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Les Alyscamps, Arles

Categories: Cemeteries, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Depicted frequently in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, Roman necropolis Les Alyscamps lies a short distance outside the walls of Arles. Founded by the Romans and taken over by Christians in the fourth century, this was Arles' main burial ground for nearly 1,500 years. Home to the tombs of martyr St. Genest and Arles' first bishop, this became a coveted resting place. Using our international travel planner, Arles attractions like Les Alyscamps can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Alyscamps remind me of a strange dream or film as it is Old (yes, with capital o), but somehow forgotten and neglected. In another city with fewer touristy Roman ruins it would be the main attraction....  read more »
  • Santiago Compostela pilgrimage is one origin of the Arles way. From the train station is a 20-minute walk away. It is less than 10 minutes from the tourist information. Quiet lies in the hustle and bustle of the crowded old city, very calm.
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  • Do, to the exit of the city, under the relaxing shade in an alley out of time. At the time when the Sun is becoming less generous, peaceful softness of places is significant
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