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Address: Rue Balze, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-74

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what an experience, like a town under the town

You can get a good experience, how this area was used some hundreds years ago. Quite amazing to thing, that they were shops and all this kind of things under the surface...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Herne, Germany

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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Arles. You enter through a hotel and go down a couple of flights of stairs to walk through a dimly lit, cool grotto that was the storage facility for grains and food that was located below the Roman forum in Arles. There is a long series of indented alcoves in which it... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed with the crypts. They were poorly lit with no explanation as to what they were. We had been to crypts in other Roman towns which were better done. If you get the tourist pass and can get it for free do so as we did. I would not pay to see them

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Herne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You can get a good experience, how this area was used some hundreds years ago. Quite amazing to thing, that they were shops and all this kind of things under the surface...

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Milan, Italy
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The cryptoportiques are found by entering the downstairs of the Hotel de Village in the main square of Arles, and then turning left to go downstairs - but be warned, they are not always open. The charge is cheap and they are worth it however as you enter the long colonnaded archways used for storage by the Romans. There are... More 

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Gemunden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Entrance is inside the Hotel de Ville (City Hall), and you will be totally amazed at what you will find. There is a lot, really, a lot of passageways under the city open to the public, and you can enjoy walking in the cool damp air after being outside in the warm Provincial sunshine. The floor is hard pressed clay,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I loved this place, even if one of the creepiest I've ever visited. It's dark and quiet, beside that continuous noise of dripping water.

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Longwarry, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The cryptoportique can be entered from the Hotel de Ville in Place de la Republique, Arles. There has been speculation as to why the Romans built these underground tunnels - they are certainly surprising.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You walk down the stairs into the dark and end up walking around in the mud. Along the south wall there is a sewer nearby and it stinks

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A must if you like Roman stuff, otherwise cold and dark! Fascinating and relatively large series of underground galleries that served the purpose of acting as the foundations of the ancient Roman forum above. A 3 euro guide helps explain the site, so is a useful purchase. Access via the town hall and a series of steps. A site more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our family visited the Cryptoportiques as part of our 'Pass Liberte' (buy from tourist office in Arles and enjoy 4 monuments, a museum and the Musee Reattu all for 11 Euro per adult - Children free). This was the first time we had visited underground corridors and we enjoyed the experience for what it was - underground corridors. Yes it... More 

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Address: Address: Rue Balze, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-74
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles

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