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Arles

Arles is a city in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. In the former province of Provence.

The Rhône river divides itself in two arms in Arles, forming the Camargue delta.

Arles was an important city in Roman times (Latin name: Arelate), frequently used as headquarters for Roman Emperors in the 4th century during military campaigns, as well being the seat for the Praetorian Prefecture of the Gauls.

Emperor Constantine III made Arles his capital in 408.

Important remains of the Roman times include the Antique theater, amphitheater, and Alyscamps[?] (roman cemetery). They are listed as World Heritage Sites since 1981.

A famous photography festival takes place in Arles every year.

Bull fights are conducted in the Roman amphitheater.

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