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Place du Forum

Arles, France
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Ranked #16 of 29 attractions in Arles
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining
Description: This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient Roman times.
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A fun, cool place to go with lots of restaurants and lots of activity. There were some interesting artisan shops too.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Full of live, good restaurants, nice atmosphere. The place from the famous Yellow cafe from Vincent Van Gogh. So typical French. Go there to drink a glass of rosé or eat some French speciality.

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Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You dont go to the Forum for great dining. However, most of the dining is at least solid if not a great value. The restaurants other than La Nuit (the one with bright yellow awnings) are all decent and they cater to the tourist crowd as well as locals. These restaurants would be more the equivalent of a typical bar... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1,125 reviews 1,125 reviews
799 attraction reviews
1,025 helpful votes 1,025 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Arles is a seductive town. Its colourful houses flirt with the light that drifts over the landscape. the visions at evening time reveal why Vincent van Gogh,spent so much time here. the center of town is medieval with narrow,winding streets weaving between ancient buildings,with squares breaking the grid,offering splendid pause for gourmands and Roman architectural buffs. The place du Forum... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This should be one of the best destinations in Arles, but apart from Nord Pinus (which has recently closed its restaurant, by the way), the square is surrounded by overpriced and low-quality eateries with rude staff. By all means visit the Mistral statue and the columns of the forum in the wall of the Nord Pinus, but keep on walking... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice little area for a drink and great people watching. It's a bit touristy but has some great history. We ate at a place call Apostrophe, and that was quite good.

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Israel
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Highly overated, lousy food. Not worth the visit. Explore the the streets and find better places to eat

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Oakville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This square is filled with restaurants and bars, and is a great place to pass a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon, watching all the people coming and going. Busy especially on a weekend, even in March.

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It's a place to go. Not much to look at; not much good to eat (all the cafes and bistros here are dives).

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I along with two friends had three meals here over the course of two weeks in October...eating outside in the square that is full of tables and umbrellas. This is where the locals hang out. Our first meal we had here was poor and over-priced (our poor choice) but the other two were quite good as well... More

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