We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cryptoportiques

Rue Balze, Arles, France
+33 4 90 49 36 74
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Unusual Roman remains

The foundations of the forum were designed as a horseshoe shaped set of arches now some six meters... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christie G
via mobile
There isn't much to see

This was included in my combi-ticket. There isn't a huge amount to see but it is worth going there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
agsiul2013
,
Galway, Ireland
Read all 503 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roman forum” (15 reviews)
“town hall” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Rue Balze, Arles, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 4 90 49 36 74
Write a Review
Reviews (503)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The foundations of the forum were designed as a horseshoe shaped set of arches now some six meters below modern ground level. An intriguing and unusual location presented as crypts.

Thank Christie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was included in my combi-ticket. There isn't a huge amount to see but it is worth going there as the area covered it quite big with lots of little nooks and crannies. They had information at the desk in English. Do check it out.

Thank agsiul2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I had an excellent time exploring this underground area and pondering what exactly it had been used for, and how it lined up with the city above us. Both of us are fans of Roman history, and we got a real kick...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Not the most exciting thing to do, but at least you walk through historical vaults under the city. A bit pricy for what it is...only took us 30 minutes!

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

What a brilliant place! We were amazed to find this massive underground series of tunnels under the old roman forum.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Incredibly hard to find! You actually access this place by going into the town hall. It is a vast underground area with little to see other than the fact it exists. As part of the day pass, it is worth going to but I wouldn't...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Glad the flashlight in my phone was working. just arches that support the forum above. cost (€3.50), is not worth wandering around in the dark.

Thank chrizdix
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Entrance through Town Hall. The underground forum is part of the UNESCO listed structures. It's Roman and it has kept one of its original purposes: a low temperature for the storage of goods. A cool walk in hot Arles.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The scale of the cryptoportiques situated under the Hotel de Ville will blow your mind. Worth a visit as you step back in time to Roman Arles

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Accessed via the Hotel de Ville, these huge amazing Roman remains right under the main square and many of the buildings of Arles are well worth visiting (3.50 euros). Very dimly lit, damp and very atmospheric, no one is sure what the Cryptoporticus was built...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Factory Republique
309 reviews
.06 km away
Jardin Des Arts
493 reviews
.08 km away
Glacier ARELATIS
196 reviews
.07 km away
Le Rendez-Vous
76 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
465 reviews
.19 km away
Eglise St-Trophime
591 reviews
.10 km away
Espace Van Gogh
606 reviews
.14 km away
Theatre Antique
871 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cryptoportiques staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit