Arles is a new South. Located on the outskirts of the Camargue, an hour away from Avignon TGV train station and Marseille-Provence airport, Arles is in vogue. A World Heritage Site, the town has been shining, since ancient times, thanks to its first-century Roman arenas and theater.

Arles is a creative and cultural international-scale town: be it the Picasso collection at the Réattu museum, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh and Luma Foundation, the Rencontres de la Photographie, Actes Sud publishing house, or the colorful ferias, there is always something happening in Arles. Coming soon: the longed-for opening of the Museon Arlaten, as well as the Lee Ufan and Fragonard Foundations.

Arles favors quality products from the Alpilles and the Camargue terroir. From natural wines to fruit and vegetables grown with care, and Camargue rice, Arles sits at the heart of a land of plenty where gifted young chefs and fine restaurants abound. The twenty-first-century Arles has it all.

Map indicating flight or train duration to get to Arles.

How to get there


By train

Paris-Arles: 4 hrs
Marseille-Arles: 45 min
Montpellier-Arles: 55 min
Nîmes Centre-Arles: 25 min
Nîmes TGV Pont-du-Gard-Arles: 20 min
Avignon TGV-Arles: 30 min
Lyon : 2h30

By plane

Marseille-Provence: 65 km
Montpellier Méditerranée: 75 km
Avignon: 35 km
Nîmes Garons: 25 km
Nice: 243 km
Lyon Saint-Exupéry: 296 km