Arles, France

Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888-1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there.

Arles has important remains of Roman times, which have been listed as World Heritage Sites since 1981. They include the Roman theatre, The arena or amphitheatre, The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis), The Thermes of Constantine, The cryptoporticus, The obelisk and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill.

Things to see and do

* Roman ruins
* Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques
* Saturday market
* "Espace Van Gogh," - center for Vincent van Gogh's works
* Church of St. Trophime (Saint Trophimus)

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 758.93 km²
Population – 53,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The river port at Arles is located approximately 1km from the city centre.

Travel Links - The Gare d'Arles railway station offers connections to Avignon, Nîmes, Marseilles, Paris, Bordeaux and several regional destinations.