A town of artists

45 minutes away from Cavaillon

Arles is the largest town of France with 75,000 hectares. Today, it is the gateway to the Camargue, home to gypsies and meeting point of the gardians, with their férias and bullfightings,taking place in the very same arena (12,000 spectators) that housed the Roman games in the 1st century!

Arles is a city that never ceased to attract artists : Van Gogh stayed there with his friend Gauguin. Picasso who liked bullfightings, dedicated 2 paintings and 57 drawings to it...

Les Rencontres d'Arles

Every summer, the International Meetings of Photography attract many visitors. This festival is to photography what Cannes is to the cinema.

It was created in 1969 by photographers and picture enthusiasts, Lucien Clergue, Jean-Maurice Rouquette, Michel Tournier and others. Every year the festival is the meeting point of photographers.

The Roman monuments of Arles are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the 16th and 17th century houses and mansions, the St Trophime cloister, the Town Hall and the shaded terraces of the Lices square.

If you like festivals, artists, Provence, you will be pleased to discover Avignon and its festival