Julius Caesar established a Roman colony here in the 1st century. Constantine the Great named Arles the second capital of his empire in A.D. 306, when it was known as “the little Rome of the Gauls.” The city was incorporated into France in 1481.
Arles’s ancient streets are not as pristinely preserved as, say, Avignon’s, but are stunningly raw instead, with excellent restaurants and quaint shops. It's position on the river makes it a gateway to the Camargue, giving the town a healthy dose of Spanish and gypsy influence.
And my favorite doggy in Arles was...........
This street entertainer had a cute yorkie so of course I could not resist giving her some Euros.