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Arles : virtual tour of the city

Arles is the third city in the department of Bouches du Rhône and is the largest city in France with an area of ​​77,000 hectares. The city is primarily a city of art and history.

Arles is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity for three reasons. For its old town and all its Roman and Romanesque Monuments. As a stop of the route of Santiago de Compostela (also on the route of Rome and Jerusalem - The route of Arles since the Middle Ages is one of the 4 ways traversing France and Europe to Santiago de Compostela). As a natural area of global interest (the Camargue is registered in the worldwide network of Biosphere Reserves).

Le vieux port et la mairie de Marseille
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At the gates of city opens the Rhône River delta, which is named the Camargue, one of the most beautiful natural sites in Europe, a territory where the flora and fauna, which are of exceptional richness, are protected by the Regional Nature Park of the Camargue.

North of the city lies the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, the second of the Country of Arles, consisting of agricultural land and Mediterranean forests, where more than a hundred of rare or protected species live.

Language, costumes and traditional festivals are making Arles the capital of the Provençal culture. Numerous events are marking each season and become the Rendezvous of photography, music, literature, theater and bullfighting. Arles appears as a Southern City, where life is pleasant and where local products and multiple landscapes have to be discovered throughout the year.

Arles: City of the Delta of the Rhone and capital of the Camargue

Arles est située à la séparation du Rhône et du Petit Rhône. C’est un lieu stratégique, aux portes de la Camargue, propice au développement d’une plate-forme de transport fluvial et au commerce. Depuis 1991, Arles peut accueillir des bateaux fluvio-maritimes de 3 000 tonnes. C’est le seul port du Rhône à pouvoir recevoir des bateaux de ce tonnage, à la porte de la Méditerranée. Le port d’Arles est une étape incontournable pour les bateaux de croisière de luxe remontant ou descendant le Rhône (exemple : croisière Rome/Avignon via Arles).

Arles is located at the separation of the Rhone and Small Rhone. It is a strategic gateway to the Camargue, favorable to the development of a platform for river transport and trade. Since 1991, Arles can cater for sea-river vessels of 3,000 tons. It is the only harbor in the Rhone River capable of accommodating vessels of this size, at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. The harbor of Arles is a must for luxury cruise ships ascending or descending the Rhone (e.g. cruise Rome / Avignon via Arles).

Arles is also a strategic location because it is located at the intersection of two major transportation axes of Western Europe (the road of the Rhone Valley and the road between Italy and Spain).

Le quartier du vieux port à Marseille
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