Place de la République
Arles - Cultural place
The Place de la République, in the town centre, is the result of progressive development through a number of architectural and urban operations.
It is to the south of the old Roman forum. In the Middle Ages, it was reduced to a narrow forecourt between Saint-Trophime Church and Sainte-Anne Church. Its current surface area was then occupied by several residential blocks.
It was mainly after the construction of the town hall, in the 17th century, that the Place changed considerably.
Over time, it gained monuments of different styles and with different purposes; it eventually contained original features, punctuated by a number of façades, giving it the appearance of an Italian square.
Its large size allows the public to gather there during major traditional events, such as the triannual election of the 'Queen of Arles'.
The Place de la République is noteworthy for the very diverse architecture of its monuments, making it a remarkable collection of art history.
Antiquity is well represented, with the obelisk from the Roman cirque. The façade of Saint-Trophime church, built in the 12th century, was given its magnificent historiated portal for the coronation of Emperor Frédéric Barberousse in 1178.
The clock tower with its antique décor is characteristic of sophisticated Provençal Renaissance architecture. Local councillors wanted to conserve it during the construction of the hôtel de ville, itself a triumph of the Classical style.
Saint Anne Church, built between 1614 and 1630, has clear remnants of the southern Gothic style in its nave. The archbishop's palace was redeveloped in the 17th century; its current façade was, however, rebuilt at the end of the 18th century.
Finally, the former post office, constructed in the late 19th century, epitomises in itself the eclectic architecture of the era just as well as the square.
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Where to stay
Le paysage a inspiré Van Gogh
Beautiful ground floor housing with a surface area of 50 m 2, located 5 minutes from the heart of Arles. The place is punctuated in the summer by the quiet chirping of cicadas. The Spa/jacuzzi pool will come to cool off the hot summer day. The apartment is equipped with a quiet room (bed 160 x…
A 65-square-square-year apartment in a mansion on Rue du Cloître. The two spacious bedrooms each have a shower or bathtub. Its kitchen totally open to the living room has been designed to receive and share good times. You can't be more in the heart of the city, you're a stone's throw from the…
Ideally located in the heart of the city centre, 2 steps from the bullring, the hotel Voltaire offers its guests a unique experience. Completely renovated in 2019, the 6 double rooms and 3 quadruple each equipped with a balcony offer a breathtaking view of the city's liveliest square.On the…
With 60 years of experience, Hotel Mireille and its teams welcome you for exceptional stays close to the city centre of Arles. The neat, colourful and up-to-date decoration is inspired by Provence. The 30 rooms of this hotel near the centre of Arles are known for their comfort and unique…
The City Camping is a family campsite situated in Camargue Arles.Ideally positioned, not far from the city centre of Arles while keeping the peace and tranquility of a secluded, you will spend an unforgettable stay in our beautiful Provence.Camping City is equipped with mobile homes for hire and…
Le gîte de Monplaisir
Cottage new, in a contemporary style, composed a very bright living room opening onto the large covered terrace facing South, with sofa BZ, bed 140, open kitchen (dishwasher), bathroom with toilet, mezzanine bedroom bed 140, plenty of storage.Services: shady garden with barbecue and sun…
Come and spend some time in this pretty Arlesian house that can accommodate up to 3 people. Very well equipped, this house on 3 floors has the charm of the old with its exposed beams, stone walls and tommettes. You will appreciate its distinctive layout, the mix of old and modern and the artistic…
Calm and sunny in the heart of the historic centre
Right in the center of Arles, you will be 50 meters from the arenas, 150 meters from the ancient theater and 500 meters from the Place du Forum with all these cafes and the famous Van Gogh café. The apartment is in a 19th century building. Very quiet, bright and well ventilated with a southern…
Things to do
The amphitheatre is the most important monument of the former Roman colony that we should admire, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture is entirely designed in relation to its vocation of place to great shows, hosting a large audience. In their initial rise, the…
LOULOU of street
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…
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The Jalabert family has been breeding pure Camargue horses and fighting bulls at the Mas de la Chassagne for four generations. In this 350-hectare estate in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, near Arles, Luc and Marc Jalabert invite you to discover their livestock in their…
Theatre of 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
The interview is a culinary institution of Arles for more than 20 years!Ideally located on the banks of the Rhône to the Méjan, the restaurant and its terrace adjoins the Actes Sud Bookstore, a cinema and a hammam. A cosmopolitan place where we meet around a kitchen from the 2 shores of the…
The small 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…
Meinado is the result of a long tradition in the service of taste, which is based on the foundations of a great family history. Bakery, pastry, pastries, but also snacking, catering and prepared meals. Take away, a large room allows you to eat on site, and enjoy a real break, in a cozy and…
According Frédéric Mistral french Provençal dictionary, this table name means "eat".A bet noted since April 2018 by Dimitri Rémi, son of a restorer of vintage, spent a few years in Paris before joining his country a degree in oenology in his pocket. Fell in love for a former butchery,…
Our establishment welcomes you every day from 3 p.m. to midnight to taste platters of charcuterie, cheese from "finger food" ... You can always come there to enjoy a good beer, cocktail or other drink. Le Paddy also offers to take care of your meals: works councils, birthdays, retirement etc…