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Cryptoportiques, Arles

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Kind of creepy, but peaceful. Beautiful stonework. Wear sturdy shoes to navigate the walkway. A bit off the beaten path, and you'll miss the entrance if you blink. 
  • Yes, it's surprising to see the "underground history" of this city, but... once you go through the first 'street', you've seen it all. But: you have to do this!!! 
  • Place to discover under City Hall. The history of the city is underground. The brochure provided at the entrance would deserve more details
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