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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Nearby

  1. Etat des lieux

    Souvenirs

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  2. To the Bibion

    B&B

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  3. Village Camarguais Residence Club

    Resort

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  4. Villa M

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Where to stay

Hotel

Amphitheatre

Arles

The hotel of the amphitheatre is located in the historical centre of Arles, between the ancient theatre and the arena. This 17th century renovated mansion offers the qualities of modern comforts, such as air conditioning, WI FI and soundproofing and the charm of a remains of the past.

B&B

SCI La Maison Molière

Arles

Large House of 500 m² in the heart of la roquette, private garage, a courtyard with arches, a large living room library and 5 bedrooms en suite (25 m²-35 m²). Air conditioning, wifi, TV in all rooms with beds of 180 x 200.The House can to privatize these bed and breakfasts are "Bed and…

Holiday rental

T2 Maeva

Arles

T2 4 to 6 people in a holiday home at 4 km from the city centre, on the 2nd floor. Easy parking in the residence, reversible air-conditioning, double glazing, free wifi, large wooded park. Many sports facilities on the site, some free: summer pool, mini golf, others pay: tennis, squash, fitness,…

Hotel

Belvedere

Arles

In a baroque, contemporary décor, come and relax in the heart of the old town, near the Rhône and arenas.Ideally located on the Voltaire square, in the centre of the old Arles, our hotel features free wireless Internet access.

B&B

Mas du Lion

Arles

Between Alpilles and the Camargue at 5km from the city centre in an authentic environment on 1.5 ha. Two bed and breakfasts are directed due South and overlook moon terrace. 1 room (20 m²) overlooks the garden with its large bay window, it has a bed in 160, air conditioning, fridge, microwave,…

Hotel

Paris

Arles

Close to train and bus at 300 meters arenas

Holiday rental

La Salamandre

Arles

A 10-minute walk from the town centre in a quiet residential area, nice 45 m² apartment on the ground floor adjoining a villa with a sunny terrace, garden, private parking, living room / fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. Ideal for 2-3 people.

Holiday rental

Villa Stephanie

Arles

Luxury villa (160m ²) fully equipped for 6-8 persons on 2 levels, each with bathroom and toilet, reversable air conditioning, fireplace, large conservatory, solarium, garden and garage. Just 5 minutes from shops and 15 minutes from the city centre on foot. Household linen provided upon request.…

Youth hostel

Youth Hostel

Arles

The youth hostel is located close to the city centre and major tourist attractions of the region.This proximity will allow you to enjoy your holiday. Day cultural visits or sporting activities to start and in the evening discover the sweetness of life of the youth hostel.

Things to do

Christmas crib figures

Santons Henri Vezolles

Arles

Individual hand-made items in 2, 3 or 4 natural, oxidation-dyed colours. The decoration is painted in slip (clay diluted in water). Visits by appointment only.

Christmas crib figures

Evelyne Ricord

Arles

Sculptor and santon-maker, one of the best workers in France in the clay santon category. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Craftsman

Chapellerie Alexandre

Arles

Située dans le centre historique arlésien​, la chapellerie Alexandre vous chapeaute en toute saison. Un belle sélection tendance et confortable vous est proposée, choisie au sein d'une dizaine de grandes maisons du chapeau. Messieurs, venez choisir votre chapeau de gardian en feutre de…

Clay

Atelier mosaïque d'art Schiano Charles

Arles

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

Monument

Théâtre Antique

Arles

Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Public cultural architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The Roman Theatre of Arles, which preceded its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by a…

Souvenirs

Sud Labo en Provence

Arles

Your photo lab offers since the 2015 winter sale of santons. Carbonel, Escoffier, Arterra. You will find everything necessary to carry out the traditional Provençal crèche.

Craftsman

House Plata

Arles

We have been cabinet-makers in Arles since May 1968 and specialise in the creation of 'antique-style', patinated, white-leaded and gold-leaf furniture; we respect beautiful furniture and its quality. We became interior designers by developing our design office to meet the requirements of the…

Hike

La Draille des 5 Gorges

Saintes Maries de la Mer

La draille des 5 gorges présente un condensé de paysages typiques de Camargue. Elle longe les étangs des Impériaux, du Malagroy puis du Vaccarès, qui abritent de nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux limicoles et de canards. Ce sentier permet de découvrir également les activités agricoles…

Landscape

Hortus

Arles

Roman inspired garden. This garden, a green racecourse, is inspired by writing in the late first or early second century AD by Pline le Jeune! Discover this public space in the form of the Roman circus. You can play (play kit at the front desk of the museum), stroll and relax Roman-style.

Where to eat

Table 13

Le Réfectoire

Arles

Every day of the year, from 10 h to 17 h, the refectory of the workshops welcomes you at the entrance of the Luma Foundation.The canteen of the Park of the workshops, offers seasonal dishes made from local and organic dishes: Lamb of la Crau, Camargue rice, pig of the Mont Ventoux, a new map of…

Table 13

Gueule du Loup

Arles

Small pleasant restaurant in an old house in the town of Arles. The downstairs room opens onto the kitchen, where you can watch the food being prepared; otherwise you can take the time-worn stairs to the upstairs room which looks like an old henhouse and has an imposing fireplace. Outside,…

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.

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

With its combination of traditional and regional recipes, the gastronomic Lou Marques restaurant, named after the famous Marquis Folco de Baroncelli-Javon, serves delicious, sophisticated and classical cuisine, meticulously prepared by our chefs. The old woodwork and elegantly laid tables in the…

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

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. A team at your service and your listening to savour the specialities of the chef Stéphane Bognier.Provence regional cuisine based on fresh products, to be enjoyed on a…

Table 13

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)…

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Hostellerie of the Source

Arles

The Hostellerie de la Source traces the sun-drenched, melodic history of Provençal Camargue. This 19th century establishment is set in verdant surroundings in an Arles-style building, Around the pool, in the shade of the willow trees, we serve your choice of authentic and traditional cuisine…

Inspirations

Terroir

The "Navette"

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Tradition

The Three Kings Cake

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Terroir

The Sea Urchin

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