Filled with History and stories, the squares of Arles are popular meeting places for Arlésiens, during traditional festivals in particular.


The Forum Square

Place Du Forum ArlesThe Forum Square (Place du Forum) remains the most lively and popular square of the city and attracts both Arlesians and tourists. Every May 1st, it is a stop the Festival of Gardians, who come to greet the statue of Frédéric Mistral. It gathers all the aficionados during the Feria and then becomes difficult to cross. In 1888, Van Gogh made it famous by representing the outside of a cafe located on this square. .

Républic Square

Arles Place de la RépubliqueA true heart of the city, the place de la république or former Place Royale bears witness to all the eras that have marked the history of the city : monuments from antiquity to the Middle Ages, and facades where a diversity of styles from the 17th to the 19th centuries is represented.

Places Paul Doumer and Antonelle

Arles Place Paul DoumerThese squares are in the heart of the district of La Roquette, host of many small shops (butcher, fruit and vegetables, grocery, bakery,...) but also restaurants, cafes, which make it a real center of life of the oldest district of the city. They also live to the rhythm of Arlesian events, whether it is photography, music, Christmas or carnival.

Voltaire Square

Arles Place VoltaireVoltaire Square, just a stone’s throw from the bullring, underwent a makeover in 2010. The plane trees and the cafes give it an air of village square, which offers animations and concerts as soon as the summer arrives.

Saint Roch Square

Arles Place Saint RochWhere Rue Réattu crosses Rue des suisses, you will be caught in a "guinguette" atmosphere. Restaurants and boutiques (decoration, concept stores, clothing...) often organize festive events. Find out more on their Facebook page: Un quartier dans la ville

Nina Berberova Square

Arles Place Nina BerberovaNina Berberova Square has become a major cultural hotspot in the city. You willd find there the headquarters of Actes Sud (a famous French book editor) and Cinéma le Méjan.

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