Arles

3. Café la Nuit


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Arles also has a a modern claim to fame. Vincent van Gogh spent some time in Arles, and during this period he produced a couple of paintings. Among them, there is Terrasse du café le soir and which features the establishment in the photo. The colours are the same as in van Gogh's painting. I had dinner there the first day, but alas it proved to be a tourist trap. There are better restaurants in Arles, both in terms of quality and value.

But you could not say that the night-life in Arles was extremely vivid. The small streets in the old town were fairly desolated in the evening. The restaurants were either empty – a sure warning sign – or had all seats taken, so it was a little tricky to get dinner in Arles.