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Arles - Cultural place

Date: 12th and 15th centuries
Era: Middle Ages
Type: Religious architecture
Status: Property of the Town of Arles and listed as a national Historic Monument in 1840 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in1981
The Christian community of Arles was one of the first in Gaul, with the presence of a Bishop documented in 254.
Furthermore, for a while Arles Cathedral had the status of Primatial Church of the Gauls and remained the site of an Archbishopric until the Revolution. It is currently a parish church.
Originally located near the ancient rampart of L'Hauture, the cathedral was moved close to the old Roman forum around the 5th century.
It was built in several stages and the majority of the monument we see today dates from the 12th century, when its originally sombre façade was accentuated with its magnificent historiated statues.
The building is one of the largest in Romanesque Provence.
It is also a church of relics on the Way of St James. A Gothic chancel has replaced the 15th century Romanesque apses.
The monument was erected in several stages.
It has the characteristic layout of Provençal buildings: a high nave with five broken barrel vaulted bays, flanked by narrow side-aisles and a very short transept whose cross is surmounted by a cupola and supports the bell tower.
The chancel had a main apse and two absidioles.
To the west, a sumptuously decorated portal completes the layout.
Finally, a long Gothic chevet with ambulatory and radiating chapels replaced the old Romanesque chancel in the mid-15th century.
The portal, dedicated to Judgement Day, is also faithfully reproduced model and an illustration of the glories of Arles Church.
The composition superposes three main themes: the assembly of patron saints, the Divine Epic and the Human Epic, from the Fall to the future fate of the chosen ones and the damned.
The composition culminates in the solemn, triumphal image of Christ. The dominant feature of this magnificent work is the extent of its ancient inspiration; its Roman cultural heritage is a symbol of a real 'renaissance'.

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  • Address

    Place De la République
    13200 Arles

  • Phone

    • 04 90 96 07 38
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Where to stay

Rodin
Hotel

Rodin

Arles

Located in a quiet area, only a 15-minute walk from the city center of Arles, the Le Rodin hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms.They have a terrace or a balcony overlooking the pool and the garden.Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a bathroom, TV satellite, mini bar and free WiFi.You…

La Maison Arlésienne - rez de chaussée
Holiday rental

La Maison Arlésienne - rez de chaussée

Arles

This hyper central apartment has been completely renovated with peps colors. It is located in the heart of the historic centre of Arles, between the arenas and the Forum Square. All amenities are in close proximity but the environment is very quiet. It is located on the ground floor of a small…

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…

La Vagabonde
B&B

La Vagabonde

Arles

Great bed and breakfast, consisting of two connecting rooms for 2 to 4 people, in a bourgeois House of the 17th and 18th centuries of the historic district of the rocket.Breakfast at base of House, local products and crafts.Entered, ensuite bathroom, separate WC.Chic country decor.For your…

Truchet Penthouse
Holiday rental

Truchet Penthouse

Arles

Enjoy a unique stay in this beautiful duplex and its terrace with views to take your breath away! At the heart of the historic centre between the place of the Forum, the baths of Constantine and the Foundation Van Gogh, it occupies the top two floors of a historic building. The apartment is…

Les Hameaux de Camargue
Hotel

Les Hameaux de Camargue

Arles

Le village club les Hameaux de Camargue vous accueille en Provence sous le soleil du Midi pour des vacances mêlant loisirs et détente en pension complète, demi-pension ou location. Vous profiterez d'un complexe composé de trois piscines d'été avec pataugeoire, de terrains de squash, de…

Le Clos des Ursulines
Holiday rental

Le Clos des Ursulines

Arles

Vertical Arles house on two floors not suitable for people with reduced mobility, with an area of ​​55m², spacious and bright with a relaxation area located in a semi-private courtyard and a solarium area on a roof terrace in the heart of the old town . Located in the city center, in a very…

Le 25
Holiday rental

Le 25

Arles

Ideally located in the heart of Arles, in front of the arena, this typically Arles House of 70 m² on three levels has been entirely renovated and equipped.Guests among other WiFi, linens, TV and kitchen fully equipped for your comfort and your independence.

Arles Bienvenue
B&B

Arles Bienvenue

Arles

In the heart of the historical centre, in a quiet and sunny spot, our guest room is on the 1st floor of a charming townhouse.

Things to do

Sya Bijoux
Craftsman / producer

Sya Bijoux

Arles

She then created his Studio, home, and joined a boutique shared in 2018. Her fancy jewelry highlight of natural stones with finesse and simplicity. His pieces reflect his know-how of the traditional jewelry, and his singular universe. You can also order custom parts, and discover it full…

Bridge Van Gogh
Cultural place

Bridge Van Gogh

Arles

Named formerly bridge of Langlois time: 19th century Type: public Architecture: engineering status: property of the Tourist Office of the Arles class Monument historic (1988) the name of the staff member responsible to keep it and manipulate it, the 'bridge of Langlois' has acquired world fame…

Relais du Bois sacré
Outdoor leisure

Relais du Bois sacré

Arles

- Carburants: GO, SP98, SP95 - Vente de GAZ en bouteilles - Location de Vélos adultes et enfants : tandem, VTT, VTC, charette, siège bébé - Location de véhicules - Boutique Alimentaire (Epicerie sucrée, salée, boissons, produits frais et produits surgelés) et non alimentaire…

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…

Réattu Museum
Cultural place

Réattu Museum

Arles

*The Réattu Museum is accessible without reservation, but in accordance with the legal provisions in force since Wednesday 21 July, a health pass must be presented at the entrance to the Réattu Museum. Open to photography since the 1960s (4000 works today), enriched by exceptional donations…

Sud Labo en Provence
Souvenirs shopping

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.

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…

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

Naïs
Craftsman / producer

Naïs

Arles

This workshop shop is dedicated to refined, original creations made in France. You will find jewellery, bags, decorative objects and porcelain lamps.

Where to eat

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.

Lib'en Arles
Menus de Fêtes

Lib'en Arles

Arles

Lebanese specialities restaurant Mezzés, oven sandwiches... Delicatessen

Menu de la Saint Sylvestre : 80€ par personne Coupe de champagne, vin route et blanc Mézzés Gourmands : Houmous fumé à la verveine Caviar d'aubergine citronné au géranium Taboulé libanais à la sarriette et au thym provençal Mama Ganouge aux noix de macadamia, butternut & amandes de Provence Mézzés aux saveurs des Alpilles : Samboussek au fromage de chèvre des Alpilles Rakakaté chenkliche à la lavande Kébbé au pesto de sauge Boulette de purée de batata à la menthe Palet d'houmous au curry La suite... Souris d'agneau local confite à la mélasse de grenade Riz camarguais safrané au amandes & pignons grillés Assiette de douceurs sucrées : Halawat el Jebin façon crumble revisité à la pistache Crème au lait de chèvre des Alpilles, fleur d'oranger & pistache Atayef bi Achta Znoud el sit fourré de crème de lait à la rose Café ou infusion à la menthe réservations : 06 51 12 29 81

The Oyster Bar
Restaurants à emporter

The Oyster Bar

Arles

" Arles in winter " special offer : a free cup of coffee! The restaurant has two dining rooms, one beside the oyster bar counter and a second beyond (armchairs and wall seats). Both are air-conditioned. From March 15 to October 15 : terrace on the Place du Forum. The chef cooks with…

The small Arles
Restaurants à emporter

The small Arles

Arles

The small Arles offers kitchen 100% House at low prices.The snack is committed to use eggs in the open air, to encourage local producers, fresh products of season.Everything is cooked on the spot. Dish of the day, soups, salads, desserts and pastries.The coffee is roasted in Arles.The pancakes…

Uncle Sam
Restaurants à emporter

Uncle Sam

Arles

Artisan Bread organic meat 100% Provençal (Alazard and Roux) regional cheeses selected by our bleached fries cheese every morning Sauces and desserts homemade TATA SYLVIA do wait to enjoy and enjoy true Burger French!

VOLUBILIS
Restaurants à emporter

VOLUBILIS

Arles

Located in the heart of the city's historic centre, volubilis blends perfectly into the shadow of the Arenas, this hotel offers a journey into the culinary culture of Moroccan traditions

La Table de la Manade
Cuisine de Provence

La Table de la Manade

Arles

We are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of our restaurant formula: La Table de la Manade. Located just 3 km from the city center of Arles, the Fernay manade will welcome you in the courtyard of the farmhouse in summer or in the room of the farmhouse in a warm atmosphere all year round.…

Apsara
Restaurants à emporter

Apsara

Arles

Welcome to the Apsara restaurant! All our products with the exception of the steamed ravioli are homemade in a traditional way. Our cooking for your pleasure requires a preparation to the minute, if you have a need for time please let us know in order to better satisfy you.

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.

Les fêtes de fin d’année approchent ! Vous avez hâte ? Nous aussi Pour cette occasion, notre Chef a élaboré des menus spéciaux aux nombreux goûts festifs Nous vous laissons les découvrir… Menu du Réveillon de Noël (vendredi 24 décembre) et Menu de Noël (samedi 25 décembre) 75€ par personne Accord Mets & Vins : 35€ : 2 verres de vin + 1 coupe de Champagne L'amuse bouche : La langoustine en carpaccio mariné à la vinaigrette de rose L'entrée : Le foie gras, en compressé aux fruits mandants, chutney de clémentine Le poisson : Le St Pierre doré au beurre salé de Camargue, moelleux de potiron sabayon truffé La viande : Le chapon cuit en deux façons, la cuisse confite en fine croûte, le suprême cuit moelleux, émulsion foie gras Le fromage : Fromage de M Rattalino : Brie de Maux truffé Le pré dessert : La clémentine en suprême, sirop infusé au Grand Marnier, légèreté à la canelle Le dessert : Le bonnet du Père Noël, mousse au praliné et croquant spéculos, sur un sablé au beurre légèrement salé à la fleur de sel de Camargue Menu de la Saint Sylvestre (vendredi 31 décembre) : 150€ par personne Accord Mets & Vins : 35€ 2 verres de vin + 1 coupe de Champagne Accord Mets & Vins : 55€ 4 verres de vin + 1 coupe de Champagne Groupe de musique : Olivia Jazz N'Co L'amuse bouche : La Saint Jacques snackée, croûte de noisette, vinaigrette fruits de la passion L'entrée : Le taureau et le foie gras, la queue en grosse raviole, bouillon corsé, huile de noisette, lamelle de radis Le poisson : Le loup en mille feuille à l'encre de seiche, champignons des bois, coquillages et écume de citron vert La pause camarguaise : Le marc de Provence en granité La viande : Le chevreuil, en deux façons, la noisette en croûte de pain d'épices, la côte juste dorée, gratin de patates douces parfumé aux truffes Le fromage : le fromage de M Rattino : Brie de Maux truffé Le pré dessert : Le Champagne rosé en gratiné Le dessert : Le chocolat, entremet chocolat noisette, crème légère à la fève Tonka, sauce caramel Menu de la Nouvelle Année (samedi 1er janvier) : 75€ par personne Accord Mets & Vins : 35€ 2 verres de vin + 1 coupe de Champagne Accord Mets & Vins : 55€ 4 verres de vin + 1 coupe de Champagne L'amuse bouche : La Saint Jacques snackée, croûte de noisette, vinaigrette fruits de la passion L'entrée : Le taureau et le foie gras, la queue en grosse raviole, bouillon corsé, huile de noisette, lamelle de radis Le poisson : Le loup en mille feuille à l'encre de seiche, champignons des bois, coquillages et écume de citron vert La viande : Le chevreuil, en deux façons, la noisette en croûte de pain d'épices, la côte juste dorée, gratin de patates douces parfumé aux truffes Le fromage : le fromage de M Rattino : Brie de Maux truffé Le dessert : Le chocolat, entremet chocolat noisette, crème légère à la fève Tonka, sauce caramel Alors vos papilles sont en folie ? Réservez dès à présent votre soirée ! Tel: 04 90 52 52 52 www.hotel-julescesar.fr