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“An amazing walk (under) history”
Review of Cryptoportiques

Cryptoportiques
Ranked #16 of 72 things to do in Arles
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San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“An amazing walk (under) history”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

After we found how to enter this place, we were amazed. An underground world of Roman arches that 2000 years ago supported the Forum Square. At the time, they were at or above street level, but now are buried 20 feet below. Interesting to see the arch construction made of huge blocks of stone. How did they accomplish it all?!

Visited September 2012
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Lawrenceville, NJ
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“Spooky and damp but...”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Wandering through this ancient (30 BC) underground site, you step around damp spots and fallen bits of the vaults. Several meters below ground, pillars and arches held up the terrace of the Roman Forum that once stood here.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and unusual”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We went where there was an art exhibition on in the area which was really unusual but created a very cool light show atmosphere. They are very well preserved and are interesting to wonder around in however they are rather damp as you may expect. I thought it was rather inexpensive (I can't remember if we were paying to see the crypt or the art but either was it was worth it and they were quite extensive.

Visited July 2012
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Montaren et St Mediers
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
123 attraction reviews
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“Under the Mairie”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is where they are found, Extensive underground Roman "tunnels" amazingly well preserved.

Visited July 2012
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Interesting Diversion”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Cryptoportiques were a nice cool little diversion on a hot day. Bw sure to walk to the end (only a few minutes wlak) to appreciate how big it is. There isn't a lot to see but I would still recommend it.

Visited June 2012
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