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Arles tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arles: highlights and tourist information

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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

Arles is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous amphitheatre: Roman Arles

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 Fontvieille at 8 km and Tarascon at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Arles, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arles in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site less than one km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous amphitheatre...

See Roman Arles guide
Fontvieille

Fontvieille

at 8 km (direction north-east)

This town near Arles has a small historic centre to explore when...

See Fontvieille guide
Tarascon

Tarascon

at 14 km (direction north-east)

Tarascon is a pleasant town with a substantial castle on the Rhone...

See Tarascon guide
Chateau de Tarascon

Chateau de Tarascon

Castle at 14 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century castle on the...

See Chateau de Tarascon guide
 
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Beaucaire

Beaucaire

at 15 km (direction north-east), in the Gard department

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes...

See Beaucaire guide
Baux-de-Provence

Baux-de-Provence

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has beautiful...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide
Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to be...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide
Camargue

Camargue

at 27 km (direction south-west)

The Camargue region of marhes, with flamingoes and semi-wild horses and an...

See Camargue guide
Nimes

Nimes

at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Nimes contains some of the most complete ancient Roman monuments to be...

See Nimes guide
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

at 30 km (direction south-west)

On the edge of the Camargue region, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a very pleasant...

See Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer guide
Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

Heritage Site at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Gard department

The Pont-du-Gard is a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, an extraordinary feat...

See Pont du Gard guide
Avignon

Avignon

Heritage Site at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre make...

See Avignon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arles

 
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Markets in and near Arles

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

  • 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)

Hotels near Arles

More information about Arles, Provence

Tourist attractions near Arles, France

What to do at Arles? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arles.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Arles is in the south-east of France at 73 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Arles is 602 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fourques.

This page in French: Visiter Arles

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