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Les Alyscamps

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Address: Rue Pierre-Renaudel, Arles, France
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Like a strange dream

Alyscamps remind me of a strange dream or film as it is Old (yes, with capital o), but somehow forgotten and neglected. In another city with fewer touristy Roman ruins it would be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stand with the ancients as well as those of the more recent past who walked these paths. Enchanting, haunting and engaging, I felt like I was the first person discovering ancient finds. Not a difficult walk to get to in the small city centre of Arles. Good walking shoes will help on the gravel and uneven surfaces.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Alyscamps remind me of a strange dream or film as it is Old (yes, with capital o), but somehow forgotten and neglected. In another city with fewer touristy Roman ruins it would be the main attraction. Actually it might be better this way as it's very quiet and peaceful although eerie. So, if you fancy Russell Crowe in "Gladiator" just... More 

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Falls Village, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

There are many premier sights in Arles....and an old cemetery might not seem to be high on the list. But it is worthwhile to visit because it is a genuine Roman site and is linked to vanGogh. It has an evocative if slightly derelict church in it and a distinct ambience not found elsewhere in Provence.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A combination of the remains of a Roman necropolis and an old christian church. Good for a short visit - say 30 mins or so. Its not huge. Entry is not expensive, so if in the area its worth a visit. It was painted by van Gogh.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Although there isn't much left, this cemetery has a certain vibe that takes you back in time. As you stroll down the alley lined with Roman sarcophagi, under the plane trees, you'll feel a little bit like a 19th century stroller as glimpsed by Van Gogh or Gauguin. The chapel at the end of the alley is also an interesting... More 

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Calgary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Definitely try to see all the roman ruins in Arles, to get an overview of the history but if you have to skip one, this is it. It is just an old graveyard from roman times, and can be covered in the time it takes to walk from one end to the other. It is a 10 minute walk from... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Alyschamps is a peaceful place to visit. Although not as large as it once was it is amazing to think of how long this place has been in existence and what a place of pilgrimage it once was. Amazingly this is the starting point of one of the French ways to the Camino de Santiago which shows how famous Arles... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Well first this is a bit of a find. You can get to it via walking or driving. I recommend you do it near the end of the day, as you can visit many Ancient Roman sites in the Arles city proper, and end the tour hear. It is very peaceful, quiet and generally not super crowded so a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very interesting place that features a set up of one of Van Gogh's paintings still quite identical as in his lifetime. The church at the end of the pathway is huge and architecturally incredible. Definitely worth seeing these Elysian Fields...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

It's not a museum. It's a park/graveyard with a large number of sarcophagi and a semi-ruined church. Things aren't labeled. The sarcophagi are not museum-quality but their sheer number is impressive; it makes you realize how big and rich Classic-Era Ales was. The church at the end was damp and dark and looked like the set of a horror film,... More 

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