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“Walking tour of Arles - les Alyscamps”
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Les Alyscamps
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Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Arles
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Ancient cemetery, very evocative of van Gogh and also stunning in centuries of use. This cemetery was used from ancient times through the present, and shows it in quiet, contemplative ambience.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I always wondered what was Les Alyscamps when I saw pictures by this name by Gogh and Gauguin. There were many paintings with this name by Van Gogh and Gauguin. It is old ancient Roman necropolis. It is about 15 minutes from the center of Arles and it is very nice walk. Especially you are interested in van Gogh and Gauguin's paintings, I highly recommend to go this place.

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

It's a tree lined road, with sarcophagi at both sides of the road. It's a very fascinanting place just a few minutes walk from Arles centre. I just loved it. Arles is a town to rediscover: it's so more Roman than many Italian towns.

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Off the beaten path you can find this curious place, a Roman cemetery that has had a very interesting history over the years, not least of which was being the subject of a van goth painting.

There is not a lot of info here. And what is there isnot all that's well put together but it is worth exploring the promenade as well as the kinda spooky church at the end.

Definitely get the Arles Pass and admission is included to this as well as a the other notable sights in the old city.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Despite having a Passeporte Liberte, we had not planned on visiting this site.....until the owner of Chez Felix convinced us over lunch that it was one of his favorite places to go in Arles. It is a very short walk from the main part of town. Based on the curation, this was one of the largest necropolis's of the ancient world and world famous, used for over 1,500 years. What remains cannot really convey the former size and extent of this site -this necropolis site is best visited after touring the Musee de l'Arles et de la Provence Antiques where that element can be understood-- but not necessary. The tree-shaded way lined with sarcophagi was a pleasant break on a hot June afternoon. The Church of Ste. Honoratus at the far end of the site. It is not curated and is just a building shell with artwork limited to a few small stained glass windows. It was spooky since it was very quiet except for the flapping wings of pigeons and we appeared to be the only visitors in Les Alyscamp at the time. We did not even attempt going down a set of stairs that lead below the main altar - that was even spookier and there were no signs indicating what was below. It was good to get back into the sunshine.

This site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Arles and is on the Van Gogh "easel tour" of Arles, having been a painting location for both Van Gogh and Gauguin.

I am surprised this attraction is not highlighted more in the guidebooks

PS--Bathroom on site is a French or Turkish toilet - you are forewarned.

Thank WC-Travelers-75
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