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Arriving — Trains run almost every hour between Arles and Avignon (trip time: 20 min.; www.oui.sncf; tel. 36-35 at .40€/min; 6€ one-way) and Marseille (trip time: 1 hr.; 18€). Be sure to take local trains from city center to city center, not the TGV, which, in this case, takes more time. If driving, head south along D570N from Avignon.

Visitor Information — The Office de Tourisme is on bd. des Lices (www.arlestourisme.com; tel. 04-90-18-41-20).

Special Events — Arles’s world-beating photographic event, Les Recontres d’Arles (www.rencontres-arles.com; tel. 04-90-96-76-06), held from early July until late September, focuses on contemporary international images from nature to warzones. Some exhibitions are free, although passes for all key shows also available from 25€ when booked online. The ticket office is located in place de la République for the duration of the festival.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.