The river Rhône

Saintes Maries de la Mer, Port Saint Louis du Rhône, Tarascon, Arles - Landscape

The Rhone and its delta have not only given their name to the department, but this peaceful and majestic river also forms the backbone of the Bouches-du-Rhone. From Avignon to the Camargue beaches, the river passes through the most authentic Provençal landscapes. Famous for a long time for the rapidity of its current and the fury of its floods, the Rhone was only really developed from the 19th century, with diking and the creation of locks and canals.
Along its banks stand Avignon, Tarascon, Beaucaire and Arles, where the river splits into two branches - the Grand and the Petit Rhone - between which lies the Camargue. These two branches of the river are navigable and offer tourists access to the most unique discoveries of the Camargue.

Information provided by Provence Tourisme

  • Surrounding cities

    Arles
    Port Saint Louis du Rhône
    Saintes Maries de la Mer
    Tarascon

Nearby

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  2. Château Cornillon

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  3. To the Bibion

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  4. L ' Arlésienne

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Where to stay

Jules César
Hotel

Jules César

Arles

The Hotel Jules César Arles, a stunning secret location. Located in the city centre of Arles and entirely renovated and decorated early 2014 by Christian Lacroix.Once the Jules César 17th-century Carmelite Convent offers true comfort 5 stars.

Galerie Huit
B&B

Galerie Huit

Arles

Les chambres à la Galerie Huit sont situés dans un remarquable hôtel particulier du XVIIe siècle, en plein coeur du centre historique d'Arles. Au rez de chaussée, la demeure s'organise entre galerie d'art et espaces plus intimes, à l'image de de la paisible cour intérieure ou encore de la…

Le Coin Tranquille
Holiday rental

Le Coin Tranquille

Arles

The House is located south and wooded, it is sans vis à vis in a quiet location and the parking is private.The House has been completely renovated in 2013 and includes two bedrooms with a double bed in one and a double bed and a single bed in the second. It is comfortable and light, full foot…

Le Mejean
Holiday rental

Le Mejean

Arles

Accommodation Saint Césaire st located in the historic city center, "Rocket" very quiet and very popular with all the comforts for stay, everything is nearby: shops, restaurants, exhibitions, museums..., you can do everything on foot.In a typical House of Arles, on the 1st floor of the duplex,…

Mas du Petit Paradis
B&B

Mas du Petit Paradis

Arles

Isabelle et Michel vous accueillent au Mas du Petit Paradis. Profitez du parc et de la piscine pendant votre séjour. Un petit déjeuner bio vous sera servi! La maison est située à quelques minutes du centre historique d'Arles classée au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, des centres commerciaux…

Chez Sylvie
B&B

Chez Sylvie

Arles

Chambre indépendant avec un couchage en mezzanine et un clic clac en rez de chaussée. Grande salle de bain avec toilettes. Accès au jardin indépendant. Parking dans la cour. Calme assuré. Situé entre les Alpilles et le centre d'Arles. Possibilité de prêt de vélos.

Rocket Dungeon
B&B

Rocket Dungeon

Arles

Nice room with double bed and bathroom and private toilet located in the District of rocket... A very old Arles traditional house with a beautiful spiral stone staircase.Possibility to use the kitchen.

Mas de la Galégière
B&B

Mas de la Galégière

Arles

1 and 3 rooms are double rooms with 50 m² roof terrace on the 1st floor. They include a large room with bed in 180, tv, wifi, air conditioning, bathroom with shower and WC separated.Room 2, suite for 4 people, located on the 1st floor and on 3 levels: R + 1 two beds 80, R + 2 dressing room +…

Le Saint Simon
Holiday rental

Le Saint Simon

Arles

Village house late 19th early 20th located in the city centre of Arles sound location allows you to make all the exhibitions and museums without using your vehicle. (5 minutes at feet of the Luma Foundation and the home of photography, 15 minutes walk to arenas and downtown).At the intersection…

Things to do

The Major coffee
Fashion / shopping

The Major coffee

Arles

Coffees from the Major adventure lasts since 1935, year of creation of favorable business. Already installed in the historic district of the hauture, two steps from the Church of the Major, the Amphitheatre and the Roman Theatre, the small business provides homes and Arles coffee a product of…

Actes Sud Cinemas
Cultural place

Actes Sud Cinemas

Arles

Actes Sud Cinemas (formerly 'Le Méjan Cinema') has been renovated and taken over new spaces in order to welcome the public and organise meetings with film teams. It now has three arthouse screens. The programme has strong links with the editorial policy of Actes Sud and promotes 'auteur cinema'…

Mélani Frères
Craftsman

Mélani Frères

Arles

A few minutes from Arles is a remarkable studio which produces 18th and 19th century Provençal-style furniture. Olivier Mélani is a passionate cabinet-maker skilled at working with walnut, beech and even lime. Everything here is reminiscent of our region, from the aroma of the processed wood to…

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 business of Art
Craftsman

The business of Art

Arles

Le Métier d'Art is a hand-loom weaving studio. In a warm, colourful atmosphere, discover a range of original creations based around weaving, including boleros, Spencer jackets, coats, hats and a collection of contemporary clothes and accessories inspired by the colours of the South. Woven in…

L' épicerie du Baravin
Fashion / shopping

L' épicerie du Baravin

Arles

Si le Baràvin connu pour sa table, anime avec ses DJ, planche de charcuterie et bons vins les soirées branchées arlésiennes, l’épicerie du même nom permet d’y retrouver pour chez soi, les excellents produits proposés à la carte. Dans cette boutique où tout est beau (et pas seulement…

Colors of Arles - The shirts of the gardian
Craftsman

Colors of Arles - The shirts of the gardian

Arles

This small family business has made a specialty of Gardian clothing, these guardians of Camargue manade: how Indian shirt, black velvet jackets, trousers in "Mole skin" adorned on the side with a thin black lace skirts covered... Models, the colors of Camargue and Provence, are entirely…

Atôme Boutik
Fashion / shopping

Atôme Boutik

Arles

At the corner of the streets of Arles centre, come and discover this colourful and very nice decoration shop that combines successfully the very modern and Provençal. There are contemporary objects (vases, mirrors, cicadas, candles...) and memories more local color (bulls Wicker hanging on the…

Actes Sud
Fashion / 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

Hostellerie of the Source
Table 13

Hostellerie of the Source

Arles

Located a few minutes from the centre of Arles, a natural spring ("Source") has been happily bubbling away here since the 19th century in the tree-filled garden, bordering a swimming pool. This Mediterranean oasis, lined with weeping willows and oleander, offers feminine retakes on Provencal and…

Galoubet
Food guide restaurant

Galoubet

Arles

Bistro cuisine around the fireplace in winter and under the arbour when the weather is warm (foie gras, artichoke hearts, veal liver, catfish, roast pineapple, poached pears, etc.).

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop
Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

Arles

Every gourmet knows his name: Jean-Luc Rabanel is one of the stars of French gastronomy and a major personality, who has been tending to his kitchen garden for over 30 years. A master of vegetables, spokesman for organic produce and pioneer of the "locavore" local food trend, this chef transcends…

Best Western Hôtel Atrium
Cuisine de Provence

Best Western Hôtel Atrium

Arles

Discover the BEST WESTERN hotel Atrium restaurant in Arles: taste totally reinvented Provencal cuisine, which offers Mediterranean accents and sunny plates. The pastry chef, meanwhile will delight the most gourmet palate...And to taste our dishes as it should, you will have the choice between our…

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal
Cuisine de Provence

Garden Cafe - counter Calendal

Arles

The Garden Cafe is a counter of the Calendal offering on the spot or to take light meals: bio bread sandwiches, small dishes simmered in chinaramaiah, soups, salads, while freshness, sweets, selection of teas weddings brothers, capuccino, beers etc...Pause gourmande in the salons of le Calendal…

Saint Pierre
Food guide restaurant

Saint Pierre

Arles

Helena in the kitchen prepares traditional local cuisine, among other specialities such as bouillabaisse, the bourride lotte, aioli and prepared meals of grand mother, restaurant Saint Pierre is located in the city centre of Arles in the District of Trinquetaille, only the Rhone bridge isolates…

Next to the bistro
Food guide restaurant

Next to the bistro

Arles

This is Jean-Luc Rabanel's second star-rated establishment, serving friendlier-priced and more family-style food. The gourmet dishes are crafted with the expertise of one of France's greatest contemporary cooks. Traditional salt cod and stewed chicken take on a whole new lease of life here. The…

Gueule du Loup
Food guide restaurant

Gueule du Loup

Arles

There are no bobbins to pull here and no latches to go up. This little house built in 1780 offers no danger to Little Red Riding Hoods all they have to do is choose between the two dining rooms, one facing the ground floor kitchen and the other with exposed stone walls on the first floor. There's…

Le Réfectoire
Table 13

Le Réfectoire

Arles

With classroom chairs and shared tables, the décor is, naturally, reminiscent of childhood canteens. The rest is more state-of-the-art: the reasonably-priced menu is the work of a Michelin-starred chef (Armand Arnal, of La Chassagnette), in a converted industrial building (the former SNCF…

Inspirations

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

The history of cinema in Provence dates back many years. And similarly to the region's artistic hall of fame, it was inspired by light...

As you may know, the very first moving picture was screened by the Lumière brothers ('Lumière' meaning 'light') on September 21st, 1895 in La Ciotat.

The rap in Marseille part 1

The rap in Marseille part 1

With the successive acclaim of bands such as IAM, La Fonky Family, Psy 4 de la Rime and Jul, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals - the movement has been hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab. But how did rap culture become rooted in Marseille?

The Thirteen Desserts

The Thirteen Desserts

Celebrating Christmas in Provence with the Thirteen Desserts...

The 'OM'

The 'OM'

Lifestyle

The 'OM' is more than just a symbol, it's a way of life!