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Place de la Republique today.

Arles is a city in the south of France. It was started in the 6th century BC by the Greeks. Now about 50,000 people live there. In the 1880s, the famous painters, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived there. Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Sunflowers in Arles.

The city is centre of the Camague. Not many people reside in this region, so there is many free area around Arles. Because of this, Arles is the city in France to have the largest area (nearly 760 square kilometres).