Top Historical Places in Arles

Are you looking to explore the history of Arles through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Arles including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Arles. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Arles ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Arles, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Arles for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Arles with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Amphitheatre D'arles

    4.3 (377 Votes)
    Amphitheatre D'arles

    Entertainment, Performance, Amphitheater

    When it was built in 90AD, while Arles was a thriving Roman city, the awe-inspiring Amphitheatre d'Arles also known as the Arènes d’Arles was a place for entertainment which included chariot races, bloody hand-to-hand battles, gladiator fights and animal hunts which took place here until the end of 5th century. Today, it remains one of the earliest Roman Monuments and spreads acros...Read more
  2. Les Alyscamps


    A short distance from Arles, lies the Alyscamps and its ancient cemetery. Quiet and lovely, the Alyscamps projects the intricacies of Roman architecture in its tombs. The Alyscamps remained the main burial ground for the people of Arles for about 1500 years and continued to be even after the city was Christianised in the 4th century.  St. Trophimus, possibly the first bishop of Arles, was ...Read more
  3. Eglise And Cloitre St-trophime

    Religious Site, Outdoors, Architecture , Cathedral

    A cathedral dating back to 11th century, Eglise St-Trophime is a masterpiece by the Romans at the great exhibition called the world. The St. Trophime , in all its wonderful details and elegance, was built on the site of an 8th century church dedicated to St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Magnificent, astonishing, brilliant are just a few words that will cross your mind on seeing the Egli...Read more
  4. Abbey Of Montmajour

    4.5 (364 Votes)
    Abbey Of Montmajour

    Historical Site, Architecture

    Built between the 10th and the 18th centuries, the Abbey of St. Peter in Montmajour is a Benedictine Monastery, originally constructed on an island 5 kilometres to the north of Arles. The well preserved architecture exudes of ancient charm and allure. The abbey also happens to be an inspiration for the many artworks of the great artist Vincent Van Gogh.  The Abbey of Montmajour consists of...Read more
  5. Moulin De Daudet

    Museum, Historical Site

    Standing idle in a barren land, the sight of Moulin de Daudet sets free the poet within. The windmill has a history dating back to the 1814. It was functional for about a century before it lost its purpose by 1915. 20 years post that, the association named ‘Alphonse Daudet’s Friends’ decided to restore it and establish a museum dedicated to the famous writer. Not much remains ...Read more
  6. Baths Of Constantin

    3.9 (144 Votes)
    Baths Of Constantin

    Monument, Architecture

    Not much remains to be seen at this monument which is said to have existed since the 4th century. Then, the Baths of Constantin was a private place for the royalty to visit. Now, it is long abandoned from serving its original purpose. Even then, the great Roman structure is worth a visit. The bath was formerly constructed for Emperor Constantin’s private use. The bath proves to the modern...Read more
  7. Chateau De Montauban

    3.9 (115 Votes)
    Chateau De Montauban

    Castle, Architecture

    The Chateau de Montauban is believed to be where the great French writer, Alphonse Daudet often spent his summers. The castle of Montauban, like many buildings in France, exhibits excellent architecture with historic charm. It was built in 18th century, across an area of 12 hectares. Years have rolled by, and even though the building remains the same, a lot has changed within. It now stands rem...Read more
  8. Barbegal Watermills

    4.3 (70 Votes)
    Barbegal Watermills

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Nature

    “The greatest known concentration of mechanical power in ancient world” – this is what the watermill complex of Barbegal has been referred to as. Located in the small commune of Fontvieille near Arles, the Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal is another wonder the Romans left for Arles. Every inch of the stones and bricks that make up this place are etched with beauty and marvel. The sp...Read more
  9. Arles Amphitheatre

    4.4 (5 Votes)
    Arles Amphitheatre

    Unesco Site, Amphitheater

    The Arles Amphitheatre is a two-tiered Roman amphitheatre in the southern French town of Arles. This amphitheatre is probably the most prominent tourist attraction in the city of Arles which thrived in the Roman times. This amphitheatre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This well-maintained and impressive amphitheatre still hosts many bullfights and other shows. The main attractions a...Read more