Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments World Heritage Site

Official name
Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments | UNESCO
Country
France
Continent
Europe
Location
43.6776° Lat, 4.6306° Lon
Code
164
Time Zone
Europe/Paris, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1981. 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 B.C. During the 4th century Arles experienced a second golden age, as attested by the 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.