France, Arles – Romans and Post-Impressionists

Arles France Amphitheatre

We had chosen to visit Arles for two main reasons, its Roman heritage and the painter Vincent Van Gogh.  The city has a long history, and was of considerable prominence as a principal Roman Province and the Roman and Romanesque Monuments of the city were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in from 1888 to 1889 and produced over three hundred paintings and drawings during his time there – that’s a lot of paintings in only a short time.

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8 responses to “France, Arles – Romans and Post-Impressionists

  1. After all that walking I expect Kim was thinking about her poor tired feet! Another good post Andrew xxx


  2. I actually feel more cultured! Thank you.


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