Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. The Rhône river forks into two branches just upstream of Arles, forming the Camargue delta. Because the Camargue is for a large part administratively part of Arles, the commune as a whole is the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory.
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The Gare d'Arles railway station offers connections to Avignon, Nîmes, Marseilles, Paris, Bordeaux and several regional destinations.
Places to visit:
• The Roman theatre
• The arena or amphitheatre
• The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis)
• The Thermes of Constantine
• The cryptoporticus
• The obelisk
• Barbegal aqueduct and mill
Arles enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. July and August are the hottest time of year with temperatures averaging 25°C, while the coldest time with temperatures averaging 10°C is January and February.
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