Cryptoportiques, Arles

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#7 of 17 in Historic Sites in Arles
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Admire the first-century architecture of Cryptoportiques--three double, parallel passageways that were part of the forum. Fifty piers hold up the tunnel-like structures, which are arranged in a U shape. These once may have been barracks for slaves. Though the name is Roman, markings on the stones indicate that Greeks built these Arles structures. The Chapel of the Jesuit College and the City Hall now reside where the forum used to. Use our Arles online trip maker to visit Cryptoportiques on your trip to Arles, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I loved it here, I was on my own as I turned up near closing and I honestly felt like I was in a movie, it was a little spine tingling! It’s perfect when the weather above ground is sweltering and... 
    I loved it here, I was on my own as I turned up near closing and I honestly felt like I was in a movie, it was a little spine tingling! It’s perfect when the weather above ground is sweltering and...  more »
  • I recommend purchasing the pass from the tourist office, which gets you into many of the sites for less. Very dark and cool down there. You basically just walk down these long walkways, but are in... 
    I recommend purchasing the pass from the tourist office, which gets you into many of the sites for less. Very dark and cool down there. You basically just walk down these long walkways, but are in...  more »
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  • Fun to check but a bit fast to finish ( 15 min) and not enough explication about the city. Also no explication in English which is a shame.
  • Really fascinating underground museum of the ancient areas of Arles. You are left to wander around by yourself and the whole tour takes less than an hour.

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