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St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)

Off place de la Republique, Arles, France
+33 4 90 49 36 74
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Beginning of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

The cloister at one time, from the early 13th century on, would have been filled with pilgrims... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VWriter
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Los Gatos, California
It's all about the peaceful setting & their iconography . . .

The cloister visit doesn't take long. It is peaceful to walk around and the stone carvings are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrSmitcher
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Off place de la Republique, Arles, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cloister at one time, from the early 13th century on, would have been filled with pilgrims making their way from here, the first stop along the Via Tolosana, to their destination, Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The latter is the traditionally accepted burial place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cloister visit doesn't take long. It is peaceful to walk around and the stone carvings are individual & interesting-some obviously modelled on real people & some grotesques. The rooms adjoining the cloister, don't contain much but go up on to the roof of the...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cloisters had a small admission charge, well worth it to view the setting, well maintained and very educational.

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church was gorgeous but the cloister is a knockout. Sculpture everywhere, recently cleaned, and so peaceful. Medieval culture fans will go nuts.

Thank moorejjbb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love colonnades you will not find a more delicately touching one than this. The expressions on the faces of the capital carving alone worth the visit, and then there are the vaulted ceilings and the roof! Don't miss this place.

Thank GWToronto
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A really nice calm feeling as we walked around the cloister and up on to the roof area. Amazing tapestries hanging in the hall.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If a travelling exhibition is here, by all means go. Otherwise it is similar to other cloisters found around Europe.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 11 September 2017

some good carvings on the statues in the courtyard, not a lot to see otherwise. There was a modern photograph exhibition on when we were there and the Lenin one was facinating

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Worth stopping and taking a look, has to compete with the Amphitheater and other historic monuments but worth the time to explore

Thank davidg777
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Ancient cloister with additional exhibits and housing part of the annual photography festival. The preserved architecture is unexpected and a delight. You approach through an unconvincing portal into quite a dismal courtyard before ascending stairs to find the beauty hidden beyond. Perseverance is well rewarded.

Thank Christie G
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