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Top unexpected guided tours in Arles

Arles is like jewelry preserved in a treasure chest : architectural beauties, ancient and mysterious stories. Its territory is vast: Arles is the most extensive county in France! Let’s pace together Arles, the bold and beautiful Provencal city.

 

The beauty of the Arlesians

“I’m not exaggerating ; the general shape of their features recalls the Venus of Arles,” writes the french author Stendhal, who campaigned for the return of the Venus, found in the ruins of the roman theater and taken to Versailles. These women will be highlighted in the one figure of « the Arlesian » of Leo Lelée, poster artist of Art Nouveau. We will see the house of this artist, and then move towards the Museon Arlaten, the ethnographic museum of Provence. The Venus remains the dominant canon of beauty in this town…

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Arlésian travel diary

Meeting where the Roman road started. Set, go ! With everyone’s knapsack of drawing tools in hand, with notebook, pencils, pastels, charcoal or watercolor… As you wish. Halfway between Rome and Santiago de Compostela, following your guide, you’ll discover and draw essential places such as the Church of Saint-Blaise, the Tower of the Mourgues, the Roman necropolis of the Alyscamps. Nothing less than following Gauguin’s, Van Gogh’s or Valloton’s footsteps !

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The salt road

Life source in Camargue

The itinary leads the Museon Arlaten, the ethnographic museum, guardian of legacy, towards Salin-de-Giraud. A mining town alike, it was built for the exploiting men of the salt marshes. The salt road is surrounded by these piling pyramids called “camelles”. The trip goes on, by foot, through the great Rhône environement, where a unique fauna and flora flourish, so representative of life in Camargue.

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itinerairesdarts@gmail.com  06 11 41 22 51

Paleo-Christian itinerary to Arles

Arles has a little-known history of early Christianity. From the baths of Emperor Constantine, converted to Christianity on his deathbed, we follow in the footsteps of those who introduced that religion to Provence. From the necropolis of the Alyscamps to the Cathedral of Saint-Trophime, getting through the remains of the first episcopal group on the hill of the Hauture, the visit addresses the pioneering role of Arles, seat of the first council in France in the 4th century.

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itinerairesdarts@gmail.com  06 11 41 22 51

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