Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Welcome to Rome Across Europe!

It’s time to take a look at another UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Last week we were in Austria to uncover the Hallstatt -Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape.

Today we’re headed to France as we check out Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments!

Arles is a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments, of which the earliest – the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries) – date back to the 1st Century BC.

During the 4th  Century AD, Arles experienced another golden age, as attested by the Thermae Constantinianae (Baths of Constantine) and the necropolis of Alyscamps. In the 11th and 12th Centuries, Arles once again became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean.

Within the city walls, Saint-Trophime, with its cloister, is one of Provence’s major Romanesque monuments.

 

How This Relates to Rome:

The protected area covers 161 acre. The following buildings are located within this area:

Till next time, Don’t Stop Rome-ing!

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