The region : Arles, capital of Camargue in Provence

Arles is an ancient city founded by Julius Caesar. It is a genuine architectural jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a stroll through the narrow streets, visit ancient monuments (amphitheatre, theatre, cryptoporticos, the Alyscamps, Thermal Baths of Constantine) and medieval monuments (St Trophime church and cloisters), or discover the works produced by Vincent Van Gogh during his time in our city.

If you're after a change of scenery, head for the fabulous Camargue Nature Park, close to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Salin-de-Giraud. It is home to a wide variety of species, including the greater flamingo and grey heron (340 bird species in total), as well as local bulls and horses raised in herds by traditional herdsmen.

In the other direction, just 15 km from Arles, lies the Alpilles mountain range, a fertile olive-growing region on the outskirts of Provence. Pass through the picturesque villages of Les Baux-de-Provence, Fontvieille, Maussane les Alpilles, Mouriès, St Rémy de Provence and Eygalières.

For more information about activities and events in the region, go to: www.arlestourisme.com.

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