Walking Tour in Arles

 

Enjoy a walking tour in Arles with a private guide and discover the charm behind this ancient city animated by terraces, museums, boutiques and a lot of historical heritage.

 

Start off by visiting its most important treasure, the Amphitheatre, in French the Arènes d'Arles, inspired by the colosseum in Rome! This Roman monument dates back from Ancient Rome (90 AD), can hold 20,000 spectators who enjoyed chariot races and bloody hand to hand battle shows. Fun fact: in the Middle Ages, a real city was built inside the ramparts of the colosseum that was not until the 18th century that it was cleared to protect its status of historical monument. Nowadays it is used for concerts the Feria d'Arles and plays.

 

Continue your walking tour in Arles at the city's ancient theatre which reveals a lot of interesting facts about its architecture. “Les Deux Veuves” (The Two Widows), two columns behind the scene a worth your admiration!

 

Learn more about Van Gogh's art and life by visiting the Van Gogh Foundation which promotes his artistic heritage and artworks from other contemporary artists. You will get to see the famous Café Terrace at Night, The Night Café, and Van Gogh’s Chair. Finally don't miss the 12th century  Saint Trophime Church and its amazing cloister.

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