Discover the historical heritage of Arles

The museums of Arles open their doors to you! Ancient Arles Departmental Museum, Réattu Museum or Maison du riz, Arles cultivates its difference and allows you to discover its history through its emblematic places.

Arles is also rich for its historical monuments dating from ancient times. Obelisk, theater and abbey will charm you with their striking details.

Arles being also located in the territory of the Camargue, do not miss its immersive museum between the Camargue of yesterday and today.
Historic site and monument
This district dates back to the Middle Ages and was for a long time the favourite district of mariners; the La Roquette district remains one of the ...
The Provençal Santon Conservatory, inaugurated in 2017, was created by the Santon maker Henri Vezolles. Surrounded by fellow collectors, they decided...
Historic site and monument
Sometimes called Porte de la Redoute Date: End of the first century BC Era: Antiquity Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of ...
Historic site and monument
These towers date from the 12th century.
Historic site and monument
Built in the 12th century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Saint Trophime cloister is a remarkable example of Romanesque and Provençal...
Historic site and monument
Date: 1588 Era: Renaissance Type: Fortified military architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a national Historic Monument in ...
Historic site and monument
Neighbouring and contemporary to the amphitheatre, the Ancient Theatre still has part of its seating and orchestra. It, too, is one of the 8 must-see ...
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Ruins and remains
Historic site and monument
After Rome, Arles has the largest number of Roman remains. Of the 8 monuments in Arles listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Roman amphitheatre ...
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Amphitheatre
Historic site and monument
Built on a rock and proudly silhouetted above the plain of Arles, the Benedictine abbey of Montmajour is an exceptional architectural ensemble that ...
Built at the end of the 15th century, the Grand Priory of the Order of Malta owes its destiny to Jacques Réattu (1760-1833), an Arles painter and ...
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Book shop
Historic site and monument
Interpretation Centre
In the heart of the Camargue, on the edge of the Vaccarès pond, the Méjanes estate knows how to reconcile respect for a unique, mythical place and ...
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Media library
  • themes :
    • Environment and nature
Historic site and monument
The Hauture district is the highest part of the city (25 meters above sea level), the only rocky eminence within the surrounding alluvial plain.
Between Arles and Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the middle of the Camargue, the museum is a real gateway to the discovery of this vast territory.
  • themes :
    • Local tradition
Cultural Cultural centre
Garden open and can be accessed freely during the day Former Hôtel-Dieu, also called Hôtel-Dieu-Saint-Esprit.
Historic site and monument
Formerly called Langlois bridge Period : XIXth century Type: Public architecture : civil engineering Status : Property of the Arles Tourist Office ...
  • Art collection :
    • Engineering structure
    • Bridge
Built near the remains of the Roman circus of Arles, on the banks of the Rhône, the museum offers its visitors a fascinating vision of archaeology.
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Book shop
Historic site and monument
Date: 4th century Period: Antiquity Type: Public votive architecture Status: Public domain Listed as a Historic Monument (1840), Unesco World ...
Historic site and monument
Date: 149 Era: Antiquity Type: Public leisure architecture Status: Property of the Town of Arles, listed as a Historic Monument in 1992 and a ...
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Ruins and remains
Interpretation Centre
Located between the sea and the Rhône, the Domaine de la Palissade, a site belonging to the Coastal Conservatory, is located outside the dikes, which...
  • themes :
    • Environment and nature
Historic site and monument
The Commandery of Sainte-Luce presents a set of buildings of high architectural quality. It combines the characteristics of a Provencal House from the...
Historic site and monument
Date: 1634, 1702 Period: Classical period Type: Religious architecture Status: Private property chapel classified Historical monument (1927)
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Chapel
Historic site and monument
This lighthouse is in the form of a tapered tower which stands 46.5 metres above sea-level. It is one of the highest Mediterranean lighthouses. It is ...
  • Art collection :
    • Engineering structure
    • Headlight
Historic site and monument
Date: 1887. Era: 19th century. Type: Commemorative architecture. Status: Public domain. Commissioned by: Pierre-Amédée Pichot. Contractor: Joseph ...