Arles & Avignon (Provence)

Arles & Avignon (Provence), photo by Jean-Marc ROSIER
Arles & Avignon (Provence) (photo by Jean-Marc ROSIER)
 

Arles and Avignon are towns located in southwestern Provence, France.

The two towns are close enough (24 miles, or 39 km) that either can be used as travel hub for visiting the other, as well as the extensive other sites in the area, which include Roman aqueducts and theaters that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Arles is the smaller of the two, and is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Roman and Romanesque Monuments.

Avignon is a major city with more cultural features, including museums and galleries. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site for it historic center and several other landmarks including the Papal Palace and the famous Bridge of Avignon.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Margaillan

Margaillan is a holiday home with a garden, located in Arles, 2.7 km from Arles Amphitheatre. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$90

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Studio Dans Le Centre Historique

Located in Arles, this apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 500 metres from Arles Amphitheatre. The nearest airport is Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevennes Airport, 19 km from the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 6.6/10.

$64

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Une Chambre indépendante en Ville

Une Chambre indépendante en Ville offers accommodation in Arles. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and comes with a TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$43

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Apartement le Voltaire

Situated 200 metres from Arles Amphitheatre in Arles, this apartment features free WiFi. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a microwave and a fridge. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 336 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$74

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La Maison Blanche

Situated 800 metres from Arles Amphitheatre in Arles, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$139

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Casita Off

Casita Off

Situated 1.4 km from Arles Amphitheatre in Arles, this apartment features a garden with a barbecue. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. A dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster can be found in the kitchenette. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$95

$959.8
L'Olivier

L'Olivier

Situated 2.8 km from Arles Amphitheatre in Arles, this air-conditioned apartment features a garden with an outdoor pool and a sun terrace. Guests benefit from balcony. Average score from 310 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$91

$919.5
Off Arles

Off Arles

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Off Arles offers pet-friendly accommodation in Arles, 1.4 km from Arles Amphitheatre. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and has a TV. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$84

 
$849.3
Hugo

Hugo

Set in Arles, this air-conditioned holiday home features a terrace. The unit is 400 metres from Arles Amphitheatre. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered. Other facilities at Hugo include a sun terrace. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$91

$919.1
Hotel Du Forum

Hotel Du Forum

Located in the heart of the old town, Hotel du Forum offers accommodation in an elegant family house. The property features an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel features modern rooms with a simple decor. Average score from 291 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$75 - $149

 
$758.8
Superior Apartment Arles

Superior Apartment Arles

Set 800 metres from Arles Amphitheatre in Arles, this apartment features a terrace with garden views. The air-conditioned unit is fitted with a kitchen. A TV is featured. Other facilities at Superior Apartment Arles include a terrace. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$80

$808.8
Le Haras de Gimeaux

Le Haras de Gimeaux

Situated in Arles, Le Haras de Gimeaux features a garden and barbecue. Arles Amphitheatre is 5 km from the property. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation comes with a seating area. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$75

$758.3
Margaillan

Margaillan

Margaillan is a holiday home with a garden, located in Arles, 2.7 km from Arles Amphitheatre. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$90

$908.3
La Maison Du Tour Du Monde

La Maison Du Tour Du Monde

La Maison Du Tour Du Monde is a semi-detached holiday home set in Arles in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and is 900 metres from Arles Amphitheatre. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$96

$968.3
L'Embellie

L'Embellie

L'Embellie is a double with a sun terrace, located in Arles. The unit is 2.5 km from Arles Amphitheatre, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Towels and bed linen are offered at L'Embellie. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$96

$968.0
Le Mas de la Feniere

Le Mas de la Feniere

Featuring 2 swimming pools, 1 of which is heated, Le Mas de la Feniere is a hotel located at the foot of the Alpilles, within easy reach of Arles, les Baux-de-Provence and Avignon. Average score from 345 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$74 - $149

 
$747.9
Inter-Hotel Mireille

Inter-Hotel Mireille

Located in the heart of Arles, just 15 minutes' walk from Arles Amphitheatre, Inter-Hotel Mireille is a non-smoking hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free WiFi, a bar and a restaurant. Average score from 108 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$80 - $176

 
$807.8
le 17

le 17

Located in Arles, le 17 offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The unit is 600 metres from Amphitheatre (les Arenes). There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with an oven, a fridge and a washing machine. Average score from 336 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$80

$807.8
La Pauseto

La Pauseto

Situated 27 km from Avignon and 30 km from Nîmes, La Pauseto offers pet-friendly accommodation in Fontvieille. La Pauseto features views of the garden and is 7 km from Arles. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$80

$806.8
Van Gogh 2P

Van Gogh 2P

Van Gogh 2P offers accommodation in Arles. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. The nearest airport is Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevennes Airport, 14 km from Van Gogh 2P. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Manguin 2P

Manguin 2P

Manguin 2P is located in Arles, 5 km from Amphitheatre (les Arenes). There is a shared kitchen at the property. Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevennes Airport is 14 km from the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75

$75-
Camoin 4P

Camoin 4P

Camoin 4P offers accommodation in Arles. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The nearest airport is Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevennes Airport, 14 km from Camoin 4P. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$76

$76-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
The most famous historic landmark in Avignon is its bridge. Le Pont Saint-Benezet is a ruined bridge not far from the Palais des Papes. The bridge was built in the Middle Ages - before the arrival of the Papacy - perhaps partly to allow the local bishop to cross the river to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, where the church authorities had installed themselves because of Avignon's then-infamous dirt and lawlessness. The well-known song "Sur Le Pont D'Avignon" (on the bridge at Avignon) refers to the bridge.

The other famous landmark in the city is the Papal Palace. Built for popes who had fled Rome, this has been called the world's largest Gothic edifice. It was largely emptied over the centuries, and its vast stone rooms are filled with little more than old frescos, but it is still an imposing building.
Combination
Archeological Sites
There are three archeological World Heritage Sites in the region, all of them spectacular.

1. Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

2. Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange

3. Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

The easiest to access is the Centre-ville of Arles. This has the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, built in the first or second century B.C. Among Arles other Roman attractions are the Classical theater, the Cryptoporticos and a few building that incorporate gallo-roman columns, etc. You can learn all about Roman Arles at the Musée d'Arles et la Provence Antique.
Natural
Scenic Waterways
The Rhone River dominates this part of Provence, providing a scenic backdrop to already scenic villages.
Other Interests:
Combination
Vineyard Region
Boat Tours
Natural
Biking

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