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Friday, 7 July 2017

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments,France.


Arles is a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. It has some impressive Roman monuments, of which the earliest – the arena, the Roman theatre and the subterranean galleries – date back to the 1st century B.C. During the 4th century Arles experienced a second golden age, as attested by the baths of Constantine and the necropolis of Alyscamps. In the 11th and 12th centuries, Arles once again became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean. Within the city walls, Saint-Trophime, with its cloister, is one of Provence's major Roman monuments.
My French friend Sylvain sent this nice card with beautiful stamp.Thank you very much.
Date of Inscription: 1981
Ref: 164
2017 Stamp- The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, 1867-1936.



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