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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mainly a place to see where Van Gogh painted his Cafe scene. This is a square with some other characteristics, but mostly used as a way to get back to our bus in the parking lot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Typical busy town square with lots of restaurants and outside eating. Personally a little too busy and impersonal for my tastes, but still worth a try.

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N Wales
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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 53 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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 208 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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Address: Arles, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles

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