Les Alyscamps, Arles

#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Arles
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Ruin
Depicted frequently in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, Roman necropolis Les Alyscamps lies a short distance outside the walls of Arles. Founded by the Romans and taken over by Christians in the fourth century, this was Arles' main burial ground for nearly 1,500 years. Home to the tombs of martyr St. Genest and Arles' first bishop, this became a coveted resting place. Planning Arles trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • Les Alyscamps is a necropolis or cemetery in Arles. It is located some distance from the city centre and was the city's burial ground for about 1500 years, dating from the Roman times. In those times....  more »
  • This really is a must-see in Arles, if you are interested in the Roman history. It's quite something to realize how old these artifacts are. We visited on a miserable October day and were...  more »
  • An unusual and interesting place to visit, part of the old Roman cemetery with the remains of several more modern (medieval or later) religious structures. A long and thin layout, it is worth walking to the end just to soak up the atmosphere and see the number and variety of sarcophagi lining the path. Walking under the trees, you could be hundreds of years away from modern Arles!
  • Worth a visit but watch out for the very basic toilets!

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