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Les Alyscamps

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Address: Rue Pierre-Renaudel, Arles, France
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Like a strange dream

Alyscamps remind me of a strange dream or film as it is Old (yes, with capital o), but somehow forgotten and neglected. In another city with fewer touristy Roman ruins it would be... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
clain
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Turku, Finland
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Walk down a trail of cemetery encasements and crypts....Sneak a peak into some of the open tombs....at the end of the walk there is a old church and cemetery.... Bring a flashlight and go through the small tunnel at the front area inside the church. Pigeons on the open roofs will clatter and make the experience even more creepy....bring your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Stand with the ancients as well as those of the more recent past who walked these paths. Enchanting, haunting and engaging, I felt like I was the first person discovering ancient finds. Not a difficult walk to get to in the small city centre of Arles. Good walking shoes will help on the gravel and uneven surfaces.

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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Alyscamps remind me of a strange dream or film as it is Old (yes, with capital o), but somehow forgotten and neglected. In another city with fewer touristy Roman ruins it would be the main attraction. Actually it might be better this way as it's very quiet and peaceful although eerie. So, if you fancy Russell Crowe in "Gladiator" just... More 

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Falls Village, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

There are many premier sights in Arles....and an old cemetery might not seem to be high on the list. But it is worthwhile to visit because it is a genuine Roman site and is linked to vanGogh. It has an evocative if slightly derelict church in it and a distinct ambience not found elsewhere in Provence.

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

A combination of the remains of a Roman necropolis and an old christian church. Good for a short visit - say 30 mins or so. Its not huge. Entry is not expensive, so if in the area its worth a visit. It was painted by van Gogh.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Although there isn't much left, this cemetery has a certain vibe that takes you back in time. As you stroll down the alley lined with Roman sarcophagi, under the plane trees, you'll feel a little bit like a 19th century stroller as glimpsed by Van Gogh or Gauguin. The chapel at the end of the alley is also an interesting... More 

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Thank Patricia C
Calgary
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Definitely try to see all the roman ruins in Arles, to get an overview of the history but if you have to skip one, this is it. It is just an old graveyard from roman times, and can be covered in the time it takes to walk from one end to the other. It is a 10 minute walk from... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Alyschamps is a peaceful place to visit. Although not as large as it once was it is amazing to think of how long this place has been in existence and what a place of pilgrimage it once was. Amazingly this is the starting point of one of the French ways to the Camino de Santiago which shows how famous Arles... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Well first this is a bit of a find. You can get to it via walking or driving. I recommend you do it near the end of the day, as you can visit many Ancient Roman sites in the Arles city proper, and end the tour hear. It is very peaceful, quiet and generally not super crowded so a nice... More 

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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very interesting place that features a set up of one of Van Gogh's paintings still quite identical as in his lifetime. The church at the end of the pathway is huge and architecturally incredible. Definitely worth seeing these Elysian Fields...

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