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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

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.

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

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 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 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!


... 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;

  • 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 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)


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

This page in French: Visiter Arles

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