Arles' ancient Roman and medieval monuments form a UNESCO world heritage site. They've been incorporated into the town, and the Roman arena and theater are still used for performances. Noted residents include Van Gogh and Gauguin.
The new Archaeological museum, built in 1995 in an area that was the remains of a Roman circus, will put everything in context.
The area overlayed by a blue layer is my favorite neighborhood. La Roquette has a laid-back family vibe and was an interesting medieval neighborhood that retains its character. Click it to learn more.
Arles Travel Toolbox
From Paris, you can take a fast TGV train from the Airport Charles de Gaulle Station or from Gare de Lyon to Avignon, then transfer to a train to Arles. See: TGV Booking Center.
Arles Tourist Office
The tourist office in Arles is found on Boulevard de Lices - BP21. Telephone: 00 33 (0)4 90 18 41 20
There is also tourist information in the train station (marked on the map)
Paper Maps Available Online
Rail Pass Information
Arles has a very nice train station near to the city center, making it an ideal place in Provence for those planning a train vacation.
Rental and Lease Cars: France offers an option to lease a brand new car with great insurance if you are staying three weeks or longer.
Getting to Arles from Paris (Or Anywhere! Just change the from value)
For finding a hotel in Arles, see the booking box below (or use the recommendations on the map by clicking the hotel links.