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 ornate portal is among the most worth seeing details of the Eglise St Trophime, but the building as a whole is also very beautiful and harmonious. See also under Cloitre St-Trophime, hvorteil there are separate entrance (fees apply).
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  • OK the portal is stunning! In good condition. But once inside it's disappointing, apart from the sarcophagi, much of interest.
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  • St Trphime has some of the best Romanesque doors of this art. It is not a joke, is impressive and the quality of the sculptures is honors. Essential visit if in Arles.
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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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