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Address: Arles, France
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This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient...

This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient Roman times.

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A good looking, lively, and historically interesting site

Before visiting the Place du Forum, my interest in the site didn’t extend much beyond acquiring an album-worthy photo of my wife and me at Café Van Gogh. I quickly realized the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before visiting the Place du Forum, my interest in the site didn’t extend much beyond acquiring an album-worthy photo of my wife and me at Café Van Gogh. I quickly realized the error of my ways when we got there. The Place du Forum is, as other reviewers have attested, a good looking, lively, and historically interesting site. It would... More 

Thank Citallwic
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this on our guided tour of Arles when we were in the Van Gogh district. It is steeped in history having been built on an original Roman site. Adjacent to the street sign you can see part of the original Roman Forum. There are lots of restaurants and cafes in the area to sit and people watch.

Thank Kevin F
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting location as this lead to the square and our hotel on the other side. While we were in Arles we saw a wedding procession as well as what we thought was a school graduation ceremony for kids around the age of 10 maybe. There was activity here everyday we passed by.

Thank Moose3737
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square sits on the site of the original Roman forum and still retains ruins form that period. It has many interesting shops around it and is notable for its connection to Van Gogh - the Yellow Cafe. Worth a visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

An unexpected and delightful find while on our Van Gogh walk. So rich in history, architecture and a testament to the community to keep these pieces intact and free to the public.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It's a nice little square to hang out, have coffee and enjoy the local ambience. We never went to the Van Gogh cafe but there is a little plaque commemorating the Van Gogh made of the square.

Thank ECmed
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Nice to see Vann Goughs inspiration for the cafe by night, but restraunts on this square were more expensive than those just a stone throw from the Amphitheatre.

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Vashon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The town of Arles is filled with ancient Roman ruins that rival any found in Rome itself. As we visited the forum, there was a group of school kids in their teens on an outing for what I assumed was a history lesson. Most of them looking either bored or goofing off. I couldn't help thinking that they have no... More 

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Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were visiting Arles for the day. We'd driven from St Remy de Provence. All we wanted to do was wander around the ancient town centre of Arles. The Place du Forum is one of the places you really mustn't miss. Okay so it's full of tourist restaurants but that's okay because the place is so atmospheric. Unfortunately I'd taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must see area of Arles. Its full of history and good restaurants and bars. My favourite part of Arles by far.

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