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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 :

Le Réfectoire
Convivial canteen offering freshly prepared dishes with local produce, which can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting at long sharing tables. Open from Friday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.

More info: luma-arles.org

Aerial view of the Parc des Ateliers © Hervé Hote

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Exhibition

William Karrick, The Sower, c. 1860. © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel. Fotosammlung Ruth und Peter Herzog

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.

… et labora

On 16 November 2019 the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens its new thematic exhibition titled …et labora. Around one hundred photographs dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, issuing from the spectacular collection of Ruth and Peter Herzog, constitute the starting point for this exploration of the theme of work. These rare images, assiduously collected over the years, bear powerful witness to Van Gogh’s epoch as well as to the roots of the social realities at the start of the 1900s, a period of booming industrialisation.
The black and white analog photographs – prints and postcards, some anonymous, others by celebrated photographers – document, among other things, the transformation of Europe’s major cities into megalopolises, the mechanisation of agriculture, the objectification of the worker in service to the factory, and also the development of tourism and leisure. This selection of photographs thus sketches the outlines of an entire bygone era.

These are complex documents, capturing fragments of realities while at the same time revealing the different facets of the contemporary lens trained upon a rapidly mutating world. These images are joined in the exhibition by other modes of representation of labour. Borrowing from the codes of the burlesque and docufiction, the works of contemporary artists such as Mika Rottenberg, Yuri Pattison and Emmanuelle Lainé transpose the theme into a more dreamlike and speculative space. Photographers Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth confront us with images whose transcription of reality fascinates us as much as it escapes us: appealing both to our reason and to our sensibility, these pictures thus forcefully interrogate our perception.
Thanks to their proximity to history photography, the works of Liu Xiaodong, Gursky and Struth explore the transformation of activities and workspaces, resulting from the globalisation of services that is drastically changing the value of employment. Cyprien Gaillard’s excavator heads evoke the persistence of our relationship towards the earth as one of domination and exploitation, as well as the ceaseless transformation of cities.

As in the exhibition La Vie Simple – Simplement la Vie / Songs of Alienation (01.10.17–02.04.18) presented previously at the Fondation, …et labora includes works of folk art in the shape of votive paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth century. Representations of accidents – whether in relation to transport, work, or seafaring – make up a considerable proportion of these, and increased steadily during the nineteenth century. Arising out of a simple and direct act of faith, these ex-votos nevertheless reflect the secularisation of mentalities, discernible through the evolution in their iconography. This movement away from the religious sphere echoes in the title of the exhibition, an updated variant of the phrase “Ora et labora” (“Pray and Work”).

Exhibition curator: Bice Curiger

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

William Karrick, The Sower, c. 1860. © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel. Fotosammlung Ruth und Peter Herzog

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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