I’m slowly making my way through the trip photos. Click here for all the photos from Arles.
Arles is in ancient city in Provence. We arrived here on the evening of July 12, and stayed in a neat hotel wedged between the Roman coliseum and amphitheater. Our windows overlooked the amphitheater, so we had a free front row seat of concerts on Bastille Day eve. The hotel also had a free indoor spa pool overlooking the coliseum, which was a wonderful way to end the day (no kids allowed, poor Lily). The town is less touristy than others, and kind of rough around the edges, but it had a nice feel to it. Very artsy and edgy – lots of interesting street posters and art. It was the home of Van Gogh during his most productive period (and where he cut his ear off), and the Gypsy Kings are from Arles.
We stayed here for 3 nights, and were lucky enough to be there for the huge Saturday market. I went a little nuts with the market photos.