Montmajour Abbey

Arles - Monument

Located at the gates of the city of Arles, the benedictine Abbey of nobleman is an exceptional example of a monument that reflects nearly eight centuries of history and architecture in Provence for a community of 50 to 80 monks consists of several buildings and form a repertoire of Romanesque, Gothic and classical styles with eight centuries of history and monastic architecture of 949 to 1791. It is also a place of inspiration for modern art and contemporary, the site fascinates including Van Gogh (1853-1890) who makes many drawings in 1888-1889. "Ascension", the work of Alain Kirili (born in 1946) created for the choir of the Abbey, pays tribute to his use of color "in thickness".Since April 14, 2017, the Abbey to reopen access to the visit of the Hermitage. Unique testimony in Western Europe of pre-Romanesque architecture in its entirety. The work of the Hermitage St. Peter ended after 4 years with the restoration siding, cleaning of walls, the realization of coatings of gaps and media sets, recovery of soil, rock, stone and highlighted volumes interiors of the troglodytes parties. This Chapel troglodyte of the XIth century, originally simple shelter under rock for a few hermits, is the oldest architectural witness of the Abbey.

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Where to stay

Mas Maurane
B&B

Mas Maurane

Tarascon

Le Mas Maurane est situé sur une petite route de campagne à égale distance entre Arles et Tarascon. Très beau domaine arboré et fleuri, où vous aurez le choix entre locations saisonnière, roulotte ou la chambre d'hôtes Gîtes de France L'Arlésienne . Sur place très belle piscine fermée…

Chez Marc Et Nelly
Holiday rental

Chez Marc Et Nelly

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.

Balechou
Holiday rental

Balechou

Arles

In the heart of the city centre of Arles, in the pedestrian area, the City Break Balechou is an apartment located on the 2nd floor without lift. No possible noise on the 1st floor as the below apartment is unoccupied.The apartment is composed of a living room with open kitchen (4 gas heaters,…

The small Arles
Holiday rental

The small Arles

Arles

Arles home completely renovated and equipped on two levels.You will be at the heart of the historic centre, close to the arenas of the Roman Theatre and near the Tower Luma and the various centres of interest of the city.Combining modernity and the charm of the old, this House offers two rooms…

Mas de Lèbre
Holiday rental

Mas de Lèbre

Fontvieille

In the heart of the Alpilles, gite in the countryside, adjoining the owners'farmhouse, on a cereals (rice) and wine concern. Close to the tourist sites, especially the Moulin de Daudet. Ideally situated to discover the Alpilles. Secured shared swimming-pool (11 m x 6 m) from the 15th of june to…

La Tonnelle - Le Vieux Platane
Holiday rental

La Tonnelle - Le Vieux Platane

Arles

The Arbor and the old tree are located at each end of the mas (West - is) with a terrace individual without neighborhood, equipped with a living room of garden and barbecue.Ground floor, living room/kitchen and upstairs 2 double rooms + 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds, a Toilet and a bathroom…

Villa M
B&B

Villa M

Arles

Villa M is a small mansion located in the centre of Arles. A historic house known to all Arlesians, it surprises travellers with its intimate character and the luxuriance of the vegetation that shelters it from the eyes.The historic centre is across the street from the house and on Saturday…

La Maison Des Hautures
Holiday rental

La Maison Des Hautures

Arles

Large house in historic centre with 3 rooms (2 beds of 140, 2 120 beds + sofa bed 140).A small outdoor terrace located in a large yard semi privatized.

The Fleury
Holiday rental

The Fleury

Arles

The House is located in the neighborhood of the rocket a few steps from the shops, restaurants and monuments.The location is quiet and ideal for visiting the historical places in the city but also the region (Camargue, Alpilles, Provencal villages...). The fully air-conditioned House combining…

Things to do

Carnet de voyage
Souvenirs shopping

Carnet de voyage

Arles

Au cœur du centre historique d'Arles, nous vous accueillons pour vous faire découvrir notre sélection d'articles tout en couleur. Des toiles basques aux couleurs toniques, déclinées en nappes, sets de tables, torchons ... et aussi, des sacs petits et grands. De la terre travaillée dans…

Atelier d'un siège à l'autre
Craftsman

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.

Chantal Bernardi
Craftsman

Chantal Bernardi

Arles

Furniture upholsterer

Les jardins de Cidamos
Producer

Les jardins de Cidamos

Fontvieille

The Cidamos gardens are located in the commune of Fontvieille and consist of 3 hectares of crops.

LOULOU of street
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…

House Plata
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…

Arlette Multishop
Fashion / shopping

Arlette Multishop

Arles

Arlette est le Colette arlésien. Autrefois installé dans Le Magasin de Jouet (drôle de nom pour une galerie d'art), les jolies collections ont pris leur envol vers la rue de la Liberté. Les marques les plus pointues sont au rendez-vous : Kulte, Le Slip Français, les bijoux Alpha Beta ou…

Space Van Gogh
Cultural place

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…

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
Cultural place

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation

Arles

" Arles in winter " special offer : 6EUR instead of 9EUR Vincent Van Gogh is a major figure in 20th-century art. Today his influence on other artists continues and his works exercise an unprecedented attraction on the public. It was precisely in Arles where he produced his most brilliant…

Where to eat

Autruche
Food guide restaurant

Autruche

Arles

'Neo-bistro' restaurant with a beautiful terrace in the town centre. Modern cuisine and fresh produce in this 'house' which is starting to make a name for itself.

Auberge des Balastres
Cuisine de Provence

Auberge des Balastres

Fontvieille

Notre bastide de charme à caractère familial, adhère à la Charte des Logis.

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…

Saint Pierre
Food guide restaurant

Saint Pierre

Arles

Helena in the kitchen prepares traditional local cuisine, among other specialities such as bouillabaisse, the bourride lotte, aioli and prepared meals of grand mother, restaurant Saint Pierre is located in the city centre of Arles in the District of Trinquetaille, only the Rhone bridge isolates…

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…

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop
Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

Arles

Every gourmet knows his name: Jean-Luc Rabanel is one of the stars of French gastronomy and a major personality, who has been tending to his kitchen garden for over 30 years. A master of vegetables, spokesman for organic produce and pioneer of the "locavore" local food trend, this chef transcends…

Plaza (La Paillotte)
Cuisine de Provence

Plaza (La Paillotte)

Arles

Restaurant located in the heart of the old Center of the city of Arles.Provence market is found in the kitchen of the Chief Stéphane Gognier, owner of his property since 2002. He loves tasty marriage of regional products, to which he brings his creativity: kitchen tradition and flavor.For lunch…

Gueule du Loup
Food guide restaurant

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…

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…

Inspirations

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

La Provence

La Provence

Provence is more than a simple destination, it's a whole way of life!