|Near the Van Gogh Cafe|
You can easily walk around charming Arles and find other worthy sights. We sought out the exceptional Roman Amphitheatre, Les Arenes, which was built almost 2,000 years ago by the Romans, and is still used today for events such as bullfighting (no bulls are killed). In the old courtyard near the Eglise St- Trophime, a 12 century church, we were surprised by enthusiastic equestrians.
After a few hours of enjoyable traipsing around Arles we went back to the train station to discover we had an hour or so wait for the return train to Avignon. We had to find a nearby outdoor café, sip wine and watch the pleasant bustle around us, and chat about the wonderful time we had in Arles.
Arles, in beautiful southern France, a place to return to.