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To Arles for Two Hours

Created by travelswithkids on November 8, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Our tight train schedules only allowed us two hours to tour Arles as part of our short stay in southern France. Two hours doesn't do justice to this ancient town, but we hit a lot of our compressed visit, including roman ruins and Van Gogh sights.

A Three Hour Stop in Arles

Created by sararevell on July 12, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
3 Stories

I am in no way suggesting that one only need spend three hours in Arles but this sadly was all the time we had. Arles has been a muse to many artists. Although it is now more popular with tour coaches it still deserves a day or two at least.

Antique Arles

Created by Liam Hetherington on July 12, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

9 Reviews

The city that attacts painters is itself a work of art.

Tracing Van Gogh's Footsteps (in Provence)

Created by wanderluster on July 17, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
2 Stories

Intoxicated by the bright Provencal sun, Van Gogh chose exaggerated colors to intensify emotional responses to the wheat fields, olive groves, cypresses and purple irises he painted. But his deteriorating mental status darkened his presence and left shadowy reminders in the places he visited and the asylum where he stayed.

The Beating Heart of Historic Arles

Created by artsnletters on April 12, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

Beloved of visitors as varied as Julius Caesar and Vincent Van Gogh, Arles wears its historic heart on its sleeve more than any other place I’ve been, incorporating its Roman and medieval past into its living, breathing present.

Two Days in Arles

Created by adamri on June 30, 2001 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
1 Story

We spent two weeks exploring France. We made stops in many cities. You can read about them my other journals. Arles was one of our favorites. During our two days in Arles we were able to see some great sights, and also relax and stroll along the Rhone River.

Arles is a Great Small Town.

Created by Collin on September 4, 2000 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

Arles was a town I had wanted to go to since before my first trip to Europe, to see the Roman Arena. Finally, I got there on my next trip to France, and found much more than I had expected.

In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

Created by Annastasia on December 3, 2004

2 Reviews
1 Story

Arles is a painter's town. Why? Because it's rich and vibrant, with lots of colour. It’s the dazzling sun, the sapphire blue skies, the dappled trunks of centuries-old plane trees, the canary-yellow shutters, and the cobalt blue doors. This is what illuminates a painter's imagination!!

Best Soupe Au Pistou In Arles

Created by JenniferM on August 6, 2004

3 Reviews

Delicious French and Moroccan food, at great prices. Owner is friendly and gentle man -- he makes you want to come back!

About in Arles

Created by davidx on June 15, 2002

4 Reviews
1 Story

We were on our way back to Avignon, Paris and home after some good walking and stopped at Arles for a night. It is a wonderful town for a short break - preferably two or three nights.

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