Things to do in Arles

New to Arles? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Arles

If you're in Arles to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Arles Amphitheatre

⭐️ 4.4 (13486)

Museum of ancient Arles and Provence

⭐️ 4.6 (2967)

The Arles market

⭐️ 4.4 (2331)

L'espace Van Gogh

⭐️ 4.3 (2080)

Roman Theatre of Arles

⭐️ 4.4 (1944)

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles

⭐️ 4.0 (1776)

Abbaye de Montmajour

⭐️ 4.5 (1327)


⭐️ 4.2 (1181)

Thermes de Constantin

⭐️ 3.8 (1079)

Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church

⭐️ 4.5 (991)

Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal

⭐️ 4.4 (985)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Arles

These are curated, high quality experiences in Arles hosted by locals!

Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef

Horse Ride

Walk and discovery in a horse-drawn carriage.

Brunch to the taste of ancient Rome

Photo safari in the Camargue with a gardian


Cooking and Pastry classes

Discover Avignon around its Palace

Discover Arles through the eyes of Van Gogh

Astronomy with a telescope

End your night in some of the best bars in Arles

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Arles, curated exclusively for you.

Paddy Mullin's - Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (1715)

Price Range: $$

Grand Café Malarte - Restaurant Arles

⭐️ 4.1 (865)

Price Range: $$

Bodeguita - Restaurant & Tapas

⭐️ 4.2 (438)

Price Range: $$

Du Bar à l'Huître - Restaurant Arles

⭐️ 4.2 (320)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Arles - Café Georges

⭐️ 4.4 (316)

Le Bar à Thym

⭐️ 4 (175)

Price Range: $$

Le Colisée - Restaurant Arles

⭐️ 4.2 (127)

Price Range: $$

My Beers Arles

⭐️ 4.7 (120)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (111)

Mon Bar

⭐️ 4.1 (109)

Le Buste et l'oreille - Bar à vin et Librairie

⭐️ 4.2 (100)

Pick from the best places to stay in Arles

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Arles you've come to the right place.

L'Hôtel Particulier

#4 of 32 hotels in ...

Hôtel La Muette

#1 of 32 hotels in ...

Hôtel de l'Amphithéâtre

#2 of 32 hotels in ...

Hotel Spa Le Calendal

#3 of 32 hotels in ...

Hôtel du Musée

#5 of 32 hotels in ...

Maison Volver

#6 of 32 hotels in ...

Mas de la Chapelle

#7 of 32 hotels in ...

Hôtel Le Relais de P...

#8 of 32 hotels in ...

Hotel des Granges

#9 of 32 hotels in ...

Brit Hotel Acacias

#10 of 32 hotels in...

Check out these bookable attractions in Arles

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Arles.

Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon Admission

Palais des Papes Tickets and Digital Tour

Wine Museum Brotte with Tastings

City Walking Tour

Admission to the Museum of Romanity

Visit Provence in one day from Avignon

4x4 Camargue Natural Park Safari from Arles

Provence Picturesque Villages Tour

Best of Luberon Excursion

Roman and Medieval Architecture Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Arles?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

La Chassagnette

⭐️ 4.7 (311)

Price Range: $$$$

Lou Marques

⭐️ 3.8 (92)

Price Range: $$$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Ancient Amphitheater: The mesmerizing Roman Amphitheater of Arles is sure to drop your jaw. Built in the 1st century AD, it was used for public events, gladiator fights, and theatrical performances.
  2. Stroll Through the Ancient Streets of Arles: As you wander around Arles, you will be immediately charmed by the ancient streets surrounded by a plethora of architectural marvels such as La Place Servin, La Place Lamartine, La Place La Roattière, and La Place du Forum.
  3. Visit Camargue: Camargue is a remote area in southern France and a wildlife sanctuary, where you can explore the marshes, wetlands, and woods, as well as witness the charm of black-winged pink flamingos and white Camargue horses.

Arles is located in Southern France and enjoys plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures throughout the year making it an ideal destination for tourists. The best time to visit may be in late spring or early summer, when the weather is at its best; this is also when the city's famous Provence Festival takes place annually. Alternatively, experiencing the vibrant Roman and French culture any time between late August and October can be a great time to visit Arles, when the city boasts a medley of art, theatre and music events.

Arles is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the wonders of Southern France. To fully experience this unique city, three days is the ideal amount of time for visitors to explore. A day may be spent exploring the sights and sounds of Arles itself, another for stunning daytrip destinations and the last for savouring the iconic French cuisine.

Arles is best explored on foot for its cobblestone streets and historical buildings. Bike rental services are also available should guests prefer to cover more ground or enjoy the city's natural surroundings. Public transport is widely available, connecting Arles to its neighboring cities with buses, trains, and taxis.

Arles is a great city to explore with kids. They can explore the old Roman amphitheater and the legendary Camargue horses, or explore the galleries and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. Kids can also visit local markets and learn about traditional Provençal arts, crafts and culture. Lastly, they can stroll through the picturesque labyrinth of narrow cobbled lanes that lead to iconic sites such as the Romanesque Cathedral.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Arles. To start off we'd have to mention L' Antidote, Paddy Mullin's - Irish Pub, Mon Bar. Check out our page on the best bars in Arles.

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