"Now yesterday I worked at furnishing the house. […] I really want to make of it an artists’ house but not precious, on the contrary, nothing precious, but everything from the chair to the painting having character."
Vincent Van Gogh, Letter to Theo, Arles, Septembre 1888
In Provence, at the gateway of Camargue, on one of the pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Compostela and at the heart of the historical center of Arles… here is where works of art, antiques and vintage furniture, natural materials and artifacts brought back from traveling the world all come together : Mia Casa offers you the luxury of the soulful and real, with an added artist's touch.
Well-traveled artists, we have loved experiencing the refinement of palaces as much as finding good deals, and have set home to create a place true to this idea and where our hosts can truly feel at home.
Designed to be lived in and for extended stays, our rooms all feature a lounge/dining aea, desk space - free wifi -, possibly a kitchen corner and, of course, ensuite bathroom. They also enjoy independent access, allowing you privacy should you prefer it. Similar to a boutique hotel - but of unpretentious luxury -, and to a serviced apartements complex and its appart'hotels - but family-run and of human size -, Mia Casa offers a variety of hosting facilities : a large double or triple room, and a family suite & flat designed like a vacation rental self-catering apartment, whereas our attic studio room is the abode of choice for artistic souls and those traveling on a shoestring budget. Also, in low season notably, we can offer reduced rates for weekly or monthly stays. Mia Casa is ideal for romantic getaways and for family holidays and get-togethers between friends.
Lastly, as we wish to promote the work of artists, we hold here exhibitions and an artists' residency.
With its maze of tiny streets bathed in subdued luminosity, Arles and its Roman and Romanesque Heritage has always attracted artists, notably Van Gogh who attempted to set up in Arles an artists' community and painted here over 300 works - a selection of which you will be able to discover on this web site. Today, Arles is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites, which ensures its historical center remains free from any visual pollution such as advertising posters or anachronistic architecture. Its environment is also preserved outside the city's walls as Arles opens onto Camargue National Reserve, one of the world's Biosphere Reserves, and onto the chain of hills called the Alpilles where many rare and protected species also live. Arles soothes but also sharpens the eye and its world-famous " Rencontres " turn it every year into the world's capital of Photography. A place of art, Arles is also a city of traditions, with festivities celebrating year round provencal culture.
Easy to access Mia Casa is a stone's throw from the Rhone river, in the chic Bohemian district of La Roquette, undoubtedly the city center's most picturesque. Past the door, your journey continues under the auspices of art and history, with the exhibition of artists who add to this unique décor. Welcome !