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St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)

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Address: Off place de la Republique, Arles, France
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Stunning carved figures on cloister columns

The carvings on the cloister columns here at St. Trophime rival those of Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey in northern Spain (which are the best we have ever seen).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The carvings on the cloister columns here at St. Trophime rival those of Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey in northern Spain (which are the best we have ever seen).

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful monastery in the old center of Arles, well reconstructed and very quiet. You can walk through without a guide and watch wonderful details of architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Of the sights in Arles, this is one to visit. The history, architecture and statues are interesting.

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a beautiful space, both the outside cloister and the interior rooms. A bit more history/explanation would help, but a nice place to visit. Much more interesting than the attached church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was the sight I liked best in the whole of Arles. Cool, beautiful, and very atmospheric. Entrance is €4.50.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The entrance to the cloister is to the right of the church facade. It's a gorgeous cloister, full of intricately carved pillars/columns and statues. There is a terrace that gives a good view of the courtyard. The interior of the Cathedral St Trophime is quite simple, but the facade is elaborate and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were getting all "churched out" after two weeks in Provence, but this place is just beautiful. The cloister and façade have such beautiful carvings; well worth a short visit when you are in Arles for Van Gogh touring. The church sits on a lovely plaza, across from the underground vaults, a bit spooky but fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited as part of the Rencontres d'Arles photo festival and got the bonus of this amazing building. Certainly worth a visit in it's own right.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

In the center of town, just off the place de la Republice. In the old days Arles was the seat of an Archbishop. The Archbishop's palace is right next to the cloister. The cloister is idyllic and has been carefully renovated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

An amazing building, elegant and peaceful. The short movie gives a good overview of its architecture. The statues adorning the columns are beautiful.

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