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Address: Arles, France
Activities: Dining
Description: This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient Roman...
This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient Roman times.
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good choice of eating places

There are some nice restaurants in the square with the Van Gogh restaurant centrally located. A good place for a three course meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Lively centre of town with hotels,bars and restaurants great place to get a meal any time of day surrounded by a sense of history.

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ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Imagine stepping out of the Hotel du Forum one morning and a long procession of local people in 19th century costumes, baby carriages, some on horse back, some in carriages comes down the narrow street into the square. Take a shady table in one of the cafes (except in the yellow Cafe De La Nuit) and take it all in.

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Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just a piece of history, where can Gogh painted his famous painting the Night Café. But theres a great vibe and its very picturesque all round. Spectacular ice cream place.

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Murrieta, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We passed through the Place du Forum while wandering the streets of Arles. Shortly before we'd been in some of the local backstreets, charmed by the beauty of the ancient buildings, and enjoying coffee with the locals. As such, this bustling square felt overly touristy. We glanced at the menus (there is MUCH better fare available in Arles) snapped a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Surrounded by great places to eat. All restaurants offer different stylds of food with a wide range of prices to suit all pockets.

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SouthWest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There are some nice restaurants in the square with the Van Gogh restaurant centrally located. A good place for a three course meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Place du Forum is a town square surrounded by cafes and hotels. This was the scene that Vincent Van Gogh painted in his famous Night Cafe in Place du Forum. Amazing to stand in the same spot and look up the street towards the starry sky and imagine Vincent taking in the same view and capturing it forever on... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was an unexpected delight, made so by the excellent video (with English subtitles) that they provided, out under the trees, of all places. I've never seen an outdoor video presentation, and it was hard to see because of the sunlight. They ought to put a sunshade over the screen, or some type of film directly on it to help... More 

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Place du Forum has some beautiful buildings in it, and as excitingly, part of the original Forum building standing (preserved in the wall of a newer building). For me, personally, the Place is also the site of the café painted by Van Gogh in his 'Night Cafe' painting. I loved standing on the corner of the Place where Van... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You can come here to eat if you like. Van Gogh painted one of his famous night scenes here and there's a marker describing the event. Some restaurants have closed, though, and the liveliness common in a previous era seems to have dissipated. So somewhat disappointing on my return, but if you have never been here it's worth a look... More 

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Address: Address: Arles, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles

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