Hôtel d’Arlatan - 26, rue du Sauvage - BP 109 - 13631 Arles - tel : +33 (0)4 90 93 56 66 - fax : +33 (0)4 90 49 68 45 - email : hotel-arlatan@wanadoo.fr
The Hotel d’Arlatan: in a mediaeval private mansion, a charming hotel, in Provence, in Arles, the gateway to Camargue!


Here in Arles, wearing the costume of the Arlésienne is a tradition. In many families, it is worn by women and girls on the occasion of the traditional festivals and local festivities. Within the family that has directed the hotel for more than 80 years, it has been worn generation after generation. This is perhaps why, with the passing years, the hotel became the official center for the election of the Queen of Arles, held every three years.
Accepted and recognized by the officials and the inhabitants of the region of Arles, the Queen represents the language, customs and traditions of the people of Provence.
Since 1930, eighteen queens have followed one another. Honoring the tradition, the Queen - the representative of the identity of Arles - is elected at the end of a tough selection, during which she expresses her motivation, demonstrates her knowledge of the language and culture of Provence, and has to prove that she has the capacity to be the ambassadress of the region of Arles, in France and abroad. It’s in the Hotel d’Arlatan that are held the interviews and the tests which make it possible, at each election, to select the ideal candidate.