Place du Forum, Arles

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Vincent van Gogh set up his easel frequently in Place du Forum, near the northeastern corner's famous Cafe Terrace. Historians say he looked south toward the artificially lit terrace of the popular coffee house--and beyond it to the darkness of the Rue du Palais and the tower of a former church (now Musée Lapidaire). Place du Forum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Arles Edition.
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  • Nice, it's a forced place both by its history as by the presence of cafés where you are welcomed by a superb statue of Frédéric Mistral.
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  • This place would also benefit from having more terrace café or restaurant to enjoy and relive the atmosphere of a forum. Unfortunately when we went there the coffee Van Gogh was closed I know if cel mets seasonal or permanent. This too was a shame.
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  • Is a smallish-scale compared to the Place de la Republique, but nonetheless to see why. The presence of so many people makes it a lively place and sparkling; It is named for the ancient Roman Forum that once was. Don't miss to visit the beautiful cryptoporticus underneath.
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