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

MON VOISIN VAN GOGH - N° 3941
Holiday rental

MON VOISIN VAN GOGH - N° 3941

Arles

The 17th century house renovated in the heart of the historical centre of Arles. Adjacent to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, it is the ideal starting point for a discovery walk from all the sights and cultural riches of the city.Mixture of old and modern, the spaces are designed for the comfort…

Midi Workshop
B&B

Midi Workshop

Arles

Exceptional location between the Thermae of Constantin and the Musée Réattu, this House Gallery offers 3 beautiful rooms at low prices. 5 minutes walk from the train station and all the monuments, the welcome is friendly and family-run.Breakfast on the terrace in the warm season.Parking nearby

Balechou - N° 540
Holiday rental

Balechou - N° 540

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,…

MAS DE L'OLIVIER - N° 3094
Holiday rental

MAS DE L'OLIVIER - N° 3094

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…

LA COQUILLE 2 - N° 270519
Holiday rental

LA COQUILLE 2 - N° 270519

Arles

Near Arles and Camargue's tourist attractions, this country gite is adjacent to another gite on 3,000 m² of enclosed, wooded grounds. Lovely décor features mosaics and pottery made by the owner. Near railroad (300 m). Ground floor : living room/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. 1 twin…

Ibis Styles Arles Palace Congress (ex Mercure)
Hotel

Ibis Styles Arles Palace Congress (ex Mercure)

Arles

Breakfast + unlimited Wi-Fi are included in the price of the hotel Ibis Arles Styles. Ideally situated opposite the Palace of congresses and 2 steps from the Museum of Arles Antique, our hotel has 80 rooms combining comfort and design, they are air-conditioned and soundproofed with tus equipment…

House Volver
Hotel

House Volver

Arles

A hotel thought as a home... in the heart of the historic centre, 30 metres from the arena.12 different rooms to the eclectic décor: hodgepodge of universe, objects and colors creating a universe to measure.

MAS DU PETIT FOURCHON - N° 2477
Holiday rental

MAS DU PETIT FOURCHON - N° 2477

Arles

We will be happy to welcome you during your stay, in a farmhouse of the XVII th century completely restored on an area of 40 hectares.Its 23 three hundred year old plane trees will bring you a pleasant freshness in the summer.A heated pool is at your disposal.We offer you peace, quiet and the…

Elegant and bright townhouse
Holiday rental

Elegant and bright townhouse

Arles

This bright and completely renovated town house is ideally located in a quiet and well attended. You have the possibility to park for free in front of the House subject to space available. You also have access to a car park in white area (free 1 h 30 / day) and in the green zone (8 euros day).You…

Things to do

Etat des lieux
Souvenirs shopping

Etat des lieux

Arles

Present on the scene for more than 20 years, State of places puts forward the Art of the table, furniture, fixture and playful objects. With an area of 120 m2, you will find many brands in the different areas: Alessi, Kartell, Luce Plan and pylons coexist among other equally renowned for their…

Sophie Lassagne M��ller
Craftsman / producer

Sophie Lassagne M��ller

Arles

The ceramic workshop of Sophie Lassagne is bright and clear. Utility ceramics are delicate, finely turned and offer sober lines. She has a real gift for color, his palette is vast, subtle and tender. Sophie grew up in Africa and Asia, the encounter with the Earth allowed him to renew and to take…

Night Cargo
Cultural place

Night Cargo

Arles

The room covers two levels and has a capacity of 350 people; it resembles a ship and allows the public to see concerts from different angles: from above on the mezzanine, straight on in front of the stage or even from the bar. Our great bartenders, experts in the art of slightly frothy draught…

Theatre of Arles
Cultural place

Theatre of Arles

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…

The District of la Roquette
Cultural place

The District of la Roquette

Arles

This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the most attractive in town. Its original urban herringbone layout features attractive narrow and sometimes raised houses between the Quai du Rhône and…

Location de vélos du Rodin
Outdoor leisure

Location de vélos du Rodin

Arles

Offre "Arles en hiver" : Tarif VTC : 1/2 journée : 7EUR au lieu de 10EUR Journée : 10EUR au lieu de 14EUR Semaine : 60EUR au lieu de 80EUR En plus de son activité d'hôtel le Rodin propose de louer des vélos : VTC, vélo de ville, et même tandem ou vélo électrique. Avec un enfant ou un…

Les Macarons de Frane
Shopping gourmand

Les Macarons de Frane

Arles

After an initial course in catering, Françoise PANNETIER specializes in pastry and created a recipe for macaroons with almonds, without gluten or added fat. Elaborated at the request of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, its macaroon Camargue (butter caramel macaroon salty Camargue salt)…

The Indian of N��mes
Souvenirs shopping

The Indian of N��mes

Arles

Gardian clothing: men, women, children (from 2 years old). Linens, fabric per metre, Pikes and boutis.Home, furniture, arts of the table decoration

Actes Sud
Souvenirs shopping

Actes Sud

Arles

Située au coeur de la vieille ville sur les berges du Rhône, la librairie ACTES SUD vous accueille dans un cadre chaleureux et convivial. Après avoir flâné parmi les rayons, vous pourrez faire vos choix de livres et disques, confortablement installés dans un canapé ou faire appel à nos…

Where to eat

Le Réfectoire
Table 13

Le Réfectoire

Arles

A convivial canteen offering a generous traditional cooking, prepared with fresh seasonal produces, to savour on large tables, inside or outside.

O to the mouth
Cuisine de Provence

O to the mouth

Arles

After 10 years of experience we make it a point of honor to use short circuit products in order to develop a family kitchen and homemade.

The opener
Food guide restaurant

The opener

Arles

L'Épicerie du Cloître is a small multiple-function restaurant: it's open for aperitifs with friends, for lunch and dinner. The cuisine is simple, succulent, and dynamic. Tapas, local products, and regional wines: the menu wanders through the seasons. The seasonings travel from Provence to…

Au brin de Thym
Cuisine de Provence

Au brin de Thym

Arles

Offer "Arles in winter": 1 aperitif or 1 coffee offeredRestaurant conveniently located between the Forum and the Rhone, just a step from the Van Gogh Foundation.Mediterranean cuisine, local and seasonal products.

Criquet
Cuisine de Provence

Criquet

Arles

Located in the historical center, in the area of the border, cricket offers traditional and Provencal cuisine.Room in ground floor and upstairs, small terrace in summer (table for 2 only).Formulas: midi (off Sunday and holidays): dish of the day + dessert of the day 16 euros entry + dish 26 euros…

Jardin des arts
Cuisine de Provence

Jardin des arts

Arles

The garden of the Arts is a restaurant or you can have lunch or dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lunch with a dish of the day or à la carte. The more intimate evening with subdued lighting and soft music.Located opposite the Museon Arlaten rue de la République the Jardin des Arts…

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 +…

Mamma
Cuisine de Provence

Mamma

Arles

Welcome!In a pleasant and welcoming setting you can enjoy a simple and familiar cuisine based on products quality, lasagne, cannelloni, pizza etc.

Brewery of the workshops
Cuisine de Provence

Brewery of the workshops

Arles

Brasserie des Ateliers " Arles in winter " special offer : a free cup of coffee! The " brasserie " is located just 50 meters from the Luma Tower, a world-class monument where the International Photography Festival takes place. A dining room for 30 guests with tasteful and comfortable seating.…