Cloister of St. Trophime

Arles - Cultural place

Date: 12th-14th century
Era: Middle Ages
Type: Religious architecture
Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in 1846 and 1943 and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981
Saint Trophime Cloister is at the centre of the canonical buildings of the episcopal town.
In the 12th century, the space to the south of Saint Trophime Cathedral was occupied by two large complexes, on the one hand the Palais de l’Evêque, and on the other hand the Claustrum, a space reserved for the community of canons, 'those who live according to the law of the Church'.
It was around this time that the Arles Chapter was affected by the Gregorian reform.
This reform attempted to impose rules for communal life on the clerics responsible for assisting the Bishop and managing Church assets. Work was therefore begun to construct convent buildings around a cloister.
The first two Romanesque galleries of this cloister contain exceptional sculptures, true masterpieces of Provençal Romanesque art.
In the 14th century, two other Gothic-style galleries were added to the building.
The later modifications to the episcopal town preserved the cloister and the adjacent rooms. However, time, rain erosion and atmospheric pollution have damaged these jewels of mediaeval statuary.
Studies are currently being carried out with a view to restoring the building, in the same way as the portal of the neighbouring church was restored.

  • Car park

Information provided by OT Arles

Where to stay

Tidy townhouse in Arles Camargue
Holiday rental

Tidy townhouse in Arles Camargue

Arles

Our housing is located in the city center in a picturesque and well attended. It's a town house of approximately 53 m2 with a large room on the first floor and on the ground floor a living room, functional, flirtatious and very nice.Enjoy being 5 minutes walk from all the museums of Arles, the…

ENTRE PROVENCE ET CAMARGUE - N° 3573
Holiday rental

ENTRE PROVENCE ET CAMARGUE - N° 3573

Arles

Apartment occupying the 1st floor of a quiet and leafy villa... 3 bedroom, living room, dining, kitchen, vicinity 2 of water, 2 WC, Wifi, TV, garage, large garden.Completely renovated.

L'Ancien Moulin à Tabac
Holiday rental

L'Ancien Moulin à Tabac

Arles

Terraced house on 2 levels with outdoor area with a barbecue and a space for bikes. Located in a quiet and typical Arles. The accommodation is close to the historical and cultural heritage of the city of Arles, 10 minutes walk from the train station, the city centre and all amenities. Free…

The Mas de Lee
B&B

The Mas de Lee

Arles

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the mas has been in our family for 3 generations. Located on the heights of the plateau, you will enjoy an exceptional view of the city and the Abbey of Montmajour.5 km from the centre of Arles, 10 km from Fontvieille, 19 km from Baux de Provence 27 km…

LA PITCHOUNE DES ARENES - N° 3761
Holiday rental

LA PITCHOUNE DES ARENES - N° 3761

Arles

Charming rental on 3 levels, in typically Arles city cottage. Located at 50 building arenas in a very quiet pedestrian street while being at the heart of the historic center.Cosy and renovated you will find all the necessary comfort and a prime location.Sleeping: a bedroom with a bed 140 x 190, a…

CHEZ MARC ET NELLY - N° 3976
Holiday rental

CHEZ MARC ET NELLY - N° 3976

Arles

Large apartment City Center, quiet and bright, close to "LUMA Park of les Ateliers", historical monuments, shops and restaurants.Free parking nearby.Ideal to discover the heritage and culture of Arles.

CHEZ LAURETTE - N° 1794
Holiday rental

CHEZ LAURETTE - N° 1794

Arles

House in the historic town centre of Arles, quiet, pedestrian street (with garage). On the ground floor: living room (tv, sofa, 3 armchairs), dining room (with high chair for baby), kitchen (fridge, stove with oven, coffee maker, microwave, toaster), wc, private inner courtyard with garden…

LE SAINT SIMON - N° 3861
Holiday rental

LE SAINT SIMON - N° 3861

Arles

Village house late 19th early 20th located in the city centre of Arles sound location allows you to make all the exhibitions and museums without using your vehicle. (5 minutes at feet of the Luma Foundation and the home of photography, 15 minutes walk to arenas and downtown).At the intersection…

A mia Casa
Communal accommodation

A mia Casa

Arles

In the heart of the historic centre, a stone's throw from the Rhône quays and on a pedestrian street, a charming guest house and place of internships, creative retreats, cultural/artistic stays and parent-child workshops. Residence of author and artists. Large guest rooms and family suites with…

Things to do

Plein Sud
Souvenirs shopping

Plein Sud

Arles

Jolie boutique de décoration qui sent bon le sud comme son nom l'indique. On rêve de maison de vacances au soleil et nos souvenirs d'enfance remontent en découvrant la sélection de pancartes, le coin des enfants, les textiles coloré, les tabliers, les boutis, la vaisselle.

Farfantello
Souvenirs shopping

Farfantello

Arles

Farfantello est une adresse pour les enfants, petits et grands. Un choix magique de décoration vintage pour la chambre et de jouets rétro qui nous replonge dans nos souvenirs d'enfance. Il faut entrer pour découvrir tout plein d'idées cadeaux et de trésors pour les minots (ananas Goodnight…

Soleileïs
Shopping gourmand

Soleileïs

Arles

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

Perfectino
Craftsman / producer

Perfectino

Arles

Thinh NGUYEN a un parcours atypique fait de rencontres avec des personnes, des matières, des cultures et des regards. Né au Vietnam, Thinh est arrivé en France à l'âge de 3 ans. Il fait des études de cinéma et audiovisuel à Arles, Paris et Aix, ce qui l'amène à parcourir, l'Inde, le…

Léon
Craftsman / producer

Léon

Arles

Leon discovers the world crafts and jewellery by chance from a meeting in adulthood, at the meeting. He then began a new life with the desire to learn this new job that passionate about. In 2000, he established his shop and joined the exclusive club of 12 ecaillistes craftsmen of the meeting.…

Boutique Christian Lacroix
Fashion / shopping

Boutique Christian Lacroix

Arles

Boutique Christian Lacroix, style unique, exubérant, coloré et baroque.

Manade Rieumal
Family recreation

Manade Rieumal

Arles

Breeding of bulls and cows

Manade Lautier
Family recreation

Manade Lautier

Arles

The Manade aims to use rigorous selection processes to obtain horses with the ancestral morpho-functional characteristics of Camargue - nobility, authenticity, impulse and the high degree of mobility required for traditional herdsmen's riding, which is based around working with livestock. Not to…

Theatre of Arles
Cultural place

Theatre of Arles

Arles

To subscribe is easy and inexpensive. A subscription includes three minimum shows selected freely in category A, B or C. Two possibilities: individual subscription and the subscription group. Subscriptions can be taken throughout the season, 15 to 40% discount on the prices depending on the…

Where to eat

Gueule du Loup
Food guide restaurant

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…

Bistrot Arlésien
Cuisine de Provence

Bistrot Arlésien

Arles

Located in the heart of the historical centre of Arles on the iconic place of the Forum Arlesien Bistro offers traditional and Provencal cuisine.Our restaurant and terraces offer ideal sunny or shaded to enjoy a lunch or dinner.

Thistle
Food guide restaurant

Thistle

Arles

Thistle is a place of life, exchange and sharing located in the center of Arles. It is a restaurant that welcomes chefs in residence therefore which aims and aims to constantly evolve.Thistle offers a lunch menu (starter - main course - dessert) at 29 euros and a menu "Feed Me" at 39 euros in the…

Amandier
Cuisine de Provence

Amandier

Arles

The restaurant L'amandier is located in the historic center of Arles, near the Roman Theatre and the arena. It welcomes you in a friendly and warm atmosphere.For 28 years we are at your disposal to serve you and please you.We offer you a Provençal cuisine and Moroccan specialties. The kitchen's…

Bohemia
Cuisine de Provence

Bohemia

Arles

Since 1998, the Bohemia restaurant is open throughout the year. Arch of the 17th century, corner fireplace grilling in the winter and small patio shaded for summer. Competent for the reception of groups we can accommodate 70 people.We offer a full menu at 25EUR, 21EUR duo formula and a vegetarian…

Jardin des arts
Cuisine de Provence

Jardin des arts

Arles

The garden of the Arts is a restaurant or you can have lunch or dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lunch with a dish of the day or à la carte. The more intimate evening with subdued lighting and soft music.Located opposite the Museon Arlaten rue de la République the Jardin des Arts…

The Gallery
Cuisine de Provence

The Gallery

Arles

A warm and friendly, a musical atmosphere and a food exclusively fresh produce and seasonal.Some essential dishes!The mouse of lamb confit, our crispy goat honey, "The Gallary" revisited Lemon tart and more...

La Croisée des Saveurs
Cuisine de Provence

La Croisée des Saveurs

Arles

Home-cooked Mediterranean cuisine with love that will take you from Spain to Lebanon around a changing menu every Wednesday and a Take Away party (to go).

Mamma
Cuisine de Provence

Mamma

Arles

Welcome!In a pleasant and welcoming setting you can enjoy a simple and familiar cuisine based on products quality, lasagne, cannelloni, pizza etc.