Set along the famed Rue des Arenes, in the most historic part of the city, this vacation home rental in Arles is a lovingly restored gem.
One of many 17th century townhouses that line the streets, the home’s original character and period features are evident throughout, with four meter high ceilings, centuries old stonework and graceful arches.
The grand staircase greets you on the beautiful ground level entrance hall and includes a self-contained apartment with a sitting room and double bedroom that opens out to a lovely private garden.
Extending over four levels, the main floor includes a spacious living and dining room with a bank of four windows overlooking the street. The adjacent kitchen is located near the terrace overlooking the garden, perfect for convivial lunches and barbecues under the shade of the arbor.
There are three bright and cheerful double bedrooms (one en suite) on the second floor with a shared bathroom.
At the top of the building is a small sitting room with a small summer kitchen that opens onto a large south-facing terrace with panoramic views of the historic city center. A sunny and intimate space, it’s the perfect spot to take in the city while dining al fresco.
Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, climate control, laundry facilities, barbecue.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles is a treasure trove of Roman history and culture (as well as the one time residence of Van Gogh during his most productive period) with the stunning amphitheater and Roman Forum just outside your door.
Located at the crossroads of the Camargue, Alpilles and Crau regions, the city sits along the Rhone within reach of the best of southern Provence. Wander its atmospheric and historic streets to savor one of the oldest cities in France. Don’t miss the Saturday market.
Famous as an artistic cultural center, the city plays host to several important international contemporary art fairs as well as the international event for photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles. It’s also home to the recently opened Van Gogh Museum which features an annual exhibition of new paintings along with two exhibitions a year by several renown artists influenced by van Gogh.
The LUMA Foundation in association with architect Frank Gehry has recently completed it’s experimental cultural center in the Parc des Ateliers supporting and producing bold art projects.
The river delta region of the Camargue and National Park is just a short drive south and offers an amazing biodiversity of species including the famous wild horses. Both Nimes and Avignon are with a half hour drive and you can reach Aix-en-Provence in under an hour. The coastal cities of Marseille and Montpellier are just an hour away.
Arles, France. Nearest Airport: Nîmes-Arlès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (23km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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