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. Make Eglise St-Trophime a part of your Arles vacation plans using our Arles itinerary site .
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  • Small church but is well worth a visit, its stained glass windows and frescoes are the altarpiece the pretty spectacular
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  • Beautiful face, beautiful reliefs, fine detail. Wow... When you walk, the height of the nave is surprising. The ambulatory allows access to the richly decorated chapels, sarcophagi, reliquaries which one has a relic of Jean-Paul II. A beautifully restored Church.
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  • Really incredible church with both romanesque and gothic features. Coolest part is the "all seeing eye" left over from post-French Revolution times when Catholicism was illegal. Must see!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lovely front door. Some nice roman alters/sarcophagi.
  • Very quiet, contemplative space. Some pretty stained glass and a few tapestries.
  • A unique church well worth a visit.

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