Secrets Arles Visit Provence Await
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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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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Discover Arles Van Gogh
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMarti Schmidt

Discover Arles and Vincent Van Gogh on Tour

Discover Arles Arles is an excellent example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments dating back to the 1st century BC. These include the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries). During the 4th century, Arles experienced a …

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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
AixcentricInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography 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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Book Review Drawing Lessons
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Book Review Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands a Journey in Provence

Lunch with a girlfriend is always a treat, but the chance to visit with Patricia Sands twice during her stay in Provence was a gift. On the first occasion, we met at Cuisine de Comptoir, in Arles, a down-to-earth restaurant that serves tartines (open face sandwiches) on pain Poilâne (a …

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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
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

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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