Arles dates back more than 2,500 years and has a great many monuments from the Roman era: theatre, Colosseum, and circus are only some of the most obvious examples. It is one of the most dynamic towns in the South of France, which you will be able to see for yourself on this sightseeing day out. Make the most of your language stay to learn more about the geography, history and especially the culture of the region. There is an infinite choice of cultural places to visit in the region, and you can count on our EasyFrench language school to offer you the best ones!
The presence of the River Rhone, has always contributed to its expansion. Trade route and pilgrimage path, the Rhône has kept a trace of all the empires that have come and gone, and many artefacts have since been found in its bed. The oldest version of Julius Caesar’s bust was found underwater and is now in the most beautiful archaeological museum in the town, made bigger in 2012.
Many artists have lived in Arles: Gauguin, Picasso, or even Van Gogh; a very nice Museum is dedicated to Van Gogh. This Painter was seduced by the light in the South of France and produced many masterpieces here as a result. The close link to culture is still present today because Arles is host to many prestigious photographic festivals, “les Rencontres Photographiques”, an event created in 1970 and which has an international reputation.
Historical, artistic and festive town which is well worth a visit. It is located at a strategic point, between Camargue and Provence, which means it is full of exceptional sites, whether it be in terms of nature reserves or buildings. Don’t miss out on this extremely popular cultural visit organized by our French language school. Your language immersion will give you the chance to practise your French and have a nice relaxed time with the Teachers and students at EasyFrench.
Arles is home to many publishing companies and has just launched a literature festival. It should also be noted that the city is at the forefront of French architecture alternating between the harmony of ancestral mansions and modern buildings, such as the Tower of Franck Gherry, architect known for his originality. The city is also popular for its festive side. In fact, every year in April and then in September, it hosts the famous ferias (bull fights), traditional parties in which all residents participate.
During your language stay in the South of France, visit the charming and picturesque town of Arles,
classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1981. You will be able to laze around in the little pedestrian alleyways whilst also practising your French and making new friends. Learning French in France has never been so much fun.