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What’s on at Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles

Until the end of October, Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles presents an exhibition bringing together new works by the American artist Laura Owens with seven paintings by Van Gogh, most made in and around Arles. Van Gogh hardly needs an introduction but here’s what the gallery writes about Laura Owens: …

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Arles: Art, Photos, Shopping and More Reasons to Visit

Considered the gateway city to the Camargue, Arles has it all – history, shopping, gourmet food and enough grit to capture your interest. Here are some of the top reasons to visit Arles: Artsy Arles Frank Gehry designed Luma Arles, opened in June 2021, a project commissioned by local philanthropist …

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Arles Welcomes French Fashion Brand Margareth & Moi

Arles is THE place to be this summer for culture, photography, and now high-end fashion brand Margareth & Moi newest boutique at 5, rue des Arènes. It’s hard to know where to start in Arles, but these should all be on your must-see list. The Frank Gehry designed LUMA tower …

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Muséon Arlaten Finally Reopens in Arles it’s a Must-See

Arles Worth the Wait Eleven years.  That’s how long the Muséon Arlaten has been closed for renovation, but with the input of a leading architectural agency and the fabulous Arlesien designer Christian Lacroix, it certainly has style – see the staircase. Founded by the poet Frédéric Mistral in 1896, it …

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Marius Where to Shop in Arles for Artisan Creators

Like a multi-layered quilt, the city of Arles is coated with 2000+ years of history. Sitting on the western bank of the Rhône, Arles is considered the gateway to the Camargue. The city strikes a balance between old and new. Visit the time-worn Roman monuments or the gleaming Luma Arles …

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Discovering Arles the Museums and Roman Sites

I discovered some interesting information online about a dig that has been progressing on the opposite bank of the Rhône River (from Arles), at Trinquetaille. Underneath an 18th-century glassworks, now a ‘monument historique,’ they have uncovered a group of Roman houses, many with mosaic floors.  The fresco in the illustration …

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Villa Benkemoun Swirling 70s Architecture in Arles

Just four kilometres from the center of Arles sits the Villa Benkemoun, a magnificent estate designed by a disciple of the famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Visiting it is like stepping back in time. The villa was the brainchild of Simone and Pierre Benkemoun, a couple that moved from Algeria …

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Plan Your Visit to LUMA Arles Arts Centre

Long-time Aixcentric followers will have read about the development of the old SNCF railway sheds and shunting yards into LUMA Arles, a stylish arts centre, funded by Swiss industrialist and art-lover Maja Hoffman. Hopefully, the photo gives you an idea of the scale of the ‘Parc des Ateliers’ site: the …

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Why Arles is a Must-See City in Provence

Roman Arles On a busy summer day, visitors crowd the streets, restaurants and cafés of Arles wanting to see this “A-list” city and its Roman traces. During the Roman Era, Arles was an important trading center with an important river port. Barges with cargo from all over the Empire travelled …

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The Secrets of Arles My Unforgettable Visit to Provence

The road through France to discover Arles. by Mahima Kaur Arriving in Arles A transport strike, a few cancelled trains and an urgent Uber ride from Avignon to Arles was not the kind of Provencal welcome I had imagined. The long journey and a growling stomach are quickly forgotten when …

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