If you love and adore the art of history, then Arles Provence is the ideal place to visit. We found this city (by chance) on our way to Marseille…
One of our best decisions of our trip was to stop here! We saw it from the side of the highway and I shouted out to hubby “let´s go there!”. We didn´t know where there was but as soon as we did, we fell in love with this beautiful city almost instantaneously! The combination of Van Gogh’s (lived in Arles from 1888 to 1889 and produced over 300) paintings and the Roman artefacts are enough to keep you in this beautiful city for a whole day.
I had heard so much about the Provence region. When I told my sister that we were going to the south of France, the first thing she asked me was if we would go to Provence. She went there a few years ago and loved it! Arles is in the south of France and was a Roman capital. The city is most known for its association with Van Gogh and Roman Ruins which play a significant role in attracting the tourists.
As we entered the city, we noticed a bustling town with many open squares and cafes. We also noticed that the city has narrow streets that are lined up with attractive houses and shops. One thing that attracted me the most is that the houses and shops appeared old and faded. This made the city to look more rustic and appealing. The city is compact and simple to explore.
Going to Arles was a great spur of the moment idea and an experience I hope I´ll never forget. Please leave a comment below if you have been to Arles or any other place in Provence region. I would love to know!
Here below is the travel vlog (video) I made of our morning in Arles… please show me some love by clicking the like button below the video in YouTube 🙂
I often get asked about the equipment I use when traveling. I mean this is the only real thing you´ll keep from your trip and therefore it needs to be really good! The camera I use for my blog photos is the Canon T3i/600D EOS (with the Canon STM 50mm 1.8 lens). I would like to upgrade to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (however my budget does not allow for it yet) because of its full frame (22MP full frame CMOS) sensor capacity. My current camera has a cropped frame which means I need to stand further away from my subject when I shoot.
Then, I use the Osmos DJI Mobile for my videos/vlogs. I love the Osmo Mobile because you control it via an app on any Android or IOS phone. It seriously has changed the way my travel videos look! Some of its features are:
- Active Track technology, automatically keep your smartphone facing you as you move
- Smooths and even cancels out the movements you make, stopping camera shake and turning every shot into a cinematic video!
To learn more about the Provence and French Riviera regions, click in the image below. What I love about this guide that it´s written by locals and that it´s a full color-guide that highlights the best of this region, from the urban buzz of Marseilles and Nice to the glamorous meccas of St-Tropez, Cannes, and Monaco!