Arles, France

Arles (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) Pop: 51, 000

There are a large number of Roman structures and ruins around Arles that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHO).

Arles Attractions

A Roman theatre

Arles Forum

Espace Van-Gogh

A Museum of Christian Art

The Museum of Pagan Art

St Trophime

Thermes de Constantin - Roman baths

Alyscamps - Roman necropolis, referred to in Dante's "Inferno"

Roman theatre - built during reign of Augustus, seated about 8,000

St Trophime church - 12th century of Romanesque features

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Espace Van-Gogh - current cultural center and former residence of Vincent Van Gogh

Fete de Gardians - May Day Festival

Museum of Christian Art - building dates from 1652 and houses early sarcophagi depicting Old and New Testament happenings

Museum of Pagan Art - woks of Roman and Greek (Hellenism) derivation

Arles Forum - old Roman market and gathering place

Musee Reattu - drawings by many 18th and 19th century artists including Picasso

Arles Arenes Amphitheatre - Roman structure, circa turn of the Millennium, estimated to hold 20,000