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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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  • Visit if you have a bit of extra time, it won't take long. Avoid if afraid of dark enclosed spaces. Gives a view of the underground basis of the old Roman forum.  more »
  • Discovered by chance! the foundation walls of the ancient forum of Arles. It is impressive, the guide is very interesting. A testimony of Roman engineering.
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  • Curious and interesting, these underground in the heart of the city (city access) attest to the Roman past of the city! the guides and other informative brochures will tell you more! not to be missed!
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