The Rencontres d’Arles exhibitions are open from 10am to 7:30pm every day, week-ends and holidays included.

The on-site ticketing offices of the Festival Offices and the Place de la République open their doors 30 minutes before the exhibitions, to provide you with the maximum amount of time to enjoy the exhibitions.

The last entrance is 30 minutes before closing.

However, certain exhibition sites have specific hours:

For the exhibitions that are part of the Arles Associé and the Grand Arles Express programs, we invite you to look at our page « Practical Information » or on the websites of the respective institutions concerned.


Some exhibition sites close before the end of the festival because of other events (Féria in September) or exhibitions organized by the City of Arles or Arles associations.

- Église des Frères Prêcheurs : Journey to the center - Cristina De Middel
- Église des Trinitaires : Vampires fear no looking glass - El Grupo de Cali, Vampirism and tropical goth

Certain exhibition sites have specific hours:  

- Abbaye de Montmajour: 10 am - 6:15 pm (last entrance at 5 pm)
- Cloître Saint-Trophime: 9am - 7pm
- Cryptoportiques: 9am - 7pm
- Ground Control: 9am - 7:30pm
- Jardin d’été: 7am - 8:30pm
- Musée départemental Arles Antique: 9:30am - 6pm


The exhibitions of the Rencontres d’Arles take place in a wide variety of sites, with differing conditions of access.

List of exhibition sites accessible to people with reduced mobility
- Espace Van Gogh
- Église des Trinitaires
- Église des Frères Prêcheurs
- Jardin d’été
- Mécanique générale
- Espace Monoprix
- Couvent Saint-Césaire
- Musée de la Camargue
- Tour Luma
- Musée départemental Arles Antique
- Croisière (only the first floor)
- Musée Réattu (only the first floor)
- Chapelle Saint-Martin du Méjan (only the first floor)
- La Maison des Peintres
- Muséon Arlaten

List of air-conditioned exhibition sites
- Espace Van Gogh
- Mécanique générale
- Palais de l’Archevêché
- Espace Monoprix
- Couvent Saint-Césaire


Due to the security plan currently in effect and in order to guarantee the safety of the buildings, the artworks, and the people, luggage and bulky objects (bicycles, scooters, etc.) are forbidden in exhibition sites and in the reception areas (ticket offices, bookshops and cafés).

Furthermore, it is not possible to leave personal belongings with the surveillance or sales staff at the entrance to these areas.


Animals are not allowed to enter the exhibitions, even those carried in a bag. The only exception is medical assistance dogs, which may accompany their owners in our various venues.

At the Parc des Ateliers, where the exhibitions presented at Mécanique Générale are located, animals are allowed in the park area and must be kept on a leash.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture