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I went in not knowing exactly what I was about to see other than another old religious building no longer serving the purpose for which it was originally built.
As I walked through I could not help but feel a sense of calm.
You have to look for this place off Place de Republique. Its off a nondescript gravelly courtyard next to the church. Weather has taken its toll on the statuary but a cloister is always cool. Note the slab rock roof when you go to the...More
Entrance to this is not obvious on Place de Republique but it is well worth hunting it out. It is an amazing Cloister where you can walk out on the balcony above it, seeing the traditional stone roofs as well as a great view down...More
This was one of several very pleasant and interesting sites in Arles. With a Pass Avantage you can see most of them at a discounted price of 16 Euros and it's well worth it. The cloister is both Romanesque and gothic and one corridor in...More
Spent quiet hour or so in Church ( next door) and cloisters. Beautiful sculptures square and cells and chapels with art exhibits in season. Nice roof top walk too ( not to scary) . Good value and very interesting.
We just finished a tour of the Amphitheatre with an English guide and were surprised to see him arrive to give us a tour here too. It is advised to have an expert explain the eras and architectural styles of the Cloister.
Old convents ar usually quite imnpressive, this one more than most. The cloisters are just fantastic, so harmonious and neautiful. The chapels and rooms are used for exhibitions during the photo festival and offer a superb frame for the works