Editor Picks: Hotels in Arles

by Paul Stafford  |  Published November 9, 2020

Van Gogh, Romans and even bull fights; Arles is an unusual French city in many respects. Although being the inspiration of a great artist does not set Arles apart from other French cities (after all, the country has spawned so much creative genius), bullfighting is one of the more surprising pastimes in the Provence-based city. Despite bullfighting being largely unpopular elsewhere, Arles has one of the world’s most famous bullrings: the Arles Amphitheatre, which was built nearly 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Fortunately, you can visit when there aren’t blood sport events taking place. Plus, there are plenty of other historic spots dotted throughout the city too, including the Alyscamps Roman necropolis. These Roman sites were issued with UNESCO World Heritage status back in 1981.

But whatever your reason for visiting Arles, hotels are in ready supply throughout the city, catering to all manner of travellers. Finding the right hotel for you can be time consuming, therefore we have narrowed down the list to just five of the best Arles accommodations. We’ve made our selections based on a variety of considerations, including location and proximity to the main sights of Arles, the value for money, cleanliness and comfort, among others.