Les Arènes Entrance
Enter Arles' Roman arena from the north side.
Église Notre Dame de la Major
Constructed in the 12th century, this church sits on one of Arles' highest points.
Delve into the delta by 4WD jeep on safari-style half-day trips, which can be combined with horseback rambles.
Café Van Gogh
The Roman place du Forum, shaded by outstretched plane trees, turns into a giant dining table at lunch and dinner during summer. It's...
Au Jardin du Calendal
The leafy courtyard garden at Le Calendal hotel, right by Les Arènes, is perfect for grabbing breakfast, lunching on gourmet salads, or...
Les Arènes information
Slaves, criminals and wild animals (including giraffes) met their dramatic demise before jubilant 20,000-strong crowds during Roman gladiatorial displays at Les Arènes, built around the early 2nd century AD. During the early medieval Arab invasions the arch-laced circular structure – 136m long, 107m wide and 21m tall – was topped with four defensive towers. By the 1820s, when the amphitheatre was returned to its original use, 212 houses and two churches had to be razed on the site.
Buy tickets for bloody bullfights, bloodless courses Camarguaises , theatre and concerts at the ticket office next to the entrance.