Attractions & Activities in Arles

The city comes to life every week for the Saturday market. With its length of 2 km, this market is one of the largest but also one of the most beautiful markets in the Provence. Lavender, peaches, cheese, garlic and many other delicious smells tell you that you have come to the right place! Colorful fabrics, with regional designs are a delight for the eye. It is impossible to walk around and not be tempted to taste all the different cheeses and other fresh regional produce straight from the farm!

Gallo-Roman sites

Arles dates back to the 7th century BC and was a very important city. Many major Roman sites are located in the city itself and are integrated into the houses and buildings of the modern town. The Roman theater was one of the earliest freestanding theaters using radiating walls and galleries and could hold over 10,000 spectators. The twin columns of the theatre were later included in the gardens of a convent that was built on the site. The columns of the former Forum complex where integrated in the walls of the Hotel du Nord. The roman baths in Arles where probably the largest baths in the Provence, and one of the last to be built in this region. The entire city of Arles has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.


The Camargue, a nature reserve is located a few minutes South of Arles. Hike around the marshes and farmlands of this beautiful area while watching eagles and hawks soaring high above you in the blue sky. Grain fields, orchards and vineyards line up along traffic free roads, ideal for cycling, hiking and horseback riding. Salt plains cover the south-eastern corner of the Camargue and in the center you will find an enormous zoological and botanical nature reserve teaming up with wildlife.