Cryptoportiques, Arles

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Admire the first-century architecture of Cryptoportiques--three double, parallel passageways that were part of the forum. Fifty piers hold up the tunnel-like structures, which are arranged in a U shape. These once may have been barracks for slaves. Though the name is Roman, markings on the stones indicate that Greeks built these Arles structures. The Chapel of the Jesuit College and the City Hall now reside where the forum used to. Use our Arles online trip maker to visit Cryptoportiques on your trip to Arles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a place to do at least once. It's never great outside one would think it was too big however it's very dark and wet.
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  • Important site in the history of the city. Always more interesting with one, guide, of course.
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  • The cryptoporticos are actually the foundations of the ancient Roman Forum of Arles. It is very interesting to make a guided visit to this monument.
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