Arles is world renowned for its Roman history and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its many incredibly well preserved monuments and buildings.
Every year the city celebrates this Roman heritage with the Arelate Festival, which takes over the streets of the city, the Arena and Amphitheatre for seven days. 2017 sees the eleventh edition of this festival and as with every edition, you can expect to see gladiator fights, chariot racing, Roman soldiers and much more, with a packed schedule that the whole family will enjoy.
Here are some of the highlights to took forward to in this year's festival.
Roman Army demonstrations
Peplum Film Festival
Olympic Sports demonstrations
Romans lifestyle & culture