Arles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arles in Bouches-du-Rhone

Visit Arles: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in the historic centre make Arles a very pleasant town to explore

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Arles. For detailed visitor information see the Arles travel guide

Attractions in Arles

    Arles is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence region, in the south-east of France at 73 km from Marseille, the department capital. (General information: Arles is 602 km from Paris).

    Tourist classifications for Arles include "secteur sauvegarde", "heritage site" and "town of art and history". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Arles is as a tourist destination!

    Popular places to visit nearby include Tarascon at 14 km and Beaucaire at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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    Arles, France: places to visit and attractions

    Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Arles in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


    ... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

    Map of places to visit near Arles


    Markets in and near Arles

    Market days in Arles: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday;

    Local markets

    • Arles: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
    • Fontvieille: market Monday & Friday (8km)
    • Bellegarde: market Friday (13km)
    • Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
    • Saint-Gilles: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
    • Manduel: market Wednesday (20km)
    • Aramon: market Wednesday (25km)
    • Marguerittes: market Saturday (25km)
    • Eygalieres: market Friday (27km)
    • Nimes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Monday all day & Friday (28km)

    More information about Arles, Provence

    Tourist attractions to visit near Arles, France

    Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arles and wondering what to do next!

    Grand sites of France

    Heritage sites

    Most beautiful villages in France

    (see also beautiful French villages)

    National Monuments

    • Montmajour Abbey (4km) [Map]
    • Glanum (20km) [Map]
    • Fort Saint-Andre (35km) [Map]
    • Towers and fortifications of Aigues-Mortes (38km) [Map]

    Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

    Regional Natural Parcs

    • Alpilles (15km) [Map]

    Churches and religious monuments

    • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (0km) [Map]
    • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (4km) [Map]
    • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (33km) [Map]
    • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (41km) [Map]
    • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (45km) [Map]

    Remarkable gardens

    • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (22km) [Map]
    • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (27km) [Map]
    • Jardins de la Fontaine (28km) [Map]
    • Jardin du château de Brantes (42km) [Map]
    • Jarditrain (53km) [Map]

    Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

    (see also historical French towns)

    Sites of natural beauty

    • Etang de Scamandre (23km) [Map]
    • Pointe de l'Espiguette (46km) [Map]

    Towns of Art and history

    Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

    Geography and distances

    Geographical Information

    Commune: Arles

    Canton: Arles

    Arrondissement: Arles

    Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

    Region: Provence

    Postcode: 13200

    Distance to Arles

    from Marseille (prefecture): 73 km

    from Paris: 602 km

    from Calais: 835 km

    from Nice: 212 km

    from Bordeaux: 434 km

    from Strasbourg: 596 km

    Getting here

    Arles is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Arles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

    We have 2 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Arles): Fourques and Roman Arles.

    This page in French: Visitez Arles