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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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Sydney, Australia
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1,088 reviews 1,088 reviews
786 attraction reviews
963 helpful votes 963 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
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The square is really rather lovely, great to sit and watch life go by on a sunny day or a warm evening but be aware...the cafes surrounding are most definitely overpriced and not at all nice! We settled for the quirky looking one as it had what looked an amazing lemon meringue pie in the display, at 6.50 a slice... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Really enjoyed sitting in the square, right in the heart of Arles. Excellent for people watching during the day and evenings. I sat with a book and a beer and enjoyed a quiet afternoon without being pestered by anyone, though it has to be said that you do pay a premium price for drinking in the cafe painted by Vincent... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

this is where the Van Gogh painting comes to life. The square is surrounded by restaurants and hotels. Statute of Mistral in square. Outdoor dining. we dined in this area on three occasions. nice selection of different foods. Paella was cooking in gigantic pans during Sunday afternoon visit.

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