Travel With Me // Arles and Roman Ruins

Travel With Me // Arles and Roman Ruins, Arles, France (B)

Our next stop was just a quick 45-minute train ride from Avignon, where we had spent that previous couple of days. Like I mentioned in my Avignon post, we were very unfamiliar with the South of France, so we picked Arles purely based on distance to our next destination (Toulouse) and recommendations of things to do. I had never heard of Arles before, but while researching destinations, I kept reading great things about its Roman ruins and its focus on one of its famous former residents, Vincent Van Gogh.

When we arrived at the Arles train station, we had about a half hour walk to our Airbnb. This was our view on our walk:

Needless to say, we weren’t bored on our walk! It went by very quickly while we soaked in the gorgeous sunset and architecture.

While Arles is less touristy than many of the places we had visited on this trip so far, the primary attractions drawing people to Arles are the Roman ruins. Arles is filled with amazing ruins and monuments, and the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of them. Because the crowds are nothing like Rome, Paris, or even Nice, we were able to nearly have the ruins to ourselves and get some great photos! I’m sure the crowds increase during the summer (we were there during winter), but they will be nothing compared to other major European cities. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel With Me // Arles and Roman Ruins
Guide Location: France » Arles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Emily Abernathy
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Roman Amphitheater
  • Roman Theatre
  • Church of St. Trophime
  • Cryptoportiques
  • Cafe Van Gogh
  • Arles Archeological Museum