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Top 10 places in Arles
Our app features the history of 63 monuments and great sites including places to discover Arles. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Arles
The amphitheater is the most important Roman monument of the ancient Roman colony which we are allowed to admire, some two millennia after its edification. Its architecture is entirely designed in relation to its vocation as a venue for major shows, welcoming a large audience. In their initial... Read more
PRACTICALAddress: Place Republic 13200 ArlesFor details relating to schedules and fees: Tel. 00 33 4 90 49 36 74DESCRIPTIONDate: 12th-14th centuries.The cloister occupies the south-east part of the current site, which is located between the ancient theatre and the city hall square.... Read more
Date: The end of the 1st century BC The cryptoportics form the base, the invisible part of the forum, the central public square of the Roman city. From the Arlesian forum itself, little is known. Only a few elements remain to be found in its layout and decoration, which make it possible to date the... Read more
Date: 1573; Built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the vast quadrilateral of the Hôtel-Dieu fits in a double context: a period of prosperity and modernization of the city On the one hand, a well-established local hospital tradition on the other. In 1835, three wings were raised to open... Read more
PRACTICALAddress: Avenue des AlyscampsOpening hours: for details relating to schedules and fees - Tel.: 00 33 4 90 49 36 74DESCRIPTIONDate: 4th century, 12th centuryIn Ancient Times, cemeteries were always located outside the city walls and were often placed along the main roads. From the beginning... Read more
Date: 1995 Also named Institute of Research on Ancient Provence (IRPA) Opened in 1995, the Museum of Ancient Arles and Provence, presents one of the richest archaeological collections in France, ranging from prehistory to late antiquity. It is the heir of a long history, the one who saw, from the... Read more
Formerly Grand Priory of the Order of Malta. The Grand Priory was originally formed by two contiguous commandies, each built around an inner courtyard. From the Saliers commandery erected in the 15th century, the south facade of the inner courtyard, a superb vaulted room on the ground floor and the... Read more
Date: End of 1st century B.C.Sometimes referred to as the Roman theatre.Preceding its famous neighbour the amphitheatre by one century, the Arles' Roman theater is not so well preserved today. Built at the end of 1st century B.C., it dates back to the first phase of urbanization of the Roman colony... Read more
Date: 4th centuryFormerly called the Trouille Baths.A characteristic expression of Roman civilization, the baths were one of the most common public places. Their success started only between the end of the Republic and the beginning of the Empire: the first public baths only appeared in Rome in 1st... Read more
This Place, in the heart of town, has always symbolised meetings and exchanges. In Antiquity the square was next to the main forum (late 1st century BC), and the economic and political centre of the Roman administration; in the Middle Ages it became the main centre for commercial... Read more
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