Arles has a number of more unusual historic attractions and we took advantage of their good value multi-site pass. Priced at €11 per person, the Pass Liberte allowed us to visit four monuments of our choice, the Musee Reattu and a further museum of our choice. As it turned out, we only got around four monuments in our afternoon. However the tickets last for a month so I have kept them in case we choose to make a return trip next week. They have two images of Arles monuments on the backs too so I have blu-tacked them up inside Bailey in the meantime.
We began at the Alyscamps necropolis which was world-famous in the
|Roman arch at Alyscamps|
After a quick stop at the Tourist Office for a map, we paused at the Coffee
We both liked the relaxed vibe and general tattiness of Arles. There was a
Van Gogh Foundation was one we considered, but their main exhibition was of David Hockney. Having been underwhelmed by his work at Bilbao's Guggenheim a few years ago, we passed!
Lunch was a cheese and ham crepe with coffee at a cute little cafe called Le Petit Arles. It only seats about a dozen people and we were the sole customers for much of the time which gave us a chance to chat with the owner. He noted down a few other historic French sites we should make a point of visiting so, although we can now tick off Arles, our To See list has still grown.
There isn't much left of the Roman theatre. It is mostly the semi-circular
|Arles Roman theatre|
|Does this look like an edge bit to you?|
Also lacking in information, especially after the superb audioguide tour of