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Arles was founded by the Greeks 2,500 years ago, developed by the Romans and became one
of the first centers of Christianity in Western Europe. The Arena, Amphitheater, Imperial Baths and medieval churches, not to mention the hundreds of old stone houses, give the visitor a wonderful sense of time-traveling through European history.

But Arles is also keeping an eye turned towards the future. With the “Festival des Rencontres”, an international photography festival that is held each summer, the National Photography School, the 3D image Institute of Technology and the upcoming home of The Luma Foundation - to be built by architect Frank Gehry - Arles is establishing itself as a world leader for photography and the moving image.

The city stands between two Regional Nature Parks: the Camargue, home of black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos and the romantic Alpilles, covered with the vineyards and olive groves that inspired Vincent Van Gogh, who had his most prolific period here. The light is vibrant, the wind is strong and in this time of globalization, Provencal traditions remain very much alive. All will continue to inspire generations of artists to come and we are proud to be a part of such a spectacular environment.

 




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