Place du Forum
Beneath the stones of the place du Forum lies a weblike system of subterranean galleries, carved out during the 1st century when the...
Hôtel de Ville
Access the subterranean Cryptoportiques through the Hôtel de Ville in the centre of Arles.
Arles' cultural museum is closed for renovations until 2018.
Café Van Gogh
The Roman place du Forum, shaded by outstretched plane trees, turns into a giant dining table at lunch and dinner during summer. It's...
Creamy, artisanal ice cream is the mainstay of this glacier on busy place du Forum. Buy a cone to takeaway or treat yourself to a...
Place du Forum information
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 lies the underground galleries of Cryptoportiques – the forum's subterranean foundations and buried arcades (89m long and 59m wide). These were carved out – the plaza was lower in Roman times – in the 1st century BC.
Access is from the Hôtel de Ville on place de la République.