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Address: Rue Balze, Arles, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 49 36 74
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Cemetery walk-through

Kind of creepy, but peaceful. Beautiful stonework. Wear sturdy shoes to navigate the walkway. A bit off the beaten path, and you'll miss the entrance if you blink.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there just because we've bought a Arles pass, and can visit it for no extra cost. Maybe I don't have any expectation for this place, the result comes out are pleasantly surprised. The lighting for this underground arcade is very dark, and with no sound. You can speak to hear the echo. The overall feeling for visiting this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Of all the sights that you do not need to spend time or money on, this one heads the list. When you first descend into the crypt you think “this could be interesting”. If all you want to see are large columns in a dark dungeon area, then you will be excited. This would make a great Halloween haunt, but... More 

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Detroit
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Kind of creepy, but peaceful. Beautiful stonework. Wear sturdy shoes to navigate the walkway. A bit off the beaten path, and you'll miss the entrance if you blink.

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Zele, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Yes, it's surprising to see the "underground history" of this city, but... once you go through the first 'street', you've seen it all. But: you have to do this!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

As underground structures go, this is not much of a site. It is rather damp and dark, not enough lighting. The literature is not adequate. It cost only 3.5 euro though.

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Thank HobbitBrandybuck
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Ok so there is not much here and it doesn't contain any tourist information, from what I could see. But on a hot sunny day, it's just the treat. It was lovely to walk in the cold underground caves and to have a look around. Buy the Liberte pass to make it more worthwhile. It can be picked up from... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was another location on our multi-site ticket and what a surprise it was. The tunnels seemed to go on forever and there was plenty to see,

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great! Worth checking out. Vast underground tunnels with many interesting twists and turns, and not too busy. Reminds me of home.

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Colmar, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

In the great hall of the Hotel de Ville - The Town Hall of Arles, there is the entrance to a very special attraction. The Cryptoportique is the old basement of the Roman Forum. a square of arcades dimly lit, cool and mysterious. To walk around here is to go back a copule of thousand years and fell the wings... More 

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UK
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great place to visit, cool and damp. It should have been a fascinating visit with my 9 year old grandson. Sadly, because there is very little information about this Roman city, we didn't really know what we were looking at. This is a pity. Arles is missing a trick as it is the same problem where ever you go.

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