Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre of Saintes

Interesting
The amphiteheatre owes a large part of its charm to the vegetation which has invaded the hillside tiers. This huge (126m x 102m) structure, created during the reign of Claudius in the early 1C, could accommodate around 15,000 spectators. From a crevice halway up the tiers on the southern side flows Ste-Eustelle fountain, at the place where a young disciple of Saint Eutropius was decapitated.

Useful information

Address:

20 rue Lacurie, 17100 Saintes

Phone:

+33 5 46 97 73 85

Price:

4 € (-19 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

May-Sep: 10am-7pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5pm, Sun 2pm-5.30pm

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