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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. Put Cryptoportiques into our Arles vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arles.
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  • Do not miss a visit to Arles. Access is by the City Hall. The soils are immense, is expected not to see it!
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  • Entered via a staircase in the corner of the Town Hall, these underground chambers and passageways provide a unique view of Roman Arles, part of the town forum. True there is not much to see and no in...  more »
  • A fun exploration beneath the city showing the historic areas used centuries ago. Easy to access and not expensive. A fun underground detour.