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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.

Aerial view of the Parc des Ateliers © Hervé Hote

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 venues of the Parc des Ateliers.

Currently at the Parc des Ateliers :

Enclosure, Rachel Rose

In co-production with Park Avenue Armory, Luma Arles presents Enclosure, an unprecedented video installation, designed by American Artist Rachel Rose (born in 1986).

Presented on a specially designed holographic screen, Enclosure tells the story of a theft which takes place in the 17th Century British agrarian world, marking the transition from the feudal system to capitalism. The contemporaries of this period were deprived of their rights, while facing an uncertain future full of fear and theft.

Immersed in a supernatural atmosphere and an imaginary meditation that was inspired by the perception of nature of the time, Enclosure is an immersive installation inspired by a lyrical production, combining close-ups of abstract images with demanding cinematography and an original soundtrack.

50 years, 50 books : Masterworks from the library of Martin Parr 

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Rencontres d’Arles, and in collaboration with the Tate, the Luma Foundation presents an exhibition from Martin Parr’s collection of photographic publications. An inescapable part of the festival and a fervent defender of books, the English photographer has assembled, for over 25 years, a rich library of more than 12,000 books. As a reflection of Martin Parr’s particular vision, this colossal ensemble brings together books selected for both substance and form.

The Art of Color, Dior Photography Award for Young Talents 

In partnership with the École Nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles (ENSP) and hosted by Luma Arles.

This second edition is aimed at turning a spotlight on young visual artists from the greatest international art and photography schools. The first high point of the competition saw jury president, french photographer Dominique Issermann, accompanied by members of the jury Maja Hoffmann, president and founder of Luma Arles, Sonia Sieff, a french photographer, Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior make-up, Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and Claude Martinez, president and CEO of Christian Dior Parfums, select 10 laureate for distinction from among the works presented. 

 

Le Réfectoire
Convivial canteen offering freshly prepared dishes with local produce, which can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting at long sharing tables. Open everyday from 10am to 7:30pm.

More info: luma-arles.org

Aerial view of the Parc des Ateliers © Hervé Hote

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Exhibition

Niko Pirosmani, Kakhetian Train. Oil on cardboard, 70 × 140 cm. Georgian National Museum, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi © Infinitart Foundation Vienna / photo: Roberto Bigano

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.

Niko Pirosmani – Wanderer between Worlds
This exhibition brings together almost thirty paintings by the Georgian artist (1862–1918) presenting a real and fantastical panorama, suffused with great calm, of an epoch in the midst of transition. Pirosmani’s imposing figures and motifs, with their powerful graphic quality, are wide-ranging: a train steaming through the countryside at night, a woman with a mug of beer, a monumental boar and, sometimes, animals such as a giraffe or lion from imagined lands. Rarely dated, his paintings on wax cloth are largely composed in black and white, enlivened by the presence of blue or white.

Self-taught, a wanderer, meandering between town and country, Pirosmani embodies the popular modern vision of the clear-sighted artist on the margin of society. Far from the symbolic intermediate spaces of galleries, artists’ groups and museums, Pirosmani forged an œuvre imbued with modesty in the taverns and stables of Tbilisi and its surroundings, painting to order or offering his art in exchange for food. He distanced himself from the image of the naive painter immured in his solitude and – like Van Gogh – built up a body of work that seems to belong to everyone.


Vincent van Gogh: Speed & Aplomb
Produced between 1884 (the Dutch period) and 1889 (the Provençal period), those six canvases by Vincent van Gogh convey a sense of speed and attest to a humble look at the people and the things surrounding the Dutch artist.


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

Niko Pirosmani, Kakhetian Train. Oil on cardboard, 70 × 140 cm. Georgian National Museum, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi © Infinitart Foundation Vienna / photo: Roberto Bigano

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 Cloître hotel, 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

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.

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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.

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L'Arlatan

From Antiquity to the present day, L’Arlatan has endured through many centuries.

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