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A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Coming Up in July

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ is the theme for the 49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition. ‘This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. Photography is often the best-placed medium for registering all the shocks that remind us the …

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Arles Saturday Market
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

A Visit to the Arles Saturday Market in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This market is so big you need a little map! Forgive my silly map-drawing skills… Arles Market on Saturdays The Arles Saturday market is one of the largest in Provence. Each of the 450 vendors have an average of 5-metre large stands. If you arrive …

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Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Discovering the Roman Barge and Other Treasures of Arles

The Roman History of Arles What’s 2,000 years old, 100 feet long and used to float? If you guessed a Roman barge, you win!  And you can see one now in the Arles Museum of Antiquity. Arles was once an important Roman town, a trading center with a major port. …

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Annie Liebovitz Parc des Ateliers
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Annie Liebovitz in Arles at Parc des Ateliers

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Aixcentric is a bit in ‘catch-up mode’ having spent the summer in cooler climes. But on my return, I was very keen to see the work of Annie Liebovitz in Arles (on until September 24th). Firstly to see the exhibition of the early work of …

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Musee Reattu Arles photography exhibitions
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

International Photography Exhibitions in Provence Head over to Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There are quite a few photography exhibitions  on in Provence right now….let’s head west first to the ones in Arles. The Musée Reattu, which is building a formidable collection of photography is currently exhibiting ‘Anatomie du Paysage‘, 130 natural or urban landscapes from some well-known …

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May 1st in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

May 1st in Provence: Arlésiennes et Gardians

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Le Fête des Gardians is the annual festival in Arles celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the gardians (basically the French version of cowboys that rear bulls for delicious daube provençal). There’s an enormous parade, blessings of the animals, a queen is elected and …

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Philippe at Fondation Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CulturePhilippe Goninet

2017 Van Gogh exhibition in Arles at the Fondation

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: I know spring on its way for the buds on my rose trees and the invitations to Museum opening. That was the case on last Friday when I got the chance to discover 2 new exhibitions on the same day. …Continue reading here for …

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Changes in Arles @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in Provence

Luma Foundation Changes to Arles’ Skyline

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Just having posted an image from the current Van Gogh exhibition in Arles reminded me that there are big changes afoot for the town. Van Gogh’s view of Arles; it’s hardly changed in 125 years. The Luma Foundation is building a cultural complex on the …

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Van Gogh en Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceLifestyle: Art & Culture

Van Gogh en Provence – on show in Arles

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Van Gogh was so incredibly productive that, while in Arles and in Saint-Remy, he produced some 500 works; so it’s always seemed sad that there was, until recently, only one of his paintings in Provence (in Avignon). Two more have arrived (one in Aix and …

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