Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime) Tours
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The Church of St. Trophime, or Eglise St-Trophime in French, is a masterpiece of 12th-century Romanesque architecture in the Provençal city of Arles, which is located on the banks of the River Rhône and on the doorstep of the wild, marshy Camargue. Along with the city’s many Roman remains, the church was UNESCO World Heritage-listed in 1981; it was constructed from pale-hued stone in the 11th and 12th centuries and dedicated to Trophime, who was an early bishop of Arles and later its patron saint.
Its magnificent, colonnaded Romanesque portal was restored in the late 20th century; its carvings depict the Last Judgment, with Christ overseeing anguished sinners being dragged down into Hell and the righteous ascending to Heaven. Statues of lions, the Apostles and other saints guard the entrance to the church, which is austere and symmetrical on the inside. The adjoining cloisters surround a tranquil garden and are a combination of Romanesque and late- Gothic architecture, with ornate columns and pillars covered with sculptures of biblical scenes and figures of saints.
The church’s chapter house has a long medieval hall with a vaulted ceiling and displays some Gobelin tapestries alongside occasional temporary exhibitions.
12 rue du Cloître, Arles. Church open daily 8.30am–6.30pm. Cloister: Nov–Feb daily 10am–5pm; Mar–Apr, Oct: daily 9am–6pm; May-Sept 9am–7pm. Admission is free.
Address: 12 Rue du Cloître, Arles 13200, France
Hours: Daily 8:30am-6:30pm
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime)
Discover the wonderful world of Van Gogh on a half-day tour of Provence from Avignon. Journey to Saint Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence to watch the audiovisual show of Les Carrières de Lumières" (show 2018 : Picasso). End in beautiful riverside Arles – the UNESCO-listed town that inspired Van Gogh to create some of his most famous works.
Along with Avignon’s highlights, there are many fascinating areas to explore nearby. On this full-day tour, you’ll make the most of your time, and travel in a private vehicle between dispersed attractions. Highlights includes Arles and its Roman monuments, the picturesque medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, and Saint Remy de Provence—where Van Gogh once lived. You’ll have no navigation worries as a guide will accompany you.
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What are Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime) hours of operation?
Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime) hours of operation: Daily 8:30am-6:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime)?
The best ways to experience Church of St. Trophime (Eglise St-Trophime) are:
- Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon
- Private Day Trip to Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Remy-de-Provence from Avignon
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