Archaeological sights in Arles
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The fabulous story of Roman Arles takes centre stage at the state-of-the-art showpiece Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence Antiques. Within the triangular structure, which is fronted by a striking cobalt-blue façade, you can trace the area's evolution from 2500 BC through to the end of antiquity in the 6th century AD, or hone in on thematic aspects of trade, the economy and day-to-day life.
Highlights include Roman statues, artefacts, and a renowned assortment of early Christian sarcophagi from the 4th century.
Under your feet as you stand on the place du Forum are the underground storerooms Cryptoporticus du Forum, carved out in the 1st century BC. They were closed at the time of research for repairs. Check with the tourist office for reopening dates.