Discover arles

Arles is a small, historically and culturally rich town located in the south of France, in Provence.

Situated at the apex of the delta formed by the Rhône river and the Mediterranean sea, at the edge of the Camargue natural park and at the heart of the Provence region, Arles is best known for its Roman monuments and its connection to modern and contemporary artists, photographers, designers and architects such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Lucien Clergue, Christian Lacroix and Frank Gehry among others.

With, on the one hand, its long history, local cafés and laid-back feel and on the other hand, its rich and varied events calendar and renowned artistic presence you won’t get bored here!

A place worth getting to know

A haven for archaeologists, historians, nature lovers, photographers and modern art specialists alike, Arles is the ideal location for studying the French language and experiencing the mix of Mediterranean cultures and histories.

Ruelle du centre ville d'Arles

What can I do in Arles?


– les Rencontres d’Arles international photography festival
– les Suds world music festival



– Musée Départemental Arles Antique
– Muséon Arlaten
– Lee Ufan foundation
– Van Gogh Foundation
– LUMA Parc des Ateliers


Arles à la carte can provide or help locate quality accommodations for all types of program participants by offering two different options:

Host families

Arles à la carte has a dedicated network of Arlesian families that house program participants of all ages throughout French Immersion Programs. Families provide not only an intensive linguistic immersion, but also a wealth of local knowledge as well as some meals.
Host families are carefully selected and regularly visited in order to ensure guest’s safety, comfort and welcome.

Arles à la carte staff members are in close contact with both host families and students to ensure that each program runs smoothly and successfully.
English speaking host families may also be available upon request.


Arles à la carte can recommend hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts for shorter stays upon request.

Contact us for recommendations !