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Cryptoportiques

Rue Balze, Arles, France
+33 4 90 49 36 74
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Fascinating!

What a brilliant place! We were amazed to find this massive underground series of tunnels under the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynne C
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Maidstone
Good as part of the day pass

Incredibly hard to find! You actually access this place by going into the town hall. It is a vast... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David A
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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
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“roman forum” (14 reviews)
“town hall” (12 reviews)
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Rue Balze, Arles, France
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+33 4 90 49 36 74
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a brilliant place! We were amazed to find this massive underground series of tunnels under the old roman forum.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredibly hard to find! You actually access this place by going into the town hall. It is a vast underground area with little to see other than the fact it exists. As part of the day pass, it is worth going to but I wouldn't...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad the flashlight in my phone was working. just arches that support the forum above. cost (€3.50), is not worth wandering around in the dark.

Thank chrizdix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance through Town Hall. The underground forum is part of the UNESCO listed structures. It's Roman and it has kept one of its original purposes: a low temperature for the storage of goods. A cool walk in hot Arles.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scale of the cryptoportiques situated under the Hotel de Ville will blow your mind. Worth a visit as you step back in time to Roman Arles

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessed via the Hotel de Ville, these huge amazing Roman remains right under the main square and many of the buildings of Arles are well worth visiting (3.50 euros). Very dimly lit, damp and very atmospheric, no one is sure what the Cryptoporticus was built...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These ancient Roman remains lie beneath the main square the town hall and many other more modern buildings. Well worth a visit. You can use a "Pass Liberte". Well worth purchasing you get 2 museums (one being Reattu) and historic sites 4 sites for 12...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These underground walkways are from Roman times. You get to them by stairways under the town hall. Dark, gloomy and damp-and very atmospheric.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A subterranean view beneath ancient buildings. Something you don't see every day. I loved this space because it is so unusual. Walking through the dark and somewhat damp crypt, imagining the Roman builders and engineers creating this space so long ago is amazing. No relics...More

Thank PeterF_Syd
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to go inside obtain at least the 'Liberty' city pass which allows you 4 entrances plus 2 museums from the TI in town. We spent a little more-15€ and got a pass good for everything (except Foundation Van Gogh which is not...More

Thank Anita S
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