Place du Forum

Arles - Cultural place

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 is now known as one of the most social areas in town. Locals and tourists rub shoulders under the patronage of a number of well-known figures such as Vincent Van Gogh and Frédéric Mistral.
On the Place du Forum, the solitary painter Vincent Van Gogh began or completed his journey amidst the night-owls. He put his easel down there one evening in 1888.
Towns can be beautiful at night. Vincent Van Gogh found Arles beautiful, as he did the intense colours of the countryside in spring ('this yellow sea') and the deep sky during the day.
He stayed on Place Lamartine, but travelled throughout the town during his short stay. The night-life took place in the cafes and cabarets, where he met the few acquaintances we know about.

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Where to stay

Forum
Hotel

Forum

Arles

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Brit Hotel Acacias - Arles
Hotel

Brit Hotel Acacias - Arles

Arles

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La maison de mon enfance
Holiday rental

La maison de mon enfance

Arles

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The Mas de Lee
B&B

The Mas de Lee

Arles

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Arles

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Communal accommodation

Youth Hostel

Arles

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La Fleury

Arles

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Holiday rental

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Things to do

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Craftsman / producer

Les céramiques de Marine

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Craftsman / producer

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Cultural place

Bridge Van Gogh

Arles

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Craftsman / producer

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Cultural place

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Arles

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The river Rhône
Landscape

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Cultural place

Montmajour Abbey

Arles

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Craftsman / producer

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Arles

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Where to eat

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Restaurants à emporter

Le Petit Naples

Arles

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Cuisine de Provence

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Arles

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Food guide restaurant

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Cuisine de Provence

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Restaurants à emporter

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Restaurants à emporter

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Cuisine de Provence

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Cuisine de Provence

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