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ILLUMINATING FORAY The enigma of the light in Arles illuminates everything in this ancient Roman town in its own special way - such as the obelisk and fountain in front of the town hall in Arles

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ILLUMINATING FORAY The market

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ILLUMINATING FORAY The pristine, organic produce, which are bathed in a soft afterglow.

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'He was a foreigner, they threw apple cores at him.' - Anne Clergue, a gallery owner and prominent Arles native, on Van Gogh, who spent 15 months from February 1888 to produce 300 works of art in Arles. Among his inspirations were the town's many sights, such as its ancient paved streets (above)

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'He was a foreigner, they threw apple cores at him.' - Anne Clergue, a gallery owner and prominent Arles native, on Van Gogh (above), who spent 15 months from February 1888 to produce 300 works of art in Arles. Among his inspirations were the town's many sights, such as its ancient paved streets

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VESTIGES OF HISTORY (Above) Van Gogh worked on his 1888 painting Starry Night Over the Rhone from this spot.

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VESTIGES OF HISTORY: The Hotel Nord-Pinus (above) in the Place Du Forum in Arles features Corinthian columns in its the facade.

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VESTIGES OF HISTORY: The Hotel Nord-Pinus in the Place Du Forum in Arles features Corinthian columns (above) in its the facade.

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VESTIGES OF HISTORY Bullfighting festivals take place every year in April (Easter) and September (Harvest)

In the footsteps of Van Gogh

The world's art lovers descend on the walled Roman town of Arles in southern France to catch glimpses of the landmarks Dutch painter Van Gogh immortalised in his works.
Oct 18, 2014 5:50 AM

SOMETHING about the light in Arles makes the city special. Whether it's the morning sun bouncing off the rooftops on ancient cobblestone streets, golden fields of sunflowers blooming in early summer or moonlight reflecting off the surface of the Rhone River at night, the effect is simply

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