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Arles (Photo:goory/Shutterstock)

About Arles

Arles is one of the southernmost ports on France's Rhone River, not far the Mediterranean Sea. The city is massive, but the Old Town area feels like its own little village and is quite walkable.

Once inside the heart of the city, it's easy (and we encourage you) to get lost in the plethora of winding cobblestone alleyways. You might even get a sense of deja vu. A number of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings feature scenes from Arles -- most notably, the Cafe Van Gogh from "Cafe Terrace at Night," which is nestled in a lively square among shops and other eateries.

Perhaps the city's most well-known feature, however, is its collection of some of the earliest Roman monuments. The arena, theater and cryptoporticus all date back to the 1st century BC The arena is still in use today.

The city is approximately a five-minute walk from the pier. On days when Arles' pier is overcrowded, riverboats dock at the nearby village of Tarascon and take a 20-minute shuttle ride to the city.

A number of river lines use Arles as either an embarkation or disembarkation point for their cruises, as the city is also within close proximity to Marseille (the nearest, major international airport).

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Viking Aegir
Viking Aegir

14 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Sep 7, 2022
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Viking Buri
Viking Buri

7 Night
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Delling
Viking Delling

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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Buri

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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Mar 26, 2023
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Oct 5, 2022
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Aug 16, 2022
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Apr 25, 2023
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Oct 25, 2022
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jul 4, 2023
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Mar 15, 2022
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Apr 12, 2022
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Leaving:Burgundy
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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Leaving:Burgundy
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Jul 27, 2023
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Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Aug 30, 2022
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Leaving:Berlin
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 28, 2022
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Leaving:Cruising
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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Leaving:Lyon
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 19, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:Moscow
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jul 1, 2022
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7 Night
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Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Apr 23, 2023
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Why go to Arles?

Pros:

Scenes from Vincent van Gogh paintings, such as "Cafe Terrace at Night," can be spotted throughout town

Cons:

Shops selling authentic, locally made products are hard to find

Bottom Line:

The city of Arles is massive, but the walkable Old Town area feels like its own little village

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Euros are the main currency. ATMs are scarce in Arles' Old Town. If you need to take out cash, stop by one of the ATMs in Place Lamartine, a square situated right outside the Old Town entrance.

Language?

French is the official language.


Arles Cruise Reviews
Experience the celebrated city of Arles (pronounced “Arl”), where remarkable Roman ruins, vibrant colors and a striking quality of light have inspired artists. Ann our guide for the 10-person EASY walking group strugRead More
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kenjwinter
I took the Uniworld excursion bus into Arles but upon arrival decided to set off on my own. I visited the usual tourist sites: the Arles Ampitheatre (Roman Arena) and the busy Place de la Republique. It was a market Read More
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verydisgruntled
The walking tour was OK. But the various groups got held up at the amphitheater by inadequate toilet facilities. We looked through the bars at the theater, then passed city hall. Even the leisure tour got to be a Read More
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nedtraveler
One of the highlights of the trip, Arles is a must-see excursion.Read More
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