Les Alyscamps, Arles

3.9
#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Arles
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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Alyscamps is a short walk from Arles city center. My wife and I took a leisurely stroll down the trail leading to Alyscamps during our visit to Arles. This is another site that Van Gogh used in one....  more »
  • I really wasn't;t sure about visiting an old graveyard but it turned out to be a diverting hour. My recommendation is to read the description from the tourist guides before going. It all makes much...  more »
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  • An unusual and interesting place to visit, part of the old Roman cemetery with the remains of several more modern (medieval or later) religious structures. A long and thin layout, it is worth walking to the end just to soak up the atmosphere and see the number and variety of sarcophagi lining the path. Walking under the trees, you could be hundreds of years away from modern Arles!
  • Worth a visit but watch out for the very basic toilets!
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