Sightseeing Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Arles

Arena of Arles

Arles

Check Point
・Ruins such as ancient Roman arenas

・Places that served as models for Van Gogh’s works are dotted around the city.

・Events held in summer

【City description】

This city is located on the banks of the Rhone river and there are many romaine ruins in the city. Constantinus stayed in the city in the 4th century and named it the small Rome of Gaul. In addition, Van Gogh painted many pictures in this city. There are many summer events like parade and international photo festival.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h

【Budget】

 20 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Arles Station

★Go to Paulin Talabot Avenue in front of the station. It takes 5 minutes.

②Yellow House

★Enter the city between ramparts and go straight on Cavalerie St. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

③Arena of Arles

★Go to Porte de Laure St beside the arena. Then, turn right immediately. It takes 5 minutes.

④Ancient Theatre of Arles

★Continue to walk on Calade St and turn left to go to République Square. It takes 5 minutes.

⑤Saint-Trophime Church

★Go to République St and turn left to go to Président Wilson St. It takes 5 minutes.

⑥Van Gogh Space

★Go back to République St and go straight by the end. Then, turn right and walk along the river. Turn right to go to Grand Prieuré St. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

⑦Thermae of Constantinus

★Continue to walk on the street.

⑧Réattu Museum

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at the end to go to Marius Jouveau St. When you arrive at the rampart, turn right. As you came back to the entrance of the city, return to the station with the same route. It takes 15 minutes.

【Goal】
Arles Station


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【Start】

①Arles Station

Gare d’Arles

★Go to Paulin Talabot Avenue in front of the station. It takes 5 minutes.


②Yellow House

La Maison jaune

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is the house in the corner of the square that served as a motif for Van Gogh’s work. The house was destroyed during World War II, so the actual scenery may differ from the picture.

★Enter the city between ramparts and go straight on Cavalerie St. It takes 15 minutes by walk.


③Arena of Arles

Arena of Arles

Arènes d’Arles

Time required: 40 min

Admission fee: 9 euros (included ④)

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm
(10 am – 4 h 30 pm between November and February)

Close: national holidays

This arena was built during the Roman era in 1975, and the ancient Roman ruins in Arles, including this arena, are registered as a World Heritage Site. It consists of 60 arches and can accommodate up to 20,000 spectators, and is still used for events. You can take in the whole thing by looking down from the top.


★Go to Porte de Laure St beside the arena. Then, turn right immediately. It takes 5 minutes.


④Ancient Theatre of Arles

Ancient Theatre of Arles

Théâtre antique d’Arles

Time required: 20 min

Admission fee: 9 euros (included ③)

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm
(10 am – 4 h 30 pm between November and February)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

This theater was built in the Roman era. The stage, which was once covered by a building, now only has pillars and some walls left, but it is still used for concerts and other events.


★Continue to walk on Calade St and turn left to go to République Square. It takes 5 minutes.


⑤Saint-Trophime Church

Saint-Trophime Church

Église Saint-Trophime

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: No

This is a Romanesque church located on the town hall square. It is sandwiched between buildings on both sides and looks narrow. The walls inside are decorated with tapestries. You can also enter the cloister for a fee (3.50 euros for adults, 2.60 euros for students).


★Go to République St and turn left to go to Président Wilson St. It takes 5 minutes.


⑥Van Gogh Space

Van Gogh Space

L’espace Van Gogh

Time required: 10 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

The hospital where Van Gogh was once hospitalized is now used as a cultural center. The courtyard here served as a motif for Van Gogh’s works.


★Go back to République St and go straight by the end. Then, turn right and walk along the river. Turn right to go to Grand Prieuré St. It takes 15 minutes by walk.


⑦Thermae of Constantinus

Thermes de Constantin

Time required: 30 min

Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm
(10 h 30 am – 4 h 30 pm between November and February)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

It was built in the 4th century as a Roman bathhouse. You can actually walk inside the bathhouse.


★Continue to walk on the street.


⑧Réattu Museum

Musée Réattu

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 8 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm
(until 5 pm from November to February)

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

This museum was built on the site of the mansion of the Knights of Malta. Many of Picasso’s works are on display. In addition, we mainly stock works from the 18th century and contemporary art.


★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at the end to go to Marius Jouveau St. When you arrive at the rampart, turn right. As you came back to the entrance of the city, return to the station with the same route. It takes 15 minutes.



【Goal】

Arles Station



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