Cryptoportiques, Arles

2.4
#8 of 14 in Historic Sites in Arles
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.
map
Create an itinerary including Cryptoportiques
Cryptoportiques Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
522 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The cryptoporticus are underground galleries related to the forums. Located under the square of the Republic (access by the Town Hall). A curiosity to see, dimly lit and very wet (the day or we visited) it seems that they date from 46 BC, a true jump in history.
    View original
  • The visit is not guided. They only offer a prospectus at the entrance. Once inside, there is much to do.
    View original
  • A must see! However attention right now there is seepage coming from the pool of the neighbouring hotel.
    View original

Plan your trip to Arles

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Arles

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Arles by other users

3 days in Arles BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in France BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in France & London BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Arles BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in South of France BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Arles & Marseille BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in South of France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Lyon & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans