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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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  • Entrance through Town Hall. The underground forum is part of the UNESCO listed structures. It's Roman and it has kept one of its original purposes: a low temperature for the storage of goods. A cool w...  more »
  • The scale of the cryptoportiques situated under the Hotel de Ville will blow your mind. Worth a visit as you step back in time to Roman Arles  more »
  • Accessed via the Hotel de Ville, these huge amazing Roman remains right under the main square and many of the buildings of Arles are well worth visiting (3.50 euros). Very dimly lit, damp and very atm...  more »