Les Alyscamps - Arles

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Les Alyscamps - Arles HISTORY

Les Alyscamps in the town of Arles in Provence is a site imbued with historical and religious importance. Originally an Ancient Roman necropolis where prominent figures were laid to rest, most of the thousands of strewn sarcophagi which crowd together in Les Alyscamps actually date back to medieval times.

From the fourth to the twelfth century, Les Alyscamps was a prestigious Christian burial ground, with several bishops having been buried there as well as Saint Genesius. The eleventh century saw the construction of St. Honorat Priory by Les Alyscamps, as a result of which it became a part of the famous Santiago de Compostela route. This was a Christian pilgrimage to the church of Santiago de Compostela in Spain which travelled through France.

Today, visitors can walk through the site to see its many tombs and gravestones, most of which are in a fairly poor state, but which together form a hauntingly pretty sight. To see the better preserved of these tombs, go to Arles Archaeological Museum. Les Alyscamps is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage listing of Arles.

Les Alyscamps - Arles TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Les Alyscamps - Arles

Les Alyscamps is located in Arles in Provence, which is 30km southeast of Nimes via route A54. By train from Nimes, Arles is a 25 min. train journey, 20 min. from Avignon.

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Les Alyscamps - Arles OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Open daily. A €9 ticket gets entry to Les Alyscamps plus four other Arles sites. Unlimited entry to site for 1 year for €13.

Les Alyscamps - Arles HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Les Alyscamps - Arles
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name:  -
Country: France
Period: Ancient Rome
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Date: 300AD - 399AD
City/Town: Arles
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Resorts: Arles,

CONTACT DETAILS

Les Alyscamps - Arles ADDRESS

Avenue des Alyscamps, 13200 Arles, France

Les Alyscamps - Arles PHONE NUMBER

+33 4 90 49 36 74

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