How to Reach Arles on the Rhone River, Provence
Arles Provence Vacation Travel In The South of France:
How to reach Arles in Provence
A good place to start a tour of Arles is at the tourist office i Get Maps and other good info that suggests many interesting walks through the city and the Roman Ruins.
Entering Arles by car, head for the tourist info centers.
Paid parking is available with an automated system of coin and receipt that you place on your dashboard.
Local buses converge at the Clemanceau bus stop, where you find a tourist information center near the carousel.
Many daily TGV trains from Paris reach Nimes. From there a bus, train, or rental car will reach Arles within an half hour or so. (20 Miles)
If coming from the south out of Marseille, bus service reaches Arles. By car from Marseille, take the A-7 to the A-54 outside of Salon de Provence.
By Local train or bus from Avignon/ Or by car from Avignon take the N-570. (30 miles , 45 minutes through farm country) The best bet is to take the TGV train from Paris to Avignon (several trains each day) and then a rental car, train, or bus to Arles.
Air service is available to Marseilles' Airport (MRS). Bus service connects to Arles. Avignon, Aix, Marseilles and many smaller towns and villages
The City of Nimes is 30-45 minutes from Arles by bus or car. Air service is available at Nimes
Provence is an agricultural area of Southern France that covers Montelimar in the north to the Mediterranean, from Nice in the southeast to the Saintes Maries de la Mere on the Rhone River Delta.
Arles is served by a conventional train with connections to Avignon and its TGV train station with connections to Paris, (Gare de Lyon) Marseilles Nice, Toulon, Dijon, Lille, Brussels, and Lyon..
Marseilles in the south has a major airport, train station, rental cars and RVs, and bus service. Also regular bus service reaches Arles. Arles offer extensive regional and city bus service.
Avignon is one of the main cities north of Arles and offers a high-speed train station (TGV) with rental cars.
Bus and local train service connects Arles to Avignon, Aix, Marseille, and many small villages and towns in between
Travel To Provence
Reach Provence by high speed roads from Paris, (480 miles to Marseille)
By car reach Arles via the A-7 to Avignon and then the N-570 to Arles.
TGV trains reach Avignon from Paris in two and a half hours. Rental cars are available at the TGV station in Avignon.
RyanAir out of Standsted, and Gatwick (LGW) London. reaches Marseille ($40-$160 USD (RT) plus charges for luggage and other extras, (check the long list of extras before booking) for the one hour flight
Avignon is one of the principle cities of Provence and offers a TGV station with rental cars at the station. Local train and Bus service connects to Arles. A country road, the N-570 reaches Arles
Aix-en-Provence is another major city in Provence that has Train Service and connections (2 hours) to Arles from Aix via bus or car. From Aix take the A-8 and then the A-54 at Solon-de-Provence.
Arles was a first century BC, Gallo-Roman city.
The Roman-era arena (Ampitheatre) similar to Rome's Colosseum, is so well preserved that it is still the major arena of the city and is used for bullfighting and other traditional festivals. The city center also has the remnants of a large Roman bathhouse.
An option: to reach Arles: shuttle from Marseilles Airport (MRS) to the TGV station at Aix. and then a local train or bus to Arles. Arles offers regional bus service to Many areas of Provence and is the gateway to the Camargue
To reach Arles, Provence, for Vacation Travel In The South of France find good road, air, or TGV Train to Avignon and then local train or bus to Arles. Rental cars are available in Avignon for vacation hiking biking or a culinary vacation in Arles.
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Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
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