Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. The Rhône river forks into two branches just upstream of Arles, forming the Camargue delta. Because the Camargue is for a large part administratively part of Arles, the commune as a whole is the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory.
The Gare d'Arles railway station offers connections to Avignon, Nîmes, Marseilles, Paris, Bordeaux and several regional destinations.
Places to visit:
• The Roman theatre
• The arena or amphitheatre
• The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis)
• The Thermes of Constantine
• The cryptoporticus
• The obelisk
• Barbegal aqueduct and mill
Arles enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. July and August are the hottest time of year with temperatures averaging 25°C, while the coldest time with temperatures averaging 10°C is January and February.