Cryptoportiques, Arles

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#7 of 11 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. Put Cryptoportiques into our Arles vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arles.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The place is amazing. There seems to descend into the catacombs but these are galleries, basement of the ancient forum. Pieces of columns having air dropped here and there... Visiting one day without a guide, with a minimum illumination has intensified the strangeness of the place. See
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  • August 17, 2017
    Site surprising although not spectacular. To discover the history of the city in conjunction with the visit of Alice
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  • August 17, 2017
    Worth the detour. We see the greatness and the ingenuity of the time. Not a lot to see apart from the galleries. Provide a small sweater, because it's fresh! Sheet is given to the entry.
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