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Cryptoportiques

Rue Balze, Arles, France
+33 4 90 49 36 74
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Hidden treasure

This place is very difficult to find. You acturally have to go inside the Hotel de Ville (very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue V
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Melbourne, Australia
damp underground tunnels

The existance of these was interesting under the old roman forum. They are huge and you get in... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
stevieblooz
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
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“roman forum” (16 reviews)
“town hall” (14 reviews)
“hotel de ville” (19 reviews)
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Rue Balze, Arles, France
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+33 4 90 49 36 74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very difficult to find. You acturally have to go inside the Hotel de Ville (very unclear on the map). It was worth the search though. My son is a bit of a nut for ancient Rome, so he guided us through. We...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The existance of these was interesting under the old roman forum. They are huge and you get in through a door in the town hall. Once in there is not lots to see and it is dark and damp in places but a ten minute...More

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

No wonder most people do not find this wonder, you have to enter through the Hotel de Ville. But it is amazing once you go down the stairs, what a wow, so huge and in great condition, a must for any Roman nut like myself.

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Part of the Roman story in Arles it gives you an idea of the extent of the forum and how land levels have changed over the centuries.

Thank Nan90
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The foundations of the forum were designed as a horseshoe shaped set of arches now some six meters below modern ground level. An intriguing and unusual location presented as crypts.

Thank Christie G
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This was included in my combi-ticket. There isn't a huge amount to see but it is worth going there as the area covered it quite big with lots of little nooks and crannies. They had information at the desk in English. Do check it out.

Thank agsiul2013
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My son and I had an excellent time exploring this underground area and pondering what exactly it had been used for, and how it lined up with the city above us. Both of us are fans of Roman history, and we got a real kick...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Not the most exciting thing to do, but at least you walk through historical vaults under the city. A bit pricy for what it is...only took us 30 minutes!

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

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
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Wendy H
21 September 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Reviewed this property |
According to the brochure I picked up, the only days that the Arles Museums (which includes the cryptoportiques) are closed are 1st Jan, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December, otherwise they are open. Opening hours vary... More
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