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Amphitheatre de Saintes

Rue Lacurie, 17100 Saintes, France
+33 5 46 97 73 85
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Worth a visit

This is a lovely spot. We visited on a weekday morning in October and almost had the place to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary P
Auburn, CA
free from the outside with lots of parking

Unless you are a real expert/archaeologist , you can get the full sense of the of the amphitheatre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saintes, France
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Rue Lacurie, 17100 Saintes, France
+33 5 46 97 73 85
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely spot. We visited on a weekday morning in October and almost had the place to ourselves. A much smaller scale than the mighty Roman coliseum but there is something to be said for no crowds and lines, serenity, a beautiful setting,...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a real expert/archaeologist , you can get the full sense of the of the amphitheatre, one of the most complete, (and still used for events) in France or Britain, free from the outside. Easy to imagine the history and the events taking...More

Thank Paulblanc1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

you can walk around the outside of this attraction and (arguably) see as much as if you had paid to enter. Worth a look either way.

Thank MDH_CoClare
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We own and run gites in Le Gicq, so we visited Saintes so we could advise our guest's. It us really a hidden gem, free parking, we found it easy to find. We explored it with a 3 year old and we bought him a...More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Fascinating place - beautifully preserved. Really interesting for the children - but could have done with a little more information on site. Lovely site.

Thank 3kidslondon99
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited with friends in 2016 and returned with our family in 2017. Our grandson thoroughly enjoyed the visit, imagining what might have taken place in the arena.

Thank REV000
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A little gem outside Saintes. There is lots of parking available, both outside and in side-streets. The shop stocks books and postcards as well as other Roman-related gifts. There is an A4 laminated sheet that explains the site in English. Very worth a visit if...More

Thank UKadvice
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting site to see the scale of the amphitheater. In one tunnel that you can't go very far down it is interesting to see the scale and size of the impressive structure and what was behind the scenes. Shame that this isn't possible to see...More

Thank JulesW18
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went here with 3 children and spent a lovely couple of hours listening to the audio tour and finding little lizards. Nice cold drink in the cafe and a quick browse through the gift shop. Very interesting listening to the audio tour, giving different points...More

Thank RachelMur
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A great visit and a real find, we stayed in Saintes as a half way stop down to the deepest south of France. It's a lovely town and lots of sites of historical interest. The roman amphitheatre is a great place to visit, we walked...More

Thank DJRDevon
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