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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  • The former Abbey Church of Saint Trophimus presents a Romanesque portal to the rich sculpted decoration. The nave may seem more austere, but very monumental by its height and its narrowness. visit to combine with the preserved nearby cloister.
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  • Superb Romanesque church in the heart of the city of Arles. A church that bore even the title of the Gallic Primatial rank, and will continue to be seat of the Archbishopric until the Revolution. The portal (at the top of the front door) is a marvel of sculpture. The choir of the Church in the Gothic style has supplanted novels the apse and the choir. This development gave a very large Gothic choir with ambulatory to allow the flow of pilgrims and radiating chapels.
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  • It’s always free to visit churches. And often inspiring. This one is particularly beautiful and peaceful, as well as old. It is right on the main square, Place de la République. Take a respite, go in ...  more »
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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.
  • Very quiet, contemplative space. Some pretty stained glass and a few tapestries.
  • Lovely front door. Some nice roman alters/sarcophagi.
  • A unique church well worth a visit.
  • worth the visit to see all the relics of the saints, especially St Anthony the Great of Egypt

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