Eglise St-Trophime, Arles

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Eglise St-Trophime is a Romanesque church built in the late 11th and 12th centuries on the site of several earlier churches. On the western portal, the intricately sculpted tympanum depicts St. Trophime, a late second- or early third-century bishop of Arles, holding a spiral staff. Throughout the church, look on the walls and ceiling for the medieval carvings depicting many lesser-known events from the history of Europe, as well as scenes supporting some religious beliefs in the region. You can view bone fragments of Arles' bishops, too. Put Eglise St-Trophime and other Arles attractions into our Arles trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful church this place is very soothing to visit even you are not a believer. Chills guaranteed.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Bare church compared to other medieval churches. Is located near Roman amphitheatre and arena. Combi visit is fun. Sure im combination with nice romantic town of Arles.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Splendid Romanesque portal with the division among the blessed and the damned (tongues of fire and demons) or beautiful adjoining spaces as the cloister. Not to be missed
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  • May 22, 2017
    Interesting enough to pop into. Some nice stained glass and soaring vaulted ceilings but a little stark as churches go. 11th century so worth a look.
  • March 24, 2017
    Beautiful church both inside and out. It was constructed in a different era than most of the other large churches in the area and consequently has a different feel.
  • May 27, 2017
    Lovely front door. Some nice roman alters/sarcophagi.
  • May 27, 2017
    Very quiet, contemplative space. Some pretty stained glass and a few tapestries.
  • February 10, 2017
    A unique church well worth a visit.

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