Situated on a hill overlooking the Rhône, in the South of France is the city of Arles. With history dating back to the 6th century, this ancient city is a centre for history and culture.
Population wise, Arles has barely about 50,000 inhabitants. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate of lovely long summers and mild winters; however, it is also on the path of the mistral winds which are at their worst during spring and winter.
As it was close to the Rhône, Arles was once a part of a thriving river trade. Now however, the main economy of the people of Arles depends on agriculture chiefly rice and salt. There is a street market that takes place weekly where one can shop on the open streets.
The streets in Arles bring the medieval era into modern days as they are narrow and winding.
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