Arles


ARLES

English: Arles Amphitheatre Français : Les Arè...

English: Arles Amphitheatre Français : Les Arènes d’Arles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

County in Provence, in the Kingdom of Burgundy, named after the city near the head of the Rhône delta, which is now in southern France.

Arles was a Roman city, and in the late Empire was for a time the capital of Gaul.  It was capital of  a Carolingian county;  Hugh of Arles, King of Italy, 926-47, was the son of one of the Counts.  He had dominated Provence for several years, but in 933 accepted its union with the Kingdom of Burgundy.  In mid-century two brothers ruled in Provence as Counts, one of them residing at Arles.

The Kingdom of Burgundy was later (when it was part of the Empire) called the Kingdom of Arles or the Arelate, the Latin name of Arles.

Arles was the seat of an Archbishop from the 5th century until 1790.   His province lay in coastal Provence.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in France, Italy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Arles

  1. Pingback: Vino con Vista UNESCO Sites in France | Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events

  2. Pingback: Vino con Vista Arles is a UNESCO Site in the Southern Rhone Region of France | Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s