Arles city of art and history

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Arles is a city of art and history, its buildings and monuments were listed UNESCO world heritage sites in 1981.

Some monuments and exceptional sights : the roman amphitheatre (the arena), the ancient theatre, the Cryptoporticus, Constantin’s Roman Baths, the remains of the Roman circus, Saint-Trophime Monastery and gate, the Alyscamps. It is also marking the point of departure for the Arles Route, one of the three routes leading to Santiago de Compostella.

Main events in the arlesian life : Eastern Feria and Rice Feria (mid Septembre) , Festival of photography (in July), Peplum and Arelate festival (in August), the Nude Photography European Festival (in May), Jazz in Arles (in May), Funny Christmas (in December)

Some remarkable museums : The Departemental Museum of Ancient Arles is a must-see for all those interested in archeology, art, Roman period and daily Roman life. Contemporary Art and a sound art section are to be discovered at the Réattu Museum. Museon Arlaten is a main museum for our provencal traditions, to know all about farandole dance and arlesian suit. At the Camargue Museum you will discover our tradition about Camargue, horses and the National Park.

and famous guests : Van Gogh, Picasso