Catch the biggest summer photography festival, Rencontres d’Arles from July 4th–September 18th. The festival has a lot of very interesting exhibitions as well as events, discussions, and screenings to name a few.
In Arles, there is a wonderful place you can visit only in summertime : It’s the ancient repair shop of the French railway (SNCF). This place is abandoned since 1984, except in summer, when the R.I.P.(Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie) take place here : half of the photo exhibitions takes place in the enormous area (14 hectares).