Les Alyscamps, Arles

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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. Planning Arles trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • I LOVED this procession from the entry to the church. A long walk flanked by ancient sarcophagi and tall trees. Van Gogh painted this walk in the fall! There was an installation that was there when I....  more
    I LOVED this procession from the entry to the church. A long walk flanked by ancient sarcophagi and tall trees. Van Gogh painted this walk in the fall! There was an installation that was there when I....  more »
  • Les Alyscamps is a necropolis or cemetery in Arles. It is located some distance from the city centre and was the city's burial ground for about 1500 years, dating from the Roman times. In those times....  more
    Les Alyscamps is a necropolis or cemetery in Arles. It is located some distance from the city centre and was the city's burial ground for about 1500 years, dating from the Roman times. In those times....  more »
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  • Beautiful area to visit that is very peaceful and rich in history. I recommend reading a bit about the history of the place before visiting to get the most out of it. But overall, it’s a fantastic place to visit that leaves you with a spooky feeling. Must not miss for history lovers
  • The road flanked by many sarcophagi makes the stroll to the ancient church of St. Honorat a reverent exercise. St. Cesaire-le-Vieux invites you to detect some architectural sculpture. Some sarcophagi still exhibit old symbols. St. Honorat is a remarkable relic of a church. A modern installation marks the meridian. A perfect location for meditation.

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