The Cryptoportico of the Forum is a double u-shaped underground gallery that was built by the Romans around 25 BC. Visitors can access the Cryptoportico via a tunnel that leads from the Arles Town Hall (Hotel de Ville).

It was the public square or marketplace in the ancient Roman city - the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.

The Cryptoportico are the underground galleries - all that is left of the original Forum.

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Région: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Département: Bouches-du-Rhône
Commune: Arles
Photographer: Malcolm Reynard - personal website