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Address: Route de Menigoute, 86600 Sanxay, France
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+33 5 49 53 61 48
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Between the 1st and 4th century, Sanxay was an important centre for cures...

Between the 1st and 4th century, Sanxay was an important centre for cures and pilgrimages placed under the protection of two divinities. Set in the verdant valley of the Vonne, the remains of the largest buildings (temples, amphitheatre, thermal baths) located throughout a 19-hectare site make the site one of the best preserved and most interesting of the monuments belonging to Gallo-Roman times. Open: > 15th May to 15th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 16th September to 14th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed: > Saturdays from 16th September to 14th May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Unexpected large and interesting site

I wasn't expecting a site of such extent - apparently covering 15 hectares and largely unknown. It was really interesting to look around and try to envisage it in its prime. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
Helene M
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I wasn't expecting a site of such extent - apparently covering 15 hectares and largely unknown. It was really interesting to look around and try to envisage it in its prime. The site staff were very pleasant and helpful but the site could benefit hugely from some updating of information and cross-referencing to the info booklet lent to visitors. It... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Cutting cross country for Angouleme to Parthanay,we kept seeing signs for this site and our route took us unexpectedly to the site Gallo-Romaine. We couldn't resist stopping and spent nearly 2 hours here. It was truly superb and the lady most helpful. The site was closed for work but still accessible to the public and as there was no guide... More 

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Vaux-Rouillac, France
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wonderful venue for open air staging of great operas. Great acoustics and views from every angle. Only be prepared to walk through uneven fields from the car parks a sloping distance away from the stage site.

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Yalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Lovely little place. In true French style, nobody else around, 5 euros 50 to enter (children free). We brought cakes and drinks, and had a leisurely wander around. The baths and theatre were very interesting, the Temple was a little harder to visualise for the children. A few books and trinkets sold in the ticket office. Perfect place for spending... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We visited here with a very young child still in a buggy yet we still managed to get around. Wonderful site to visit, even if just to have a wander around the grounds. The baths were amazing.

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Couhe, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

The Roman baths are very special. We also attended the opera there this year and the ambiance was very special although the cost was rather hefty for the area at the top of the Roman theatre.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We have often driven past this site on our way to friends but finally decided to pay a visit during a recent trip. The site is spread across 3 different areas and each one shows much detail of how they looked in their hey-day, especially the baths which are stunning archaeological examples of Roman engineering! Enjoy the experience and visit... More 

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Deux-Sevres, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

This is a site of three Gallo-Roman structures for exploring at your leisure with a guide leaflet. Every summer there is an open-air, night time opera with an excellent professional orchestra and singers. It is a magical experience !

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Poitiers, France
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stunning location and well worth a visit- bring a picnic.

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Southern England
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90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

This is a surprising large site with some substantial ruins, which visitors can just wander around and marvel at How something this size came about in this relatively remote site.

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