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

Le rossignol
Holiday rental

Le rossignol

Arles

Studio a room with shower room and WC. Corner kitchenette, bed 140, table ber and office. TV, wardrobe ice, microwave, 2 hotplates, refrigerator etc... Very charming.

Domaine des Anges
Holiday rental

Domaine des Anges

Arles

Secure private pool (6x12m), pool house with plancha and equipped kitchen, shady lounge areas with garden furniture and hammock. Parking on the property. Bowling area. Upstairs, large living/dining room with large screen TV, DVD player, hi-fi and wi-fi. Fireplace (wood provided). Fully equipped…

Porte de Camargue
Hotel

Porte de Camargue

Arles

Hotel with terrace, 25 air-conditioned rooms including 20 accessible by lift, equipped with WC, shower or bathtub, dry hair, safety box, satellite TV, telephone, free Wifi.

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.

Mia Casa
B&B

Mia Casa

Arles

In the heart of the historic center of Arles and a stone's throw from the Rhône, large guest rooms and family suite enjoying independent access and offering the convenience of furnished apartments and studios. Kitchen corners. Free WIFI. Calm and inspiration; Decorated after Van Gogh, the places…

Le gîte de Monplaisir
Holiday rental

Le gîte de Monplaisir

Arles

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…

Best Western Atrium
Hotel

Best Western Atrium

Arles

As a couple, with family, friends or in a group, from our hotel in Arles, you can benefit from a perfect location for visiting the arenas, theaters and the many museums of little Rome of the Gauls or even exploring the Provence and the Camargue. Stay in a hotel that combines charm, calm and…

Villa Laure
B&B

Villa Laure

Arles

Nearby Arles, Camargue, Alpilles and Provence. Easy road access. Bus nearby. Free parking. Close to small neighborhood businesses. Located 2km from the city centre and 1.5 km of the Luma Foundation. The countryside to the city, free parking!Three guest rooms to rent in charming, with flowery…

La maison de mon enfance
Holiday rental

La maison de mon enfance

Arles

... The House of my childhood!In the heart of Provence, for a cultural holiday or discovery discover the city of Arles and these surroundings!A small house of charm, ideally located 10 minutes walk from downtown, historical monuments and shops. The Camargue, Saintes Maries of the sea, the…

Things to do

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…

Bijouterie Pinus
Craftsman / producer

Bijouterie Pinus

Arles

"Jewellery Pinus, is a family jewelry, creates en1860, specializing in jewelry Provencal.cette shop offers Provence, Camargue and contemporary jewelry in gold, silver, silver-gilt (Silver covered with a layer of gold)." These jewelry can be primarily set with garnets or rose-cut diamonds, but…

Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles
Cultural place

Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles

Arles

On October 5, 2013, the departmental museum of ancient Arles opened to the public a new wing of 800 square meters which accommodates the Roman barge which left the Rhône in 2010. It is a flat-bottomed boat, 31 meters long. , the best preserved in the world. The boat is presented in a navigation…

Manade Fernay
Craftsman / producer

Manade Fernay

Arles

Located close to the Roman town of Arles, Sophie and Olivier Fernay and their dynamic team will give you a warm welcome and allow you to discover their traditional bull-breeding farm, established in 1953, where passion and tradition are key. After being welcomed by the herder, you will go and…

Montmajour Abbey
Cultural place

Montmajour Abbey

Arles

Located on the outskirts of the city of Arles, the Benedictine abbey of Montmajour is an exceptional example of a monument that bears witness to nearly eight centuries of history and architecture in Provence for a community of 50 to 80 monks consists of several buildings and forms a repertoire of…

 Le local à Céramique
Craftsman / producer

 Le local à Céramique

Arles

"- Tina Tourneur - Florence Inoué - Atrractions terrestres -Stéphanie Verchère - Les terres de Nemetona"

Souleiado
Fashion / shopping

Souleiado

Arles

At Arles, the provencal costume is an institution. Relaunched at the end of the 19th century by Frédéric Mistral, l ' arlésienne symbolizes the cultural identity of the territory. Located at the entrance of the historic centre, shop Souleïado transports you into this universe typically…

L ' Arlésienne perfumery
Craftsman / producer

L ' Arlésienne perfumery

Arles

For the love of Arles or for the love of perfume? Both, no doubt... Eau d'Arles is undoubtedly inspired by the beautiful Arlésiennes and their extraordinary costumes. The fineness of their elegant outfits can be found in this fragrance, which is fresh, flowery and slightly powdery. A beautiful…

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…

Where to eat

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

Amandier
Cuisine de Provence

Amandier

Arles

The restaurant L'amandier is located in the historic center of Arles, near the Roman Theatre and the arena. It welcomes you in a friendly and warm atmosphere.For 28 years we are at your disposal to serve you and please you.We offer you a Provençal cuisine and Moroccan specialties. The kitchen's…

Bohemia
Cuisine de Provence

Bohemia

Arles

Since 1998, the Bohemia restaurant is open throughout the year. Arch of the 17th century, corner fireplace grilling in the winter and small patio shaded for summer. Competent for the reception of groups we can accommodate 70 people.We offer a full menu at 25EUR, 21EUR duo formula and a vegetarian…

Chez Etienne
Menus de Fêtes

Chez Etienne

Arles

Come and share a moment with friends, colleagues or family, over a meal, a drink or simply a coffee. Whether in the dining room, at the counter or behind the kitchen, we make sure you are satisfied every day.

Une ambiance festive & un menu d’exception, c’est ce qui vous attends au réveillon de la Saint Sylvestre chez Étienne Le Bistrot Chez Étienne se met sur son 31 ! Tous les ans, une nouvelle année ! et pour lancer de nouveaux vœux et s'embrasser, quoi de mieux que de le faire Chez Étienne ? Les amis, la famille, tout le monde se retrouve pour enterrer l'année passée et ouvrir un nouveau numéro : à vos bouchons de champagne ! Design Sonore By Cédric Buche Happy & Good Vibes Music Cotillons and Cie Pour l'occasion un menu spécial est préparé, la réservation est fortement conseillées. Menu : Entrée : Foie gras maison et sa compotée d'oignons Poisson : Gambas cameron marinées cuites à la plancha avec son risotto d'asperges Trou normand Viande : Tournedos de bœuf Rossini sauce aux cèpes et son écrasé de pommes de terre à la truffe maison Dessert : Gourmandises du réveillon 68€ par personne Pass sanitaire obligatoire

Entrevue
Cuisine de Provence

Entrevue

Arles

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 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…

Paddy Mullin's
Restaurants à emporter

Paddy Mullin's

Arles

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…

Le Wilson
Restaurants à emporter

Le Wilson

Arles

A veritable institution of Arles, the place of "after-market aperitifs". Beautiful terrace upstairs heated and covered, as well as an outdoor terrace.Our products are local, from the ground to the table.

Le Jaipur Palace
Restaurants à emporter

Le Jaipur Palace

Arles

New to Arles, restaurant gourmet Indian cuisine and decoration.In the historical centre near the arenas and the ancient Theatre.