Provence Sights

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Aix, Marseille, and the Central Coast 76

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Aix-en-Provence 25

Aubagne 5

Bandol 7

Cassis 4

Marseille 29

Toulon 6

The Vaucluse 60

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Apt 1

Avignon 15

Beaumes-de-Venise 1

Buoux 1

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse 3

Forcalquier 3

Gordes 6

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 2

Lacoste 2

Le Barroux 1

Lourmarin 1

Menerbes 3

Mont Ventoux 1

Orange 5

Roussillon 3

Sault 1

Vaison-la-Romaine 5

Villeneuve-lez-Avignon 3

The Alpilles, Arles, and the Camargue 48

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Abbaye de Montmajour 1

Aigues-Mortes 2

Arles 14

Fontvieille 1

Les Baux-de-Provence 4

Nimes 10

Pont du Gard 1

St-Remy-de-Provence 6

Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1

Tarascon 1

The Camargue 7

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 21

Arts/ Performance Venue 4

Bath/ Hot Spring 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 15

Cemetery 1

Educational Institution 2

Festival–Sight 2

Garden/ Arboretum 5

Geological Site 2

Government Building 2

Historic District/ Site 1

Hospital–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 5

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 3

Island 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Market/ Bazaar 3

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 2

Military Site 5

Mine 1

Mountain–Sight 2

Museum/ Gallery 48

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 3

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Neighborhood/ Street 6

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 8

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 22

Restaurant–Sight 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 3

Town/ Village 3

Trail/ Path 2

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 2

Zoo/ Aquarium 1

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Arènes

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Rivaled only by the even better-preserved version in Nîmes, the arena dominating old Arles was built in the 1st century AD to seat 21,000...

Cloître St-Trophime

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This peaceful haven, one of the loveliest cloisters in Provence, is tucked discreetly behind St-Trophime, the notable Romanesque treasure.

Cryptoportiques

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Entering through the elegant 17th-century City Hall, you can gain access to these ancient underground passages dating from 30 BC to 20...

Espace Van Gogh

  • Museum/Gallery

A strikingly resonant site, this was the hospital to which the tortured artist repaired after cutting off his earlobe. Its courtyard...

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh

  • Museum/Gallery

Van Gogh's 15-month stay in Arles represents a climax in the artist's career. Enchanted with Arles's limpid light, vibrant landscape,...

Les Alyscamps

  • Cemetery

Though the romantically melancholic Roman cemetery lies 1 km (½ mile) southeast of the Vieille Ville, it's worth the hike—certainly...

Musée Départemental Arles Antiques

  • Museum/Gallery

Though it's a hike from the center, this state-of-the-art museum is a good place to set the tone and context for your exploration of...

Musée Réattu

  • Museum/Gallery

Three rooms of this museum, housed in a Knights of Malta priory dating to the 15th century, are dedicated to local painter Jacques Réattu.

Place Lamartine

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Stand on the site of Van Gogh's residence in Arles—the now-famous Maison Jaune (Yellow House), destroyed by bombs in 1944. The artist...

Place de la République

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The slender, expressive saints of St-Trophime overlook the wide steps that attract sunners and foot-weary travelers who enjoy the modern...

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