Arles is a city on the Rhône River in the Provence region of southern France which inspired over 200 paintings of Van Gogh. With a unique ancient heritage, it’s a delight to marvel at the beautiful city of Arles and it’s impressive Roman ruins dating back to the 1st century B.C.
With a direct connection to the Mediterranean, both Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso explore Provence and great works of art, reaching their peak in Arles, explode on canvas. A dramatic exploration and an exuberant parade of style, colors and passion. It’s an honor to witness priceless works of art with our own eyes. Art History class in real life.
The Small List
- Hotel du Cloitre - This medieval building with grand architecture retains its historic details with high ceiling rooms, a rooftop terrace, and a design twist of contemporary and vintage chic.
L'Ouvre Boite - An open air café located at the heart of the city center, next to the Hôtel du Cloitre, where you can enjoy original tapas to share on the terrace or at the counter!
Arles Amphitheater - Once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles, built in 90 AD, this ancient two-tiered Roman amphitheater is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vincent Van Gogh attended several bullfights here and painted a crowd of spectators in the Arles arena in 1888.