Arles

Overview

Introduction

Set on the banks of the Rhone River 22 mi/37 km south of Avignon, Arles, France, is where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted during the last months of his life (February 1888-May 1889). The painting of his bedroom in Arles is among his best-known works.

Arles' historical importance extends far beyond Van Gogh's residence there. The picturesque city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts beautiful architecture, a strong Provencal culture, and one of the most impressive Roman ruins and amphitheater. Arles is an engaging, walkable city where Roman ruins have been incorporated within the houses and buildings of the city.

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