Place du Forum

sights / Historic

Place du Forum information

Arles , France
adult/child €3.50/free
Opening hours
cryptoportiques 9am-noon & 2-7pm May-Sep, shorter hrs rest of yr
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Just as social, political and religious life revolved around the forum in Roman Arles so this busy plane-tree-shaded square buzzes with cafe life today. Underneath it lie the underground galleries of Cryptoportiques – the forum's subterranean foundations and buried arcades (the plaza was lower in Roman times) carved out, 89m long and 59m wide, in the 1st century BC. Access is from the Hôtel de Ville on place de la République.