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

Thank G4510WCjohnl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Many restaurants from which to choose. Most restaurants were very good although most travelers and some guides mentioned to avoid the "so-called famous cafe de la nuit" restaurants-named after VanGogh.

Thank dlk4vr
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is a lovely square and of course there are many indications of Van Gogh's presence whilst he lived in the area. Although it's relaxing to sit and have a drink or meal at one of the many restaurants/bars in the square that's it really....More

Thank Sandie K
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The historic centre of town, and still the centre today. The square is crowded and, as you’d expect, very tourist-oriented. Plenty of places to eat and shop should you wish, but personally I would say have a quick look then move on and explore the...More

Thank Leacroft
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The whole city is extraordinary, but the place is unique! Small restaurants, souvenirs shops. Lavender smell all around!

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a very busy but pleasant square with rushed and sweaty waiters serving scores of tourists lunch in the centre. Great place for a drink and people watching although you will pay a premium. The square has connections to Van Gogh and is centrally...More

1  Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great place to visit and consists of Cafe Le Nuit and ice cream shops. Many restaurants and a great place to begin your trip

Thank Lionsmaine
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Café Terrace at Night, one of Van Gogh's most celebrated pictures is set here at the Place du Forum. The restaurant is now called Le Café La Nuit and sports the same yellow color depicted by Van Gogh in his painting. There is even a...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We stayed on the plaza, which is a lively place to be, many restaurants and bars line the space,there are lots of tour groups coming through the area to look at the Van Gogh restaurant opposite the Hotel de Forum, but we found a nice...More

1  Thank Plumesie
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Not a must see in a town with many sites. A square where the forum once was full of open air cafes. We did not eat here so cannot comment on the quality.

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