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The excellence of our services lies in our ability to offer you a unique and magical experience. That’s why the hospitality provided at the Maisons d'Arles exists in a variety of tailor-made offers, whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, as a family, among friends, or as a business group.

We listen to your desires, passions, and expectations as we compose your individualized itinerary, activities, and discoveries.

Our attentiveness

The discrete and attentive staff of Le Cloître guarantee the serenity of your stay. Ever mindful of your desires and needs, we make reservations for your transfers and for your outings to restaurants and exhibitions; we adapt our rooms for you, giving it a personal touch, and bring you things you’ve ordered. Our tailored advice and recommendations will allow you to discover the hidden treasures of the region and the best-kept secrets about the city of Arles.

What’s on

Luma Arles

While waiting for the completion of this vast cultural, artistic, architectural, educational and environmental project, Luma Arles has already opened its doors with a program of exhibitions and cross-disciplinary projects presented in the recently rehabilitated spaces of the Parc des Ateliers:

  • Presentation of the installation “DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY”
    Open access. Every day at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Duration: 30 minutes.
    Accompanied by a Luma Arles mediator, participants are invited to discover the installation of the conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and the architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller.
  • Taste discovery in the installation “DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY”
    Open access, dishes subject to availability. Every day from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
    A convivial interlude around a dish prepared and shared in the open-air kitchen in the heart of the installation of Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Muller.

Current Exhibitions

  • Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016). Until January 6, 2019
    A large-scale retrospective exhibition on the work of Gilbert & George. The extraordinary collection of more than 80 pieces presented at La Mécanique Générale at the Parc des Ateliers seeks to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s larger-than-life iconographic universe, exploring English society from the 1970s to 2000s from punks to hipsters, policemen to outsiders, news headlines to classifieds of all kinds.
  • Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest. Until November 4, 2018
    Presented for the first time in France, Pixel Forest is one of the most recent work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The installation comprised of 3,000 LED lights immerse the viewer in a room-size 3-dimensional video. When walking into this forest of lights, the walls around seem to disappear. Video is used as a source of enlightening radiance that melts tenderly with the surroundings and blurs the lines between object, environment, image, and light.
  • Arthur Jafa, APEX. Until November 4, 2018
    Presented for the first time in France, APEX is an 8-minutes film with a densely-sequenced concatenation, questioning the universal and specific articulations of Black being in America's cultural history.
  • Amar Kanwar, Such a Morning. Until November 4, 2018
    In Such a Morning, a renowned mathematics professor retires, cutting his career short rather unexpectedly, and retreats to the wilderness to live in an abandoned train carriage. Thus starts an epic sensory journey into a new plane of emotional resonance between the self and the world around.
  • Lily Gavin, Une histoire avec Vincent. Until November 4, 2018
    For 8 weeks, Lily Gavin has photographed in 35 mm and 120 mm film on-set stills and behind-the-scenes of Julian Schnabel’s new film about Van Gogh’s life in Arles, At Eternity’s Gate. The series of photographs taken during the film shoot is a result of Gavin’s communion with Schnabel’s vision of Van Gogh’s world.

Discover more at the Parc des Ateliers…

  • Atelier Luma, inside La Mécanique Générale.
    Design and research program, Atelier Luma acts as a think-tank, workshop, production space and network for learning. Atelier Luma innovatively and sustainably utilises the natural and cultural resources of its bioregion to provide local solutions to global problems, using design as a tool for transition.
  • Offprint, the Parc Bookstore, located in the heart of the Bouqueval School by Jean Prouvé, inside La Grande Halle. 
    An exceptional selection of books about art, artists and design, exhibition catalogues and a range of publications produced by Luma in connections with its artistic program.
  • Le Réfectoire, inside La Grande Halle.
    Convivial canteen offering freshly prepared dishes with local produce, which can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting at long sharing tables.
  • Le Café des Forges, in the Forges Courtyard.
    Situated just next to the installation DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY, Le Café des Forges offers delicious ice-creams and refreshing drinks throughout the summer.

Practical information

Luma Arles
Parc des Ateliers, 45 chemin des Minimes, 13200 Arles, France
(Vehicules must access via chemin des Muraillettes)

Contact:
[email protected]
+33 (0)4 90 47 76 17
http://www.luma-arles.org

Fondation Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is a pivotal figure in the art of the 20th century. His oeuvre continues to influence artists and exert an unprecedented magnetism upon the public right up to the present. It was in Arles that Van Gogh produced – within the space of just 15 months between February 1988 and May 1888 – his finest masterpieces.
Inaugurated in April 2014, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles pays due homage to the work of Van Gogh while at the same time exploring his impact upon art today.
This relationship with contemporary art was enshrined within the principles of the Fondation right from its conception.

  • Hot Sun, Late Sun. Untamed Modernism
    This is a major thematic exhibition featuring exceptional loans of works by Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.
    Artists on show: Adolphe Monticelli, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Giorgio De Chirico, Germaine Richier, Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Etel Adnan, Sun Ra.
    Until 28 October 2018 - 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM
  • Paul Nash. Sunflower Rises
    British artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) is a major painter of the 20th century still under-recognized in France, whose works selected for this exhibition are imbued with a surrealist atmosphere and a sense of the finite, against a backdrop of death and war.
    Until 28 October 2018 - 11.00 AM to 7.00 PM

Information: http://www.fondation-vincentvangogh-arles.org/

Experiences

Here are our best recommendations to fully enjoy your visit of Arles and the Camargue. Le Cloître staff will be delighted to provide you with some more personal advice!

Le Pont du Gard

Though principally known for its unusually large and well- preserved aqueduct, the Pont du Gard is also noted for its remarkable natural beauty.

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Alpilles Natural Regional Park (Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles)

Lying between the Camargue and Luberon in western Provence, the Alpilles is the newest of France’s 49 natural parks and covers an area of marshland, forest, vineyards and olive groves backed by the limestone crags of the Luberon Mountains.

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Camargue Natural Regional Park (Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue)

The Camargue is a natural region located in the south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta.

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Camargue Beaches

Beauduc Beach & Piémanson Beach

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Le Palais des Papes

The Palais des Papes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century.

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L’Épicerie du Cloître

Located adjacent to the hôtel du Cloître, in the city center of Arles, L'Épicerie du Cloître is a charming spot where you can enjoy delicious tapas, both at the counter and on the terrace.

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La Chassagnette

Its star in the Michelin guide (2009) and its Gault et Millau d'Or (2010) did not make La Chassagnette forget where it came from.

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Le Réfectoire

Located in the Parc des Ateliers at Luma Arles, Le Réfectoire is a friendly, spacious and bright canteen.

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Luma Arles

En attendant l’achèvement complet des travaux de cet immense projet culturel, artistique, architectural, pédagogique et environnemental, Luma Arles ouvre déjà ses portes sur un programme d’expositions et de projets multidisciplinaires présentés dans les espaces récemment réhabilités du Parc des Ateliers :

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Fondation Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh est une figure incontournable de l’art du XXe siècle, et c’est à Arles qu’il produisit ses plus beaux chefs-d’œuvre, entre février 1888 et mai 1889.

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