'FARANDOLE' - A Free 'EVENTS' Monthly Publication
Arles does its best to keep it's visitors entertained.
The free broadsheet 'Farandole' gives details of everything from theatre, concerts, fairs and exhibitions to local basketball results.
You can find and pick up the free newspaper, with over 35000 entries, every month in the various business's, or tradesmen of Arles (and surrounding areas), town halls, offices of tourism...
Or go online to: http://www.arles.cci.fr/farandole/index.asp
Its located 60 km meters south of Arles and the area is known for the white horses (not wild but free). The city also offer beautiful sand beeches. Its a small city and interesting shops and restaurants. There is a church with interesting design and a kind of soothing music is being played.
This Roman amphitheatre was built in 90 AD by the Roman Empire, and is still in use today, capable of sitting up to 20000 people at once. During the Middle Ages, the amphitheatre was used as a fortress, with many homes and two chapels housed inside. These days, cultural events and bullfights are held inside the amphitheatre.
From the top of the amphitheatre, you can get a good view of the nearby city and the Rhone.
This is the church of the herders in the Camargue region. Here, each May first, they celebrate the feast of their patron saint, Saint George, and the priest blesses their horses.
Built on the site of an ancient Roman temple, this Romanesque church was begun in the 12th century. Damaged in World War II, it's been extensively restored.
The ornate entrance (shown in the photo) to this church conceals a mix of Romanesque and Gothic interior features. The church was built in the 12th century.
We went in and walked through the church and the cloisters...check out the other photos in the travelogue.