Alyscamps is an ancient burial site and early Christian cemetery, along the terminal segment of the Aurelian Way from Rome. One of the most famous necropolises in the world, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments in Arles. As the city's main burial ground, it had several stone sarcophagi and elaborate memorials of the wealthy, some of which can now be seen in the Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques. Saints Genesius and Trophimus were among those buried here. The medieval Church of Saint Honoratus is at the south-east corner of the cemetery. Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin were both inspired by the landscape in Alyscamps to base some of their paintings here. Van Gogh painted the lane with tall poplars and sarcophagi in his Les Alyscamps pair of paintings, and createdanother pair of paintings entitled 'Falling Autumn Leaves' here. Gaugin chose to focus on the remarkable scenery in his Les Alyscamps.
Avenue des Alyscamps, 13200 Arles, France
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Alyscamps and Nearby Attractions on Map
Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques(1.5 km)
The Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques is an archeological museum exhibiting antique artifacts from Prehistoric times (2500 BC) to the end of Antiquity in the 6th century.
Arènes d'Arles(0.7 km)
The Roman Amphitheatre Arenes d'Arles is one of the major attractions in the city, dating back to 90 AD.
The Cryptoporticus of Arles is a subterranean gallery comprising 3 U-shaped double, parallel tunnels with pillars, built by the Romans to create a stable flat base for the Forum which lies in a naturally sloping area.
Cathedral of Saint-Trophime(0.7 km)
The Church of Saint Trophime, formerly a cathedral, is a 12th century Romanesque church noted for its Romanesque sculptures over the portal and in the adjoining cloisters.
Espace Van Gogh(0.9 km)
L'Espace Van Gogh is housed in the former hospital where Van Gogh was admitted during his stay in Arles after he cut off his ear partially.
Pont de Langlois(2.1 km)
Officially titled Pont de Reginel, the Pont de Langlois on the Bouc Canal is also known as Pont Van Gogh as it shot into international fame as the subject of several paintings by the eponymous artist.
Place de la Republique(0.8 km)
The 4th century Roman Obélisque d'Arles in the centre of the Place de la République is a symbol of the city, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman and Romanesque monuments in Arles.
Thermes de Constantin(1 km)
The Baths of Constantine or North Baths date back to the early 4th century, and are counted among the best preserved Roman baths in France.
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