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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a commune on the Mediterranean Sea, that started out as a Roman fishing village.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a commune on the Mediterranean Sea, that started out as a Roman fishing village. It is a 40 minute drive from Arles. It is best known for the Gypsy's Pilgrimage in May and October each year when Romanies, Manouches, Tziganes and Gitans descend on the town to take part in the procession carrying Black Sara, the Patron saint of the Gypsies, to the sea. The commune is the subject of several Van Gogh paintings.
Saint-Gilles lies 15 km to the west of Arles, noted for its Benedictine Abbey which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
Officially titled Pont de Reginel, the Pont de Langlois on the Bouc Canal is also known as Pont Van Gogh as it shot into international fame as the subject of several paintings by the eponymous artist
The Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques is an archeological museum exhibiting antique artifacts from Prehistoric times (2500 BC) to the end of Antiquity in the 6th century
L'Espace Van Gogh is housed in the former hospital where Van Gogh was admitted during his stay in Arles after he cut off his ear partially