are all unique. She creates an original world of…

Sightseeing route

Itinéraire 6 : Boucle dans les Alpilles au départ d’Arles.

Arles

Pages of history tend the arm to the enthusiasts. Arles and Saint-Remy have been extremely successful and dynamic, ancient cities whose radiation is extended to all the country. Hence this incredible profusion of relics, monuments and religious sites. Arles, whose Celtic name means "near the…

Sightseeing route

Itinéraire 3 : Boucle d’Arles à la plage par Salin-de-Giraud

Arles

The favorable city deserves that attention before winning the surrounding countryside. Stroll in the neighborhood of Arugula or visit the Museon Arles can mark a good starting point. Then roads progressed through the Camargue landscapes with its rice fields, marshes marshes and canals. Delta…

Landscape

The river Rhône

Saintes Maries de la Mer

The Rhone and its delta have not only given their name to the department, but this peaceful and majestic river also forms the backbone of the Bouches-du-Rhone. From Avignon to the Camargue beaches, the river passes through the most authentic Provençal landscapes. Famous for a long time for the…

Craftsman

Roland Gilles workshop

Arles

Wrought iron Art, metal carpentry, automation.

Delicacies

Soleileïs

Arles

Craft glacier, specialty ice cream with olive oil. Only natural ingredients

Craftsman

Chantal Bernardi

Arles

Furniture upholsterer

Craftsman

Mélani Frères

Arles

A few minutes from Arles is a remarkable studio which produces 18th and 19th century Provençal-style furniture. Olivier Mélani is a passionate cabinet-maker skilled at working with walnut, beech and even lime. Everything here is reminiscent of our region, from the aroma of the processed wood to…

Where to eat

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.).

Table 13

Gueule du Loup

Arles

La Gueule du Loup restaurant welcomes you in a favorable characteristic stone house which reminds us the provencal charm. Located in the heart of town to two not arenas, in a very lively district.In order to make you discover a traditional and creative cuisine based on fresh and seasonal.Menu…

Food guide restaurant

Chez Caro

Arles

Bistro and wine cellar. Market cuisine prepared with fresh, regional produce A family atmosphere and a cheerful welcome around some great bottles of wine.

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Thyme bar

Arles

Café, bar and restaurant, open from Monday to Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., groups subject to reservation (lunch and dinner). Traditional Provençal cuisine close to the Place de la Mairie, pedestrian street, sunny terrace (seats 40), inside room (seats 20) New: the vaulted room (chapel)…

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…

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…

Table 13

Hostellerie of the Source

Arles

The Hostellerie of the Source is a magical place where reigns the authentic cuisine and friendly atmosphere. The leader revisits the flavours and scents of the Camargue Provençal. The Hostellerie de Source offers a large shaded garden, free parking, a swimming pool and a private lounge for…

Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

Arles

The workshop is a sensory Gallery where throughout the year Jean Luc Rabanel and his team present their culinary creations. The decoration is sober and contemporary, the service is simple, accurate and attentive. The head formed a team of young and dynamic professionals who closely reflect his…

Food guide restaurant

Palao Bistro

Arles

Italian restaurant where there are classics of the country of the Sun but very regional specialities unknown to the general public.A warm and smiling at the beautiful Italian accent

Inspirations

Tradition

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

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Lifestyle

Fashion

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Lifestyle

Villages of Provence

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Serving tourism

Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme is a non-profit ‘association loi 1901’ organisation.It is entrusted by the Conseil Départemental (or regional council) to promote tourism in Bouches-du-Rhône while respecting the environment and local residents, and guaranteeing visitors a top-quality experience.

The best of the destination

So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.