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Roman Amphitheatre - Saintes
- Roman Amphitheatre - Saintes
- Alt Name:
- Les arènes - Saintes
- Ancient Rome
- 0AD - 99AD
- Saintes, La Rochelle,
- Arch of Germanicus, The Colosseum ,
Leptis Magna, La Maison Carrée,
about Roman Amphitheatre - Saintes
The Roman Amphitheatre in Saintes is a 1st century AD construction built around 40AD during the reign of Emperor Claudius.
Saintes was then known as Mediolanum Santonum and was a thriving Roman settlement in modern day France which was founded around 20BC. The amphitheatre itself would have had space for several thousand spectators and would have been the venue for ancient Roman games.
Along with the Arch of Germanicus, the Roman Amphitheatre in Saintes gives visitors a glimpse of the historic ancient Roman city and is certainly worth a visit for anyone exploring the area.
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Address: Les arènes, Avenue des Arenes, Saintes, France
Phone: 05 46 97 73 85
The Roman Amphitheatre in Saintes is about 2 miles from Saintes station which is located on Place de la Gare.
Oct-May: 10am – 5pm (closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm) daily except Sundays. Jun-Oct: Daily 10am – 8pm. Closed on public holidays. Entry to the Roman Amphitheatre costs: Adults €3; Children free. Tours and audio guides are available.
There is a tearoom and shop on site.
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