We spent a couple of hours one sunny morning pottering around the Necropolis, thankfully no dead bodies!
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This is one of the eeriest, most evocative places I've ever visited. My husband and I had the place to ourselves one morning in May. The ruined, empty church was silent except for the constant cooing and fluttering of unseen doves, perched somewhere in the...More
Les Alyscamps is nice break away from the hustle bustle of the town. The trees provide some nice shade from the heat of the sun.
These are the remains of the cemetery serving Arles from both Roman and medieval times. It is worth a visit. Just a short walk from the centre of Arles.
Part of the Roman city which should not be missed. A quiet and attractive site which is well maintained and also has an interesting post Roman history
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....More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More