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Seeing Arles – with the Advantage Pass or Liberté Pass

  If you’re in Arles and looking to maximize your travel spending, consider purchasing one of the City Passes offered by the Tourist Office.  The cards cover admission to many of the city’s major museums and attractions. We’ve found that … Continue reading

Tower of Saint Trophime Church view from Cloister of Saint Trophime Arles France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Arles – Visit the Cloister of Saint Trophime

A remarkable building and beautiful example of French Medieval architecture, the Cloister of Saint Trophime is open to the public. If time permits, it’s worth a visit. Following its use as a monastery for the canons (clergy) of the adjacent … Continue reading

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Things to do in Arles – Visit the Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles

Arles is a city filled with Roman ruins, but many of the real artifacts that once decorated these sites are now on display in the Musée departmental de l’Arles antique. If you’ve visited the various Roman sites, or plan to … Continue reading

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The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get from Avignon (Centre) to Arles

The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get from Avignon (Centre) to Arles is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Avignon train station to the Arles city center: Step 1: Make your way to the Avignon … Continue reading

Sarcophagus and Tomb Monument Church of Saint Trophime Arles France © 2016 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Arles – Visit the Church of St Trophime

The Provencal Romanesque Church of Saint Trophime is one of Arles major historical sights. If time allows, this is an interesting – and free – place to visit. The current church, built on (or near) the site of an earlier 5th century … Continue reading

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The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get from Marseille to Arles

The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to get from Marseille to Arles is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to the Arles city center: Step 1: Make your … Continue reading

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Things to do in Arles – Visit Musée Réattu

One of Arles unique art museums is the Musee Réattu. Built in the 15th century, this fortified structure served as the Grand Priory of the Order of Malta (also known as the Knights Hospitaller) and, in the late 18th century, was purchased by local … Continue reading

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Things to do in Arles – Visit the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, inaugurated in 2014, celebrates the work and influence of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, who during his brief time in Arles, created many of his greatest masterpieces. Housed in a former 15th century fortified residence that … Continue reading

Apse and Arched Windows Baths of Constantine Arles France © 2015 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Arles – Visit the Baths of Constantine

  One of three Roman spas discovered in Arles, the Thermes de Constantin (Baths of Constantine) is an interesting and historic site.  Note:  though the baths are open to the public (entrance fee applies), a fair amount is also visible from the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Arles – Visit the Cryptoportico

  Arles has a number of sites remaining from its days as a Roman colony. One of these sites is the Cryptoportiques, or Cryptoportico, a subterranean arcaded gallery dating to the 1st century BC. Built as the foundation of the Roman Forum, which extended from … Continue reading