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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.6766750 (N 43° 40’ 36”)
Longitude4.6275020 (E 4° 37’ 39”)
Surface area758.93 km²
Population53575 inhabitants
Density70 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (93 km, 59 min)
Insee code13004
IntercommunalityCA d'Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette

Nearest cities & towns

Fourques3.3 km (10 min)
Fontvieille10.5 km (19 min)
Bellegarde15.5 km (17 min)
L'Albaron15.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Étienne-du-Grès16 km (21 min)
Paradou16.8 km (24 min)
Tarascon17.7 km (22 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Crau17.8 km (17 min)
Saint-Gilles18.3 km (18 min)
Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles18.9 km (24 min)
Les Baux-de-Provence19.2 km (27 min)
Beaucaire19.6 km (23 min)
Garons23 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

The Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Léautaud Donines hotel, which hosts exhibitions.

The Museum of Ancient Arles, jewel of the ancient heritage of the town, including the Roman barge, the bust of Caesar, left of the Rhone.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Every 1st May Day blessing cowboys and horses instead of Major.

The first weekend in July, big party costume in ancient theater.

Detailed information

Easter Feria
A popular bullfighting-oriented event that draws thousands of spectators each yearMarch 2017
Arles Meetings
The international photography festivalJuly / September 2017


Bullring Arles
Bullring Arles
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The bird park Pont de Gau, near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, with almost 1,200 flamingos, an unforgettable hiking trail.

The psychiatric hospital of Saint- Paul -de -Mausole near Saint- Remy where Van Gogh was interned, and where he painted many paintings.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a glass painting studio
Arts and CraftsFreeArles
Strolling in the lavender fields and discovering the hilltop villages from Arles
Nature and the great outdoors60 € Arles
Provençal excursion from Arles: discover the lavender fields and the hilltop villages
Entertainment110 € Arles
Discovering the Roman vestiges from Provence (from arles)
Culture and education60 € Arles
Visit to a bull herd
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Arles


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (33 km)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (43 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (43 km)
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (43 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2h30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals