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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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  • An underground tunnel with nothing: to visit only if you have made the combined ticket of Roman works and you have time to spare, otherwise you can skip without missing a thing.
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  • The basis of the forum (which has now disappeared), built to level the field who had to bear the ancient forum. Go down and we see these vaults which lack lighting. Rain water broke and it is not uncommon to take a foot bath in large puddles. Nothing more.
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  • We went there just because we've bought a Arles pass, and can visit it for no extra cost. Maybe I don't have any expectation for this place, the result comes out are pleasantly surprised. The lighting...  more »