A former 17th century Carmelite convent, the Jules César is now a hotel of character which combines elements of the 18th century with contemporary art, without forgetting its past.
Having been entirely renovated between late 2013 and early 2014 by the master of fashion Christian Lacroix, the hotel has impressed and surprised us.
Each of the rooms are unique, the bedrooms reveal their creative soul. The colors, patterns and materials are real compositions offering a little bit of magic. The walls are dressed in colorful frescoes, but also some really timeless large paintings. Inviting you on a journey, these bedrooms will not fail to impress you.
The hotel is a real journey through time, where nothing is left to chance. The days of yore are recounted in the lobby, with busts of Julius Caesar and Venus. Then, reference to the existence of the old monastery can be found in certain details such as the way in which the room numbers are written.
Interplay of perspectives and materials, the building today is a poetic world where design expresses itself. Old stones mix with modern materials and sparingly-added pops of color are revealed by tricks of the light.
Every detail creates this very particular ambiance, enabling the building to subscribe to an idea of a second home telling a story of life.
For your comfort, all rooms have a 160cm king-size double bed, or two 90cm single beds and a large bathroom with a bath or shower. With a capacity of two people, it is also possible to have a baby's cot in the room.
On each suite and junior suite can sleep between two and four people, and a baby's cot can be placed in them.
Facilities: mini-bar, a hospitality tray including a Nespresso machine, a safe, a satellite television with Canal +, a free Wi-Fi connection, a telephone and air conditioning. You can also benefit from a dressing table in the room, a hair-dryer and a turndown service.
From 13 to 20 square meters.
Boasts Christian Lacroix interior design. On the theme of Provence, the designer has explored the facets of the region. It has a 160cm king-size bed or two 90cm single beds, a lounge with a sofa-bed. It has a total area of 27 to 39 square meters.
Enjoys personalized design by Christian Lacroix and has a 200cm super king-size double bed or two 90cm single beds, and a lounge with a sofa-bed. It has a total area of 40 to 42 square meters.
From 21 to 27 square meters.
Capacity up to three people. From 27 to 32 square meters.
Reveals personalized design by the master of fashion. On the Monastery theme, it is as cozy as it is original. This Junior Suite has a 180cm king-size bed or two 90cm single beds and a lounge with a sofa-bed. Area of 27 to 39 square meters.
Recounting everything that the building has experienced, from Antiquity to modern times, the luxury hotel offers real 5 star comfort.
The bedrooms and suites, on the themes "Provençale","Monacale" and "Christian Lacroix" combine comfort and discovery.
During your stay, you can enjoy taking advantage of the gourmet restaurant, the outdoor pool, the lounges or perhaps the bar, where you can get together for a drink, just as the residents of yesteryear would have done.
Outside, the timelessness of the place asserts itself naturally and invites the guests on a delightful walk through the cloisters and the gardens, with their Mediterranean plants such as thyme, lavender and rosemary.
Located in Arles town-centre, the hotel restaurant fits in perfectly with this historic neighborhood. In a tranquil area, except during the famous Féria bull-fighting festival and the music festival, the hotel also benefits from the beautiful cultural dynamic of the town.
The provencal market is held on the boulevard in front of the hotel every Saturday morning.
The access to the hotel is limited and highly recommended walking. Thank you for your understanding.
Fitted out under the vaults of this former monastery, the spa restroom looks onto the aromatic garden of the convent: peace and quiet. Beauty care and treatments proposed by Cinq Mondes, invite you to amazing journeys worldwide: India, Bali, The East, West Indies Islands, using only ancient techniques and natural products. The wellness area, with fitness corner, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, also allows a moment of relaxation, especially after having discovered the Roman vestiges of the beautiful downtown of Arles. Access to the Spa and wellness area is forbidden for people under 18 yrs old.
The Spa selects for you treatments to look after your needs and your wishes: Face treatments: from an express to a complete care. Body treatments: body scrub, full ritual, hot stones massage. Beauty cares. Wax hair removal.
Hotel Jules César can become the scene for all your private receptions in Arles, from weddings to the most intimate receptions.
Welcome your guests to a unique setting in Arles in a majestic room that was once an old chapel, while enjoying the lush garden with its Mediterranean plants, the outdoor pool and the exceptional suites. Offer your guests an unforgettable time and really make an impact.
The experience and know-how of the hotel teams guarantee that your event will run smoothly. The hotel takes care of organizing your private reception from start to finish.
Also perfect for a professional event, Hotel Jules César has three exceptional reception rooms that have all the equipment necessary.
Seminars, residential seminars or work evenings can thus be organized with total discretion.
Surrounded by greenery, the setting is calm and conducive to reflection. When you organize your business meeting at this 5-star hotel, you gain the trust of your colleagues.
All of the rooms have a flip chart, modem plug, lectern, overhead projector, video-projector and screen.
In addition: portable sound system, wireless microphone, lapel microphone.
Additional: carpeted floor, daylight, clearance of over 3 meters.
Ideally located in the town of Arles in the heart of Provence, Hotel Jules César is just a few steps from the Amphitheater, the Alyscamps and the ancient theatre. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles has an exceptional archaeological, historical and religious past.
It is possible to visit the main points of interest on foot and, during the famous "Rencontres d'Arles" photography festival, to wander down the charming lanes to discover the different exhibitions.
From the hotel, simply cross the Boulevard des Lices to be transported back over 2000 years in history.
Must-see sites and activities
The Constantine Roman Baths: These 4th century Roman baths are the best-preserved in Arles.
The cryptoporticus in the Forum: A testimony to the past, the cryptoporticus dates from Roman Antiquity.
The church and cloisters of Saint-Trophime: In the centre of the episcopal city, the cloisters date from the Middle Ages (12th-14th centuries).
Also try the place de l’Hotel de Ville with its markets, bars and animated alleyways.
And sports enthusiasts can enjoy 9- and 18-hole golf courses nearby, as well as a multitude of activities: tennis, quad-biking, karting and horse-riding.
Trips into the Camargue on horseback or 4x4 safaris are also possible.
Arles enjoys a privileged setting, surrounded by extraordinary countryside with Les Baux and the wild Camargue. A setting with many colors, which served as inspiration to Van Gogh, Cézanne and many other artists.
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From Nîmes, Marseille: Take the A54 towards Arles. Take exit 5 Arles-Centre, follow Boulevard Clémenceau then Boulevard des Lices. The hotel is on the right after the Tourist Information Centre and the merry-go-round.
Marseille-Marignane International Airport is a 40-minute journey. Follow signs for Salon-de-Provence on the A54/E80 then signs for Arles.
Nîmes Airport is a 25-minute journey Montpellier and Avignon airports are a 45-minute journey.
TGV Station: Nîmes (30km), Avignon (35km), Marseille (95km). Arles station is 15 minutes from the hotel.
From the station: Follow signs for centre-ville on Boulevard Emile Combes then turn right onto Boulevard des Lices. The hotel is on the left in 200 meters.
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