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Didn't love this one. Dark underground tunnels, without much else. Maybe a nice thing to do in the summer, but I cannot recommend. So many great things to see - don't waste your time unless you're hot and crypts are really your thing.
The entrance to the Cryptoportiques is from the town hall. It is really worth a visit to see how the Romans built the foundations for their buildings and squares. It is quite large and has been used for many things since being constructed.
If you've toured any antiquities, this is nothing special. There's not much to see under there. It's a cellar with some pieces of broken of Roman columns. Also it's too dark to see what little is there.
An unusual place to visit, dark and a little dank, but you can still see the chisel marks in the stone, it is understandably un weathered. If stones could talk this would have a story to tell.. very atmospheric.
There’s perhaps not a huge amount to see here, but it’s fascinating just to understand the history. It’s included in the Avantage/Liberté passes so worth a look if you have one of those, although otherwise it may be one for the hardcore history buffs!
The Cryptoportiques do seem quite bare, but apparently the thinking is that they were basically the substructure for the Forum built above them. The structures are very interesting and the side chambers are also very interesting. Loved the detail on the stonework which has pretty...More
I love things which are a bit quirky and different and this fits the bill perfectly. The entrance is a bit tricky to find as it's situated in the Town Hall. You then descend about 100 stairs into the Cryptoportiques. I entirely agree with those...More
I have always been fascinated by Roman history, and the basement is a delightful find. While some reviews may describe it as “boring”, my husband, 12yr old son and I found it quite interesting. This large gallery of rooms along the forum, was built, according...More
According to the brochure I picked up, the only days that the Arles Museums (which includes the cryptoportiques) are closed are 1st Jan, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December, otherwise they are open. Opening hours vary... More
According to the brochure I picked up, the only days that the Arles Museums (which includes the cryptoportiques) are closed are 1st Jan, 1st May, 1st November and 25th December, otherwise they are open. Opening hours vary according to months: 9am-6pm April to October, 9am to 7pm May to September, and 10am to 5pm November to March.