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Arles, France
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Ranked #17 of 30 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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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a busy square filled with bars and restaurants. The famous Van Gogh cafe terrace at night is here. Come and look. We stopped several times at Bar leTambourin, the bar next door for a drink. This was an ideal place to sit and watch the world go by and soak up the atmosphere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a lovely little square, but at busy times it's a bit like a shopping mall food hall. There are several restaurants to choose from, don't let yourself be dragged into the first one you come across. Walk round, look at what people are eating, ask them what it's like, then make your decision. There's both good and bad... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very busy and cosy square in Arles. Looks great but mostly a tourist trap. But in the little streets coming to the square some nice restaurants can be found

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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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
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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