Thermae of Constantine

Arles, France

The Thermae of Constantine (Baths of Constantine), the Roman bathing complex, dates from the 4th century AD. Of the once-extensive series of buildings, which resembled a palace, only the Caldarium (warm bath) and parts of the Hypocaust (underfloor heating) and the Tepidarium (warm air room) remain. The Thermae of Constantine has been listed as World Heritage Sites since 1981.

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Founded: 300-400 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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www.arles-guide.com

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Dorottya Csonka (2 years ago)
Nice and quiet place. No toilets. Amazing that how big that bath was.
Caroline Findlay (2 years ago)
Least impressive of all the wonderful sites in Arles. There isn’t really much too see, and what there is has been rebuilt/modified - so it’s not particularly authentic. There’s a couple of information boards giving descriptions of how the baths would have looked/been. But in my honest opinion, if this ‘site’ hadn’t been included in my City Pass and I’d paid to visit, I would have been bitterly disappointed! Don’t waste your money or your time - not unless you fancy reading a couple of notice boards to kill some time.
Mina Ghobrial (2 years ago)
excellent, one of arles's oldest monuments
Rita Kao (2 years ago)
Another Roman relic In Arles. Please imagine Roman having bath here. Quite interesting!
Mark Lynch (2 years ago)
Wonderful example of a Roman Thermal bath. Only part remains, but what exists displays the size of the vaulted ceilings. Note, too, the alternating use of brick and cement to construct the walls and vaults. Be sure to look at the "hypocaust", or heat vents, which channeled heat from fires to heat the pools. One of the best examples I have seen in my travels.
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