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  • 2 Boulevard des Lices

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd des Lices F - 13200 Arles

    The boulevard with its large and lively café terraces is particularly colourful when the market comes to town (Saturday mornings). During Arles's feria, it is here that the bulls are released.

  • 3 Collégiale Notre Dame de la Major Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Major F - 13200 Arles

    Collégiale Notre Dame de la Major is one of the key sites of the Nacioun Gardiano, the brotherhood of the Guardians. From the terrace there is a view of the tiled rooftops of Arles, Montmajour Abbey, the Alpilles, the Montagnette, and, in the distanc..

  • 4 Rue Porte-de-Laure

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte Porte-de-Laure F - 13200 Arles

    This street leading from the summer garden to the arenas is lined with restaurants. The peaceful quarter nestled between the street and the ramparts is a real haven, with many surprises in store for those exploring on foot: a gargoyle or a gemel wind..

  • 5 Rue du Sauvage

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Sauvage F - 13200 Arles

    This street is lined with old residences, some of which have been beautifully restored and are covered with flowers, such as the Hôtel des Comtes d'Arlatan de Beaumont (15C), now Hôtel Arlatan.

  • 6 Église des Prêcheurs Church

    Religious buildings

    quai du Rhône F - 13200 Arles

    Église des Prêcheurs is one of those Arles churches that has been used for rather profane purposes over the years: it used to house a mechanic's workshop! Currently closed (you can take a look through the gaps in the fence), it is awaiting restoratio..

  • 7 Quai Marx-Dormoy

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai Marx-Dormoy F - 13200 Arles

    Protected from the vagaries of the river by an elevated dike, the quay is lined with some very attractive houses. You pass by a section of the former city wall before coming to Place Nina Berberova, a hub for cultural activities in Arles: it is home ..

  • 8 Plan de la Cour Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plan de la Cour F - 13200 Arles

    This little square is lined with ancient buildings, including the Hôtel des Podestats (12C-15C) and the town hall.

  • 9 Hôtel de Ville d'Arles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plan de la Cour F - 13200 Arles

    The town hall was rebuilt in 1675 according to plans drawn up by Hardouin-Mansart, but the Arles-born architect Peytret preserved the previous building's clock tower, which was inspired by the mausoleum of the Plateau des Antiques in St Rémy. The vau..

  • 10 Place de la République

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la République F - 13200 Arles

    The square has much to admire, with the Classical façade of the town hall and the splendid portal of St Trophimus church. At the centre stands a handsome obelisk from the Roman amphitheatre.

  • 11 Espace Van Gogh

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Félix-Rey F - 13200 Arles

    Vincent van Gogh was treated in this former hospital before leaving for St-Rémy-de-Provence. Reconstructed to look as it did in Van Gogh's painting, the building now houses the town's archives, media library, school of literary translation, bookshops..

  • 12 Pont de Langlois (dit Van Gogh)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pt de Langlois F - 13200 Arles

    The weighbridge painted by Van Gogh was destroyed in 1926. This identical replica was taken down from its original position and moved here, a few metres away.

  • 13 Vincent Van Gogh Foundation-Arles

    Museums and art

    5 pl. Honoré-Clair F - 13200 Arles

    Painters (Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Botero, Olivier Debré), sculptors (César, Appel), photographers (Lucien Clergue, Doisneau), musicians (Dutilleux) and even fashion designers (Christian Lacroix) conjure up Vincent's work in the permanent collec..

  • 14 Commanderie de Ste-Luce

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Aristide-Briand F - 13200 Arles

    It's worth taking a look at the lovely courtyard of this commander's residence opposite the Réattu Museum.

  • 15 St Honorat Church

    Religious buildings

    allée des Sarcophages F - 13200 Arles

    This Église St Honorat, built in the 12C by the monks of St Victor de Marseille, guardians of the necropolis, is distinguished by its robust two-storey lantern tower, whose arch is set with bays. All that remains of the building is the choir, several..

  • 16 Place du Forum

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Forum F - 13200 Arles

    Beneath the plane trees you can see a statue of Frédéric Mistral and, just behind, the two Corinthian columns on the façade of the mythical Hotel Nord Pinus, vestiges of the façade of a 2C temple. In summer, the café terraces on the square are bustli..

  • 17 Summer garden

    Nature and gardens

    bd des Lices F - 13200 Arles

    The Summer garden is situated in the Lices boulevard, next to the ancient theatre. The Summer garden is one way of reaching the theatre. It is a green and cool place with its trees, beautiful ornamental lawns and huge flowerbeds and its small stetch ..

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