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

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…

Mas du petit Fourchon
Holiday rental

Mas du petit Fourchon

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…

La Maison Arlésienne - appartement 1er étage
Holiday rental

La Maison Arlésienne - appartement 1er étage

Arles

This fully renovated apartment is located in the heart of the historic centre of Arles, between the Arenas and Forum Square. All amenities are in close proximity but the environment is very quiet. It is located on the first floor of a small building.Functional and well equipped, you can stay…

Succès
Holiday rental

Succès

Arles

Hello and welcome to Succès, newly renovated and very pleasant apartment (two floors + mezzanine). You will have all the comforts in this apartment: air conditioning in each room, 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed and all appliances, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, kettle. We…

La Résidence
Holiday rental

La Résidence

Arles

Cet appartement se situe au 1er étage on y entre en traversant le "hall galerie d'art" et en empruntant l'escalier central. c'est un appartement grand siècle avec plafond mouluré, lustre a pampilles en cristal, cheminée en marbre, où les meubles au design épuré amène une touche de…

Arl Hôtel
Hotel

Arl Hôtel

Arles

Tired of soulless peri-urban hotels? At Arl HOTEL, you can reconcile your need to move around and park easily with your desire to stay in a stylish hotel where friendliness, flexibility and modularity are the key words! 42 rooms, 42 different decors! Urban Style, Street Art, picturesque or zen…

Les Alpilles
Holiday rental

Les Alpilles

Arles

Apartment of approx. 60 m² for 4 persons, located at 10 minutes walk from the centre of Arles, 2 not the museums départemental Arles Antique and Chamber of Commerce. Apartment with balcony on the 1st floor, sunny in a secured residence with lift. Consists of a kitchen, a dining salon, a bedroom…

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…

Le Pitchounet
Holiday rental

Le Pitchounet

Arles

Apartment on the ground floor of 30 m2 for 2 people with terrace, 10 minutes from the city center, the LUMA Foundation and the school of photography.

Things to do

Véloc
Outdoor leisure

Véloc

Arles

Repair of bicycles

Grand Mas du Roy
Craftsman / producer

Grand Mas du Roy

Arles

Sale at the farm, olive oil (Award for excellence 2007), cheeses, juices of fruit and seasonal fruits, organic rice, jams, wine, organic wine, honey. Gold Medal 2008 contest regionnal PACA olive oils. Culture reasoned

The Marshall district
Cultural place

The Marshall district

Arles

The District of the Marshall ("from the Middle") occupies a modest surface between the city (or town hall) and the arugula, on the edge of the Rhône.Its history dates back to the medieval renaissance of the city, around the 12th century. Habitat, it differs little from the neighbouring districts…

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation
Cultural place

The Arles Vincent Van Gogh Foundation

Arles

Vincent van Gogh is an inescapable figure in 20th century art. To this day, his influence continues with artists and his work exerts an unprecedented magnetism on the public. It was precisely in Arles that he produced his finest masterpieces in just fifteen months. The Vincent van Gogh Arles…

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

Sya Bijoux
Craftsman / producer

Sya Bijoux

Arles

Amandine SANDERS graduated in jewellery and has been employed for 10 years. Passionate about creating since childhood, she feels the need to propose its style and its own ideas. She then created his Studio, home, and joined a boutique shared in 2018. Her fancy jewelry highlight of natural stones…

Location de vélo des Acacias
Outdoor leisure

Location de vélo des Acacias

Arles

Adult bike rentals, children, electric tandems

Accents elsewhere

Accents elsewhere

Arles

Accents d'Ailleurs, travel agent. Accents d'Ailleurs, a strong travel agent, at your service since 1999 with custom quotes, tailored solutions, phased payments and followed through from start to finish. We guarantee you fast responses and quality service at the right price.

Théâtre Antique
Cultural place

Théâtre Antique

Arles

The Roman Theatre of Arles, which preceded its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by a century, is less well preserved. Constructed at the end of the 1st century BC, it dates from the first phase of urbanisation of the Roman colony founded by Caesar in 46 BC. It was built on the L'Hauture hill…

Where to eat

Be Sushi Arles
Restaurants à emporter

Be Sushi Arles

Arles

Be Sushi offers a wide choice of fresh and quality products, prepared in the purest tradition. Be Sushi is committed to preparing quality and balanced dishes. Our fish and preparation foods are fresh. The health of our customers is important to us, which is why we prepare your dishes in an…

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop
Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

Arles

The Greenstronome is a sensory Gallery where throughout the year Jean Luc Rabanel and his team present their culinary creations. The decoration is sober and contemporary, the service is simple, accurate and attentive. The head formed a team of young and dynamic professionals who closely reflect…

Chez Cuitcuit
Restaurants à emporter

Chez Cuitcuit

Arles

Discover baked baked!Restaurant Rôtisserie, a unique concept in Arles at the heart of the historic center.

La Cachette
Restaurants à emporter

La Cachette

Arles

Comme son nom l’indique, La Cachette est un restaurant qui se découvre. Pensée et dirigée par Marjorie, propriétaire de restaurants arlésiens depuis plusieurs années et cheffe à domicile depuis 2018 sous la marque Maison Mère, La Cachette est un lieu pour le moins singulier. A…

Bistrot Populaire
Restaurants à emporter

Bistrot Populaire

Arles

Situé face aux Arènes, le Bistrot Populaire vous accueille du lundi au samedi ( déjeuner et dîner ).

Del Arte Ristorante
Restaurants à emporter

Del Arte Ristorante

Arles

Your LED RESTAURANT ARTE offers pizzas, pastas, salads, antipasti, dolce and other Italian specialties.Pizza pasta made "on site", Italian wine list, possible group reception.

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.

Autruche
Food guide restaurant

Autruche

Arles

'Neo-bistro' restaurant with a beautiful terrace in the town centre. Modern cuisine and fresh produce in this 'house' which is starting to make a name for itself.

Escaladou
Cuisine de Provence

Escaladou

Arles

Located in the heart of the city of Arles, at the crossroads of the arenas and the ancient Theatre, the escaladou welcomes you lunch from 12: 00 to 14: 00 and dinner from 19 h to 22 h. Provençal specialities are à la carte, to the delight of lovers of authentic flavours.