ARLES

Sunday afternoon in the French-style bullring … no blood; fine Provencal cuisine; Excellent local lamb and fish; history from Roman era onwards. Arles amphitheatre Built by Julius Caesar; people lived in the Roman arena in medieval times; Vincent van Gogh lived here, went mad here, died here. There are lots of Vincent van Gogh locations to visit. Aix-en-Provence festivals not far away; Avignon papal schism history; Camargues evening photo safari; brilliant beaches.