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Place de la République

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Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

The slender, expressive saints of St-Trophime overlook the wide steps that attract sunners and foot-weary travelers who enjoy the modern perspective over this broad urban square, flanked by the classical symmetry of the 17th-century Hôtel de Ville. This noble Italianate landmark is the work of the great 17th-century Parisian architect François Mansart (as in mansard roofs); a passageway allows you to cut through its graceful vestibule from rue Balze. The obelisk, of Turkish marble, used to stand in the Gallo-Roman cirque and was hauled here in the 18th century.

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Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Published 10/16/2017


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