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November 12, 2011
From journal To Arles for Two Hours
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
July 13, 2008
From journal Antique Arles
July 12, 2008
April 12, 2004
The interior of the church is relatively simple. Although the church is not enormous, it may seem deceptively small due to the height of the vaulting. The most interesting feature is a 4th century early Christian sarcophagus (stone coffin), currently used as an altar.
To see the cloisters, exit the church, turn left, and walk about 20 meters. Go through the large gates and head back and to the right. Despite the feeling that you are trespassing, you will eventually find a sign pointing you to the cloisters. The four passages of the cloister open onto a square of sunny grass, ornamented with a few pink-flowering shrubs and a tree. It’s easy to imagine clerics strolling these corridors deep in contemplation. The cloisters are built partly in Romanesque style and partly in Gothic style, distinguishable by the more pronounced point at the top of the Gothic arches. If you wish you can take the stairs up to the second floor, but there’s nothing more to see up there but the cloisters from above and a better view of the church’s bell tower.
The church can be visited for free, but a visit to the cloisters will set you back €3.
From journal The Beating Heart of Historic Arles
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
June 15, 2002
From journal About in Arles