Arles is rich in history; the location of some of Van Gogh's greatest inspirations and the site of some of the greatest examples of Roman architecture.
Today you can visit the great arena, the Roman theatre (which is still being reassembled and excavated), and the landmarks Van Gogh chose to capture in oil on canvas.
The city is quaint but lively, with parks and markets and friendly people.
Avignon is a city in Southeastern France in the region known as Provence. Avignon is most famous for the Palace de la Papes, or Papal Palace where several Popes and Antipopes lived in the 13…