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“Waste of time”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cryptoportiques

Cryptoportiques
Ranked #14 of 72 things to do in Arles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Waste of time, there is nothing down there, only a humid long 3 corridors and lots of broken pieces of the roman town.

Visited May 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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321 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Unusual place, quite dark and ghostly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Huge empty underground, whose actual purpose seems still not very clear, so this explains the missing information panels... Nevertheless we found it interesting, and good for some "effects" pictures. The atmosphere is a "Dan Brown - Angels&Demons" one. Be careful where you put your feet, wait for your eyes to get used to the dark.

Visited April 2014
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Underneath the Place du Forum in Arles this underground space is extraordinary. It is accessed via a door in the Town Hall and is open from 9.00am. I was the only visitor when I went and it was quite creepy, like a film set, dark, long vaults with pillars and old pieces of carved pillars set down on the ground.

Visited April 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“No explanations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We had no idea what to expect when we went in, and there was no information on the site at the front desk. It's just a huge underground support structure for the original forum. Very disappointing; give this one a pass.

Visited March 2014
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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Might be good to go with older children for a break”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

As many others commented.. it just wasn't well advertised or explained in the literature. There were a few 8+year olds that were having a blast running around. Imaginations were at work. If you have bought the Arles card or another discount, it might be worth it. Maybe if you need a cool walk. There is nowhere to stop and rest and it is dank and damp.
French officials need to improve this tourist spot...

Visited October 2013
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