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This intimate town square was once the heart of the city in ancient Roman times.
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Arles, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The main reason for visiting this square is to see the 'Yellow Cafe', made famous by Van Gogh. There are a number of restaurants nearby, but of course everyone wants to stand where Van Gogh stood to paint the scene

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square where Van Gogh made one of his most famous pictures, other than that this place has nothing else. If Van Gogh not made a picture of it even would not be so famous

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

We love all of the outside restaurants set up in the plaza. So many people to watch and so many good selections of food to choose from! In the evenings there is also live music to listen to; making this a very enjoyable place to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 15 May 2019

The whole of this area was full of people eating and drinking during La Feria. The atmosphere was brilliant. Late in the evening people were dancing to the many brass bands on nearly every corner, even in very narrow streets. It was like a big...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank homesteads
Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

Time of course changes everything and I do believe it was a lot less impacted last time I was here. Too many tables and service area sort of took away the charm for me.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 19 April 2019

This is a pretty little square with loads of history. Unfortunately it is completely covered by restaurants. If you are there after early morning, it's wall-to-wall people either sitting al fresco or in tour groups.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 16 April 2019

even though some places are more touristique than others - it is still a magnificent place to take in some some and enjoy a drink or meal

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank barbaraebner
Reviewed 25 March 2019

In May 2018, I took myself on a trip to Arles, Paris and Giverney, loosely seeking out sites where Van Gogh and Monet lived. In Arles, there is very little left of identifiable places he might have seen, but the Place du Forum is one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank parrotheadnica
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Surrounded by restaurants, this is a nice place to relax while touring. The Yellow Cafe was closed for the season, which was probably a good thing since we were told it is terrible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank diinslc
Reviewed 7 October 2018

You will want to sit in one of the cafes (except the garish yellow one). Enjoy some wine, or a beer. Maybe some food (the Italian pizza is very good). And people watch. Don’t know how many locals frequent this area, but all of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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