A Life in Ruins – France, Arles

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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4 responses to “A Life in Ruins – France, Arles

  1. Yes, alas poor Vincent, cranking out all those paintings in Arles, may have occasionally had an off day. Or at least a day when he got up saying, ‘Can’t think of anything original to do today. Can’t be bothered going out. I’ll just stay here and paint my bedroom.’

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  2. We enjoyed Arles a lot when we visited a few years ago with my family. I hope you’ll have time for Vaison la Romaine!

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  3. My word this was your fourth Roman Amphitheatre this year! You do get around Andrew!

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