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 pleausre to advise you.
6 minutes from the hotel
40 minutes from the hotel
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.
Luma Arles includes an Arts Resource Building designed with architect Frank Gehry; various industrial buildings rehabilitated with Selldorf Architects; and a public park designed with landscape architect Bas Smets.
In anticipation of its completion (the site’s main building designed with Gehry will open in 2021), Maja Hoffmann works closely with the Luma Arles Core Group (Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Beatrix Ruf) on a program of exhibitions and cross-disciplinary projects presented each year in the site’s newly rehabilitated venues of the Grande Halle, the Forges, the Mécanique Générale and the Formation.
In a public park of more than 40,000 m2 inspired by the unique landscape of the Camargue, the Crau and the Alpilles, the Arts Resource center and the rehabilitated buildings form an archipelago with different facilities: presentation and exhibition spaces, archive spaces, artists residencies, seminar rooms, library, design research laboratory, educational spaces, restaurants…
This cultural platform is turned towards the artistic, cultural, ecologic, social and economic energies of Arles and Camargue, in the Rhône delta, through constant exchange and connection with the world and its evolution.
Parc des Ateliers
45 chemin des Minimes
13200 Arles, France
Free parking on site
Opening times in 2020 :
Friday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Ornithological Park of Pont De Gau
RD 570 Place said Pont de Gau, 13460 Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
35 minutes from the hotel
20, Rue Auguste Rodin 13200 Arles |
04 90 49 69 10