Arles is a French city facing onto the Rhône and it is one of the best cities where you can start a tour of Camargue. In Arles you can find ancient monuments dated back to the Roman Age such as the amphitheatre, where in the past the gladiators had their fights, and the old theatre, used now as summer arena for open-air cinema. Have a walk along the Alyscamps, a long promenade that leads to a church and surrounded by cypresses. This kind of landscape inspired Van Gogh in many of his paintings. The artist chose Arles as his home for a long time. It was in this city that the Dutch artist painted some of his most famous works, such as the sunflowers, the Potato Eaters, Starry Night and many more. Don’t miss the underground quadrilateral called Cryptoporch, rising under the Cathedral square and build in order to support the Roman court and that was used as a granary.
Besides the endless architectural works, Arles offers many restaurants and bistrots where you can taste the typical dishes, such as the famous fish soup.