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Amphitheatre of Arles
Church of Saint Trophime
Tapestry of Saint Trophime
Hôtel de Ville
Historic centre of Arles
Cloister of Saint Trophime
Arles is a city in southeastern France, in the region of Provence-Côte d'Azur. Situated on the Rhone River, is one of the Roman cities of the region with a high degree of conservation. Its Roman remains, among which its amphitheatre, made that in 1981 UNESCO was declared World Heritage of Humanity. Its origins go back to a camp of the Ligurians in 800 BC The Romans took the town in 123 BC and the colony founded here for the Legion (Roman legion Legio VI Ferrata).
N 43º 40' 37''
E 04º 37' 49''
Of romanesque style, is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Provence. It was built in the XII century on an ancient basilica of the V century. Since the beginning of the construction in the XII century, until the XIX century, which was finished, it suffered many reforms, such as the removal of the original three apses and the gothic choir. Of note is the impressive cloister built in the XIII century. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1981.
Arles Arena is a roman amphitheatre built in the 80's – 90 AD shortly after from the edification of roman colosseum from which it takes the main characteristics. Includes a number of evacuation corridors, a central stage surrounded by tiered elliptical shape with arcades along 136 meters. This building now host mainly bullfighting. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1981.
The Old Theatre was built in the late first century BC, long after the founding of the roman colony. It was began around the year 40 BC, it was ended the year 12 BC the theatre is part of the roman grid part of the planning scheme of Augustus. First excavations in 1651 revealed the famous Venus of Arles, marble statue, now in the Louvre. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
- Not worth paying the entrance to the theatre, it can be seen
- The entrance to the cloister of Saint Trophime costs 3,50€.