Arles and the Camargue

60 kms from Aix-en-Provence, Arles is a town which captivates you with its Provencal traditions and its rich ancient heritage. The Museum of Ancient Arles, the Roman amphitheatres, the cathedral and the Saint Trophime cloister, the Museon Arlaten and the Van Gogh Foundation are well worth a visit…

The Camargue starts at the gates of Arles. Over a landscape of marshland and salt marshes, the wall belfry of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer (famous for their gypsy pilgrimage), and the fortified walls of the city of Aigues Mortes can be seen for miles. Here, Nature has made a patchwork of lakes and salt flats where dark-coated bulls and white horses reign supreme, while pink flamingos fly overhead. Trails and pathways crisscross the Regional Nature Reserve.

Excursions from Aix-en-Provence