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Land of passion and tradition, the Camargue offers magnificent discoveries from the Rodin in Arles
Town of art and history, Arles is home to many treasures that have earned it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: its old center and all its Roman monuments; the Chemin d'Arles which since the Middle Ages is one of the four routes through France and Europe to Santiago de Compostela and its natural area of global interest very popular with ornithologists, in particular.
Located on the migration route of birds from northern Europe to Africa, the Camargue is indeed a major migratory stopover. It is also home to the only nesting site in France of flamingos which earned its registration in the world network of biosphere reserves.
The town of Van Gogh is also a very dynamic cultural destination, it is the rendezvous of photography of course, with the Rencontres d'Arles since 1969 as well as music, literature and bullfighting and since 2017, the birthplace of Luma Arles. A unique place in Europe, 10 hectares of industrial scrubland converted into an art center by the Luma Foundation of Maja Hoffmann. The capital of the Camargue and Provencal culture has definately many assets to seduce you. Its location in the Rhone Delta and its proximity to the Alpilles and the Luberon make it, moreover, an ideal destination to go to meet our beautiful Provence, its markets, its towns and villages with evocative names. Les Baux-de-Provence and the magnificent light & sound shows of the Carrières de Lumières, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Fontvieille and the Alphonse Daudet mill ... are only a few kilometers away.
Whether you love nature, outdoor activities, bird watching, gastronomy, heritage, history or art, activities and discoveries abound in our immediate environment. It will be our pleasure to advise you.
THE FÉRIA DE PÂQUES AT THE ARENA
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024 - Arles
The Feria de Pâques opens the French bullfighting season, attracting 300,000 visitors and 50,000 aficionados who will attend the bullfights in the Roman arena. Programme unveiled at the start of the year
1véloc, the specialist in Arles cycling. Located at the foot of the arenas and 3 minutes walking from the Sncf station. We welcome you to our premises. We can advise you on your itineraries. We provide maps. Bicycle rental for women, men, children, tandem.
The Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles
A museum rooted in modernity, presenting the most important ancient archaeological collection in the whole of Provence in a neat and elegant way, in a resolutely contemporary building.
A MUSEUM OF SOCIETY, FOR TODAY'S PROVENCE
In addition to its exhibitions, the Museon Arlaten is also involved in a whole range of scientific and cultural activities.
With a long and rich history, the museum is developing its policies in the fields of research, preventive conservation, collection development and public outreach.
Construit fin XVème le Grand-Prieuré de l'Ordre de Malte doit sa destinée à Jacques Réattu (1760-1833), peintre arlésien et Grand Prix de Rome. Devenu musée en 1868, l'édifice conserve toute son oeuvre et sa collection personnelle,
Ouvert à la photographie dès les années 60 (4000 œuvres aujourd'hui), enrichi par des dons d'exception (Picasso, avec 57 dessins et deux peintures, Alechinsky...), très sensible à la sculpture (Germaine Richier, Toni Grand...), le musée a créé en 2008 une chambre d'écoute dédiée à l'art sonore. Véritable lieu de confluences, pratiquant la commande aux artistes et le mélange des disciplines, le musée propose expositions thématiques et accrochages renouvelés pour découvrir l'art autrement.
Vincent Van Gogh Foundation Arles
The V. van Gogh Foundation is dedicated to promoting his artistic legacy by questioning the resonance of his work in art. Placing his paintings in perspective with the work of contemporary artists will reveal a fertile dialogue.
Luma Arles is a cross-disciplinary cultural platform located at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, an old industrial wasteland undergoing major transformations. As a center of research, production and experimentation, Luma Arles is an ecosystem where artists, thinkers, scientists and civil society stakeholders work together for an expansive understanding of environmental issues, human rights, creation and education.
Parc des Ateliers
45 chemin des Minimes
13200 Arles, France
LEE UFAN FOUNDATION
At the heart of the Hotel Vernon, 1,350 m2 reveal on 3 floors the works of the minimalist painter and sculptor and also include a boutique bookshop, a restaurant and spaces for mediation and reception.
THE ORNITHOLOGICAL PARK
Ornithological Park of Pont De Gau
RD 570 Place said Pont de Gau,13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
35 minutes from the hotel
- Discover Camargue rice-growing in a dedicated educational area. You'll be welcomed by a family of passionate rice farmers.
- The Maison du Riz is an educational centre that tells the story of the evolution of rice-growing from its beginnings in the Camargue to the present day. Three areas have been created: an area dedicated to specific rice-growing equipment, an area dedicated to the rice grain and its various stages of processing, and a shop area. Passionate rice growers, the Roziere family will be delighted to welcome you.