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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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Murrieta, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
108 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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386 reviews 386 reviews
131 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place is around old Roman Forum, surrounded by shade trees. Van Gogh's "Cafe de la Nuit" once stood here. Ther is still a restaurant by the sane name (photo). There is a hotel named Grand HotelNord-Pinus. On one of its corners one can find two Corinthian columns.

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Lake Forest, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Searching in this plaza for "Place du Forum", we almost missed the columns that seemed to blend in with the current building.

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Armonk, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice to see the tip of the Forum (go underground for the size!) and now many restaurants and a nice glacee place. Popular during the week, nearly abandoned on Sunday night.

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