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

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Cool off in the creepy caverns

Simple experience but quite interesting and peaceful. Nice break from the scorching heat and the busy city streets. Worth doing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bowen Island, Canada

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Bowen Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Simple experience but quite interesting and peaceful. Nice break from the scorching heat and the busy city streets. Worth doing.

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Brussels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There could be greater potential with this place: a better renovation, exploding the site better also but they do not. First the welcome was poor, a summer job for a student as she was playing with her phone and not really interested in the clients? Then inside is no real light, no real explanations. Not well managed when I think... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is accessed by elevator off of a plaza next to the Eglise Church. Once you make your decent their is not much to see as it is dark and lacking signage providing explanations. Really not much to see and would skip as their is an admission charge.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

It's tunnels, folks. Dimly lit. Poor directional signs. Dank. Interesting if you're a rodent perhaps.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Deep, dark, spooky, and very large. They seem to go on forever. In different places there is water dripping from the ceiling. The underground caverns have a fascinating history. First built by the Romans to level out the main plaza... almost 2 milenia later they were used for protection against Allied bombs.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Address: Rue Balze, Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-49-36-74
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles

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