Montmajour Abbey

Arles - Cultural place

Located on the outskirts of the city of Arles, the Benedictine abbey of Montmajour is an exceptional example of a monument that bears witness to nearly eight centuries of history and architecture in Provence for a community of 50 to 80 monks consists of several buildings and forms a repertoire of Romanesque, Gothic and Classical styles presenting eight centuries of history and monastic architecture from 949 to 1791. It is also a place of inspiration for modern and contemporary art, the site fascinates Van Gogh (1853-1890) who made many drawings there in 1888-1889. "Ascension", the work that Alain Kirili (born in 1946) created for the abbey choir, pays tribute to his use of color "in thickness".Since April 14, 2017, the Abbey has once again opened access to the visit of the hermitage. The only testimony in Western Europe of a pre-Roman architecture in its entirety. The work of the hermitage Saint Peter is completed after 4 years with the restoration of the exterior cladding, the cleaning of the walls, the realization of plasters of gaps and decorative supports, the resumption of the floors, rock, stone and the lighting of the interior volumes of the cave parts. This 11th century cave chapel, originally a simple rock shelter for a few anachorets, is the oldest architectural witness to the abbey.

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Where to stay

Au coin de la Roquette, maison entière
Holiday rental

Au coin de la Roquette, maison entière

Arles

Maison sur 3 niveaux pouvant accueillir jusqu'à 8 personnes, salon-salle à manger et cuisine au rez-de-chaussée, 2 étages avec chacun une salle d'eau, des toilettes, une kitchenette, une chambre et un salon avec canapé convertible . Située en plein centre, proche de tous les commerces,…

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.

MAS of olives
B&B

MAS of olives

Arles

We will be happy to welcome you to the farmhouse of olives with its Park in addition to five thousand m2 of 25 olive trees.It is located in the heart of Provence and the doors of the Camargue. Five km to the city center, it will offer you a haven of peace with its Provencal flora and in the…

Liberté Grand Apartment
Holiday rental

Liberté Grand Apartment

Arles

This large apartment is located in the historic heart of Arles in a beautiful building former, at two steps from the place of the Forum.Bright, crossing, he was on more than 110 m² and has 3 large rooms each with a double bed. Each room is illuminated by two double windows with typical blinds…

Mas de l'Olivier
Holiday rental

Mas de l'Olivier

Arles

Relaxing holiday villa with private pool (can be heated).The Mas of the olive tree is a large villa with 4 bedrooms, for 12 people, including a very spacious living room, a dining room, a modern kitchen, an outdoor kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Which linked to the ground floor room.Outdoor parking is…

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…

Mas Saint Victor
Hotel

Mas Saint Victor

Fontvieille

At the entrance of the regional park of Alpilles, in a Provencal quiet, 2 storey studios adjoining with garden furniture. A safe pool is made available to tenants.

Abondance
Holiday rental

Abondance

Arles

Welcome to our magnificent studio renovated with great taste and with heart to make it a cocoon without any concessions. You will have access to all the comforts and even a little more for a studio (a real bed, a washer-dryer) being in the heart of the city a stone's throw from the Van Gogh…

LE CLOS DU PASSANT
B&B

LE CLOS DU PASSANT

Fontvieille

800 Meters from the village, quiet and in a closed property. Suite for 2 to 4 persons and a bedroom for 2 persons, all comfort, rooms of water and separate toilet, bathrobes and pool towels provided, hairdryer. Pets not allowed. Non-smokers. Access to swimming pool with owners agreement. Private…

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.

Place du Forum
Cultural place

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…

Les céramiques de Marine
Craftsman / producer

Les céramiques de Marine

Arles

Marine Carrara welcomes you in his workshop-shop ceramics, where you can see him make his pieces dedicated to the arts of the table.After a degree in ceramic crafts, Navy has spent two years in artist residency in Antibes. And since December, 2017, she asked her bags in Arles. It produces parts…

Boutique Christian Lacroix
Fashion / shopping

Boutique Christian Lacroix

Arles

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

Atelier du cartonnage
Craftsman / producer

Atelier du cartonnage

Arles

Justine DELVAL works in her shop workshop open to the public. It specializes in the design and creation of custom cabinets to present and preserve photographic prints, art books or other precious objects. In addition, it offers bespoke frames in paper edges or in-between glasses. Also collect…

Les Olivades
Fashion / shopping

Les Olivades

Arles

Located in the heart of the Camargue and Provence, Esprit Provençal strives to offer you the most traditional:- Clothes of gardians and shavings- Coats, jackets, sweaters, shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, vests, dresses, skirts ... in the colours of the region- Dishes, tablecloths, tea towels,…

Evelyne Ricord
Craftsman / producer

Evelyne Ricord

Arles

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

Atelier d'un siège à l'autre
Craftsman / producer

Atelier d'un siège à l'autre

Fontvieille

Gil Grave, upholsterer, trained by the 'Compagnons du Devoir', welcomes you to her Fontvielle workshop. Restoration of old chairs, sale of designer fabrics, sale of chairs, making of curtains and cushions.

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
Cultural place

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation

Arles

Vincent van Gogh is an inescapable figure in 20th century art. To this day, his influence continues with artists and his work exerts an unprecedented magnetism on the public. It was precisely in Arles that he produced his finest masterpieces in just fifteen months. The Vincent van Gogh Arles…

Where to eat

L'Adresse
Cuisine de Provence

L'Adresse

Arles

With its warm hospitality, restaurant the address receive you easy to have a good time with its home-cooked dishes, fresh fish, fresh meat, traditional dishes and House, real craft burger, carpaccio of beef and Duck House without forgetting its formula from the noon to 15 euros with dish +…

L'Apostrophe
Restaurants à emporter

L'Apostrophe

Arles

" Arles in winter " special offer : a free cup of coffee! Located in the center of the city of Arles, L'Apostrophe has a variety of facets. Throughout the day the team will accompany you from breakfast to the end of the evening for every privileged moment.

Lou marks
Food guide restaurant

Lou marks

Arles

A meeting of traditional and local recipes, the Lou Marquès bistro will transport you on a taste journey in a decoration by Christian LACROIX. We also welcome you on our terrace and under the lime tree during the summer.

Mezza Luna
Restaurants à emporter

Mezza Luna

Arles

Mezza Luna, in the historic centre of Arles, is open all year for you to enjoy its sunny terrace and taste its bruschettas and salads with olive oil, and for gourmet experiences with traditional ice creams made by a master ice cream-maker who has won medals in the Gard Gourmand competition.

The bear's tooth
Restaurants à emporter

The bear's tooth

Arles

Welcome to the bear's tooth, we offer specialties with plancha and sandwiches prepared with quality regional products, our coffees are great vintages from Nespresso and we offer a range of latte coffee and cold drinks. All this in a friendly and warm, relaxed atmosphere. With a Native American…

Bazar Café
Restaurants à emporter

Bazar Café

Arles

Bazar Café is a coffeeshop that serves specialty coffee and exceptional tea. We serve brunches in continuous service from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and vegetarian and vegan Buddha bowls at lunchtime. All our cuisine is made on site from fresh, local and organic products. We have an upstairs room with…

Little Burger
Restaurants à emporter

Little Burger

Arles

New to Arles, on the spot or to take away, come and enjoy our Bugers, Tacos, sandwiches, fries, salads and deserts.

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).

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…