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Well worth a visit

Simply the Ruins of a large Roman Amphitheater, no real attempt to give it mass appeal or visual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendypgeorge
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Interesting visit

Impressively large amphitheatre forms in a volley about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Saintes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike P
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All reviews worth a visit audio guide roman amphitheatre tucked away small cafe piece of history cup of coffee ticket office town centre back in the day lots of parking entrance fee interesting place little gem lovely site another couple several languages
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the Ruins of a large Roman Amphitheater, no real attempt to give it mass appeal or visual interpretations and probably all the better for that. Lovely stroll through the city to find these ruins.

Thank Wendypgeorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here annually when my son was little. He’d talk from the middle of the theatre and it could be heard at the top 20 years later this place is just as amazing. A must visit for all in the area. Modest entrance...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressively large amphitheatre forms in a volley about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Saintes. A modest entry fee -4 euros. Plenary of information including in English. Rather a gruesome roman pastime watching slaves, felonies and gladiators put to death. Perhaps some light relief...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

My first visit although have lived near by for 12 years, a very interesting place. Very well preserved, you can imagine what went on all those years ago. A small cafe on site, which makes a very good cup of coffee, the staff are very...More

Thank 979paul
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is definite recommendation if you are in the area of Saintes. It's one of the most complete amphitheatres you are likely to find and it's easy to park outside the ticket office or to walk from the town. There's enough standing to see exactly...More

Thank SALOPIAN1967
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This must be top of the list of sights to see if you are anywhere near Saintes. Very atmospheric ! You can almost sense the gladiators waiting to come out to fight! Admission only 4€ per person - audio guides extra. Highly recommended

Thank Marza55
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A bit of a walk from town,Also you have to pay to get in...It has historic value and is interesting....

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Ashamed to say that we didn't pay to go in because you get an amazing view of the site from the road. If you haven't visited an amphitheatre before I'm sure it's well worth the 4 euro fee, but in truth we have seen quite...More

Thank CathyGilman
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’m not normally into Roman ruins but this Amphitheatre was really interesting. The entry fee was E4 and they provided a very interesting fact sheet which really brought the place to life. It’s still in good condition and you can really get feel for how...More

Thank 518rosemary
Reviewed 15 August 2018

An excellent audio guide helped us to interpret this Roman amphitheatre. Spend time sitting there and imagine the spectacle you would have seen.

Thank CZLB
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donnarhi303
20 May 2018|
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Response from Betsy W | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but I do not recall seeing any signs prohibiting dogs
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Susan S
14 April 2018|
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Response from Sharlene C | Reviewed this property |
We walked there from our accommodation so not sure about parking. The views of the amphitheatre can be seen from the highest point near the entrance so no need to climb. Good pathways.
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janerosenfeld
26 January 2018|
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Response from DJRDevon | Reviewed this property |
In the summer months I believe it was open from around about 9-6pm
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