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The Mireille House

A traditional Arles home
Maison de Mireille - Maison typiquement Arlésienne
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The town "Arles"


Ville d'Arles

Blason de la ville d'ArlesIn the heart of Provence: Arles, Roman capital in the antiquity, the big religious center in the Middle Ages, the symbol of the past glorious sound two of the most beautiful Gallo-Roman antiquities, the arenae and the ancient theater and two jewels of the Romanesque art, the portal and the convent of St-Trophime. But you will also discover the church St-trophine of the 11th and 12th century, the museum of heathen art, the museum of Christian art, the Arlaten museum, the Réattu museum, the Constantin palace, the Alyscamps (ancient graves), the path of sarcophaguses, church St-Honorat 12 th century, ramparts, Our Lady of Chief warrant officer (Romanic church), bridge of Van Gogh.

Location Maison de Mireille
Lavande de provence

Arles it is also the Camargue, its festival has the robust reputation of quality and Provençal originality, with folk demonstrations, concerts, lyric spectacles, dance, theater, tauromachiques days, féria, celebrate herdsmen, concerts flamencos gypsies, etc. … Arles it is also a capital of the image with the international matches of the photography based by the inhabitant of Arles Lucien Clergue… Arles it is also Vincent van Gogh who settled down February 21st, 1888 there and when we can follow his steps in the city. Arles it is also a halo of poetry and music with Mireille and the Inhabitant of Arles under the inspiration of Mistral, Daudet, Gounod, and Bizet.

Espace Van Gogh
Ville d'Arles

Provence in general, and especially Arles, are famous for their traditional handicrafts, such as Christmas figures, wrought iron artistry, earthenware potters, leatherworkers, soap makers. There is also a traditional culture of ranches and bull-raising.

For hundreds of years, poets and novelists have sung the praises the mild climate of Provence, which is blessed with an extraordinary abundance of sunshine. To discover Provence is to bathe the eyes in an ambient luminosity that enhances the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and quaint villages.

Arènes de la ville d'Arles
Arènes de la ville d'Arles

Arles is the ideal jumping-off point for full or half-day excursions of discovery to the main attractions and charming towns of Provence, such as Saintes Maries de la Mer and the Camargue, St-Rémy of Provence with the Leases in Provence, Alpilles, Fontvieille and Daudet’s Mill, Beaucaire, Tarascon, Nimes, with its amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée the Port d’Arles, Cevennes, home of the Camisards, Avignon and the Papal Palace, the Mountain Ventoux, Lubéron, Bonnieux, Aix in Provence, Marseille and so much more.

Visitors to Arles will find a quaint Provencal town with a cheerful, serene and welcoming atmosphere in its maze of ancient streets and alleys, a feast to the eye, and an invitation to relax and enjoy the delicious local foods and wines, and leisurely shopping in the many top quality shops, such as that owned by local resident Christian Lacroix.

Arènes de la ville d'Arles