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Arles is a beautiful historic town in the South of France along the Rhone river.

It dates back to the Roman period: major vestiges witness of that period .Buildings and Monuments are listed UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Roman amphitheater (the arena), the antique theater, Constantine Roman baths, the remains of the Roman Circus, St Trophime Monastery, St Trophime gate and the Alyscamps make Arles the second city behind Rome for the number of antique monuments that still stand more than 2,000 years after they were built.

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Arles is also the point of departure of the Arles Route, one of the three main French routes leading to Santiago de Compostela.

The Arles route is also known as the Way of Arles or Via Tolosana.The Arles Route can be done by foot or by bike

Another attraction of the city is Vincent Van Gogh : the famous Dutch painter lived and painted there some of his most famous paintings.

Come on, take a stroll through the old streets of Arles ….under the sunny blue sky of Provence !

WAY OF ST JAMES ARLES ROUTE

France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

France – Provence – Cycling on the Arles Route

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Vincent van Gogh in Arles : Sunflowers – 1888 – London, the National Gallery

This is one of Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers dating from 1888. Van Gogh intended to decorate Gauguin’s room  with these paintings in the Yellow House that he had rented in Arles.

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Portal of Church of Saint Trophime

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The Arles Arena : Roman amphitheater from the first century AD

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The Arena of Arles represents a landmark of Arles, a place of history and traditions.

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Arles – This house was inhabited by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh in 1887-1888.

He painted famous paintings there.

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Vincent Van Gogh – Bedroom in Arles, 1888 ( First Version  )- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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Van Gogh’s house in Arles after the bombing of June 25, 1944.

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Notre-Dame-de-la-Major ( twelfth century )

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, January 1889-Private Collectio

         “That night they argue, Vincent threatened Gauguin with a razor, he finally sliced a portion of his left ear, the envelope  in a newspapers was given to Rachel, his favorite prostitute. “

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, Easel and Japanese Print, January 1889- Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

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WAY OF ST JAMES ARLES ROUTE

France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

France – Provence – Cycling on the Arles Route

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The door of the Cavalry built in the 13th century.

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The banks of the Rhone built after the flood of 1856.

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Arles – General view taken of Arenas

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Self-portrait dedicated to Paul Gauguin, September 1888 -Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge.

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In our secre(a)t(es) gardens, desire creates

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WAY OF ST JAMES ARLES ROUTE

France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

France – Provence – Cycling on the Arles Route

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Self-portrait, Arles, November/December 1888 – Private Collection.

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The Roman theater

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Bell Tower of St. Trophime Church  (12th century)

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WAY OF ST JAMES ARLES ROUTE

France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

France – Provence – Cycling on the Arles Route

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Self-Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat -Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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Pilgrim House and Traveler Inn, Arles .

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France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

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Vincent Van Gogh in Arles – Painter on his way to work –

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Arles is also the point of departure of the Arles Route, one of the three main French routes leading to Santiago de Compostela.

The Arles route is also known as the Way of Arles or Via Tolosana.

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WAY OF ST JAMES ARLES ROUTE

France – Way of Saint-James – Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Arles to Castres.

France – Provence – Cycling on the Arles Route

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Greetings from Arles !