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Eglise St-Trophime, Arles

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Religious Site
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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  • The church holds treasures most apt to encourage contemplation of miracles, martyrs and relics - it provided a hugely educational space for me to explain some Catholic ideas to my daughter, by just of...  more »
  • Located facing the Republic square. At the front entrance and a beautiful Romanesque carvings are spectacular. In the square outside the hustle and bustle and otherworldly. Behind the altar in front of the stained glass is fine. Partly because the tourist season, there were a lot of tourists.
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  • Beautiful located church square of the Republic; two steps from the cryptoporticus and the cloister. You can admire a beautiful rugs hanging from the Church.
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  • 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.
  • A unique church well worth a visit.
  • beware the unwary, the vigil of lion guardians
  • worth the visit to see all the relics of the saints, especially St Anthony the Great of Egypt
  • Amazing church