Located on the Rhome River, 35 km SW of Avignon and 89 km NW of Marseille, Arles contains a number of reminders from its Roman past, most notably the 21,000-seat arena, Les Arenes, dating from 46 B.C. Nearby, the church St. Trophime is one of the finest Romanesque monuments of Provence. In all, Arles contains 7 historical sites designated as World Heritage monuments. The town is also noted for its connection to artist Vincent Van Gogh, who spent time here in the late 19th century. Although many of the areas represented in Van Goghs paintings were destroyed during the war, there are still a few sites that pay homage to the artist.
Tourist OfficeBoulevard des Lices13200 ArlesPhone: 33 4 90 18 41 20Fax: 33 4 90 18 41