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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:

  • Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016) 
    At a time of reflection on Gilbert & George’s one-of-a-kind half century of creating Art together, Luma presents THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016) curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum that seeks to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s unique universe. Featuring a selection of historical pictures deemed by the artists themselves as the most representative of their art and life together. 

  • Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844–2018
    A major project exploring the rich history of mechanically-reproduced imagery from the 19th century to the present, organised by visual artist and theorist Walead Beshty. The exhibition features over 300 artworks and objects, including photography, time-based media, painting and drawing, video, collage, room-size installations. A substantial collection of books and magazines— culled from the artist’s extensive personal archives and various public collections and spanning a visual history of over 150 years—weaves throughout the exhibition, reinforcing the themes of the show. 
    The project is further supported by a parallel rotating program of screenings of film-and video-based artworks. 

  • Offprint, the Parc Bookstore 
    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
    Convivial canteen offering freshly prepared dishes with local produce, which can be enjoyed in a relaxed setting at long sharing tables.

  • Atelier Luma
    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.

Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-6pm, until January 6, 2019.
More info: https://www.luma-arles.org/en/

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.

The Autumn of Paradise. Jean-Luc Mylayne
Jean-Luc Mylayne (born in 1946) has spent his life projecting himself into the world to photograph “the bird” in rural settings where he invests weeks, sometimes months, to achieve the composition he seeks. The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles presents an ensemble of 39 works, created between 1979 and 2008, organised into nine chapters according to their relationship to light and to location, and playing from the start on the gradual invasion of the azure blue sky. Printed as a single original, each photograph is silent about the place it was taken, but in stating its dates, underlines the length of time needed to gain access to the other that is the bird. The bird is not the photograph’s only object: it is the pretext and the witness.

James Ensor & Alexander Kluge : Dark Centuries 
A unique pairing between the graphic oeuvre of Belgian artist James Ensor and the films of German filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge. More than 30 engravings by James Ensor, produced between 1886 and 1904, map out a route along which we encounter scenes of crowds, by turns petrified and riotous, and a society in masks, parading in the guise of its demons. Madness accompanies pre- and post-revolutionary forces and carnival seems to go hand in hand with the idea of progress.

Until 10 February 2019
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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