Roman Theatre of Arles

Roman Theatre of Arles: Our most recommended tours and activities

Arles 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Arles 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Get to know Arles on a 2-hour walking tour of the French city. Maybe you have already heard about this place, as it is famous for its festival of photography, Rencontres d'Arles, which takes place every year in summer. But let's focus on discovering the historical center of this amazing city. Arles has important remains of Roman times, and you will start your tour by visiting the arena of Roman amphitheater, constructed in the 1st century. Then visit the Antique Theatre and the Arles Obelisk. If you would like to visit another place, simply let your guide know your wishes and your tour will be adjusted accordingly. Keep in mind that Arles is also rich in museums, like Musée de la Camargue or Musée Réaltu, which you can visit on your own. Additionally, some of the buildings and cathedrals of Arles are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and are a wonder to behold.

From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy

This full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence takes you on a discovery of Provence, visiting Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Arles. Upon arrival in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence you will have some free time to explore the village including, on a Wednesday, the open-air market, one of the most picturesque in Provence. You will also take a photo stop at the Roman monuments and at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where the painter Van Gogh was interned from 1889 to 1890. You will then explore the exceptional village of Les Baux-de-Provence. The village has kept the narrow streets from the Middle Ages, the imposing ruins of a castle, and the memory of the proud lords and troubadours. From the rocky spur you can admire the breathtaking view of the exceptional scenery. possibility to attent the light and sound show in Carrieres de Lumières (entrance ticket non included). Continuing on to Arles, you will take a walking tour following the footsteps of Van Gogh to discover the places where he created his most famous paintings dating back to 1888. Arles is also famous worldwide for its architectural heritage. The weekly market is on saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-to-see!

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux et Arles

3. From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux et Arles

Visit Saint Rémy de Provence, picturesque and relaxing Provencal town. Photo stop at the Roman monuments «LesAntiques». Possibility to visit the recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Saint-Paul de Mausole. Enjoy the weekly market on Wednesdays. Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Possibility to attend the light and sound show in Carrières de Lumières (tickets on your own). Stroll in the foot steps of Van Gogh in Arles : discover the places which inspired him in his work. The city is also famous for its architectural heritage. The weekly market is on Saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-see ! NB : On certain days, a quick drive through Aix en Provence to pick up and drop off passengers may be included.

Arles: Walking Tour with Laurianne, a Local guide

4. Arles: Walking Tour with Laurianne, a Local guide

Start your day by meeting your guide, a friendly and informative local who will acquaint you with this beautiful city and its rich history. Arles is a very cute town with a Roman heritage that is present all around. During your tour, you will see the most famous monuments that the city has to offer, like the Arenes, the Antic theater, and the river Rhône. During the day you will stop to discover the local specialties and gastronomy. Your private guide Laurianne, has lived in Arles for 4-years and is eager to show you why she loves it! She will bring you to her favorite places where you'll get to discover the local life. She will also acquaint you with the main sites where the painter Van Gogh worked. Your guide will also explain to you the peculiarities of the local tradition like the famous "Féria".

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What people are saying about Roman Theatre of Arles

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 41 reviews

We knew very little about the area before this trip but enjoyed the group and the tour very much. The guide, Caroline(?) was very informative and was trying to make our experience as pleasant as possible. The only backdrop is that the more I learn about the area, the longer I wanted to stay.

Excellent guide Aurelio. Very knowledgeable about the history of the city. From Julius Caesar to Van Gogh. Very thankful.

A very good tour

Lots of free time which I loved. Very professional guide, excellent driver. 3 great destinations.

Fantastic guide- learned a lot

Aurelion was a great guide- gave us great background to Arles, lots of history. Very enjoyable.

Florence was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We adored this tour and highly recommend it