Classic old town Arles from Romans to Vincent Van Gogh - half day private tour
  • Classic old town Arles from Romans to Vincent Van Gogh - half day private tour

    Tour summary - classic old town Arles

    See the iconic sights of Arles - this picturesque town steeped in history dating back to a Greek settlement. Arles one of the most important cities of the Roman colony founded by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. Classical town with preserved ruins - the Amphithéâtre d'Arènes, Cloisters of Saint-Trophime, the Roman Theatre and Thermes de Constantin & Musée Réattu. Arles has a pleasant Provençal ambience, leafy public squares and slow-paced lifestyle.

    Highlights

    Wander & discover the old town of Arles Visit the Théâtre antique d’Arles coupled with a guided visit of Amphithéâtre d’Arènes. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the towns numerous squares, historic buildings and architecture of Arles. Visit the terraces and cafe that inspired Van Gogh. Experience the bustling vibe & follow the Van Gogh trail to see the scenes of some of his paintings.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Theatre Antique, South East corner of town next to Arena, 13200, Arles France

    The Roman Theatre of Arles, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, preceded its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by a century, and is less well preserved. Constructed at the end of the 1st century BC, it dates from the first phase of urbanisation of the Roman colony founded by Caesar in 46 BC. It was built on the L'Hauture hill and was part of the Roman grid system, on the decumanus (East-West road). Fortified in the Middle Ages and lost to encroaching construction work; its material was often reused for neighbouring buildings. Even the original function of the monument is unknown.

    This function was rediscovered in the late 17th century and its origin was confirmed over the following centuries thanks to a number of archaeological finds excavated from the ground, including the famous 'Venus of Arles'. It was not until the 19th century that the site was completely cleared.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Rond-Point des Arenes Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles France

    The amphitheatre is the most important monument of the former Roman colony that we should admire, some two thousand years after its construction. Its architecture is entirely designed in relation to its vocation of place to great shows, hosting a large audience. In their initial rise, the bleachers could receive approximately 21 000 viewers, streams were cleverly organized by a network of doors, galleries and stairs, on several floors.Become at the beginning of the middle ages a city close and fortified, the building was cleared only in XIX century. He himself then for part, its original function, including bullfighting, which earned him his current common appellation of "arenas".It is today the monument of the most visited city, bringing the image of Arles in the world.With a major axis of 136 meters in length and a minor axis of 107 meters, the amphitheatre of Arles is slightly larger than that of Nîmes and the 20th ranked among those of the Roman world. It has a shape of an ellipse. The façade includes two levels of sixty semicircular arches, separated by the abutments, massive rectangular section. A wider opening points out the ends of the two axes of the monument. The main entrance was not North as today, but the West where we can see the remains of a staircase overlooking the city.The cavea, space reserved for spectators, included 34 stands, divided into four series: the maeniana, where viewers were divided according to their social status. It is estimated the initial capacity of the monument to some 21,000 people.

    Duration: 45 minutes



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "Minimum Numbers - we reserve the right on some occasions, to combine more than one booking, but guarantee never more than two groups & never more than eight persons per tour."
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



    • Lugar de comienzo: Place de la République, 13200 Arles, France

    • Duración: 4 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit
    • Admission to both historic Roman sites.
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines

    No Incluye

    • Entry/Admission - Theatre Antique
    • Entry/Admission - Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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