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Re-built arch but still stunning

This arch was moved a few hundred years ago - you can see the joins! However, it is still an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
A local landmark

The arch is located on the riverbank, close to the Tourist Information office. Brief information... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Quai de la Charente, Saintes, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This arch was moved a few hundred years ago - you can see the joins! However, it is still an amazing Roman structure.

Thank CZLB
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The arch is located on the riverbank, close to the Tourist Information office. Brief information is provided at the arch, but the leaflet from the tourist office was more helpful. The arch would be better if anti-pigeon measures were taken.

Thank lbj17
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Looking impressive on the banks of the river Charente close by the museum is well worth a visit. Sit and have a coffee and admire the view

Thank cbpsaha
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

A lovey arch, that sits quite picturesquely alongside the riverbank, adding to the skyline. Very archlike.

Thank JoshColby
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is by the river so on a sunny day you can sit there and watch the boats go by and turn round and there is this beautiful structure along with other ruins. A cafe would be beneficial as the tourist information is only a...More

Thank cormie40
Reviewed 27 May 2018

No entry fee, just a walk by the river and there it is! It has survived in good condition from Roman times, and the people of Saintes have obviously understood its importance for almost 2000 years. What a treasure!

Thank Aphaia
Reviewed 23 May 2018

According to history, Saintes was founded as a city upon the roman domination in the region, and this monument was erected as a proof of the roman power. It stands as of today, almost 2000 years later. Although impressive, the area where this monument is...More

Thank Anselmo A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Arch of Germanicus stands on the banks of the Charente overlooking the river and the town. It is very imposing and stands outside the small but perfectly formed Musee of Archaeology. It is worth visiting the Arch, then walking to the gardens and walking...More

1  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The interesting history of the ancient city of Saintes in Charente Maritime would not be complete with understanding the history of this magnificent arc de triumph. How it was displaced to build the new bridge is in itself another marvelous story.

Thank Kourosh B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It stands in a park by the river in the middle of town, parking easy, very decorative, worth 5 minutes of anyone's time.

Thank RedHeadPeter
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