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Beside the Charente together with some other bits of Roman masonry. Worth a visit. Very helpful... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Dover, United Kingdom
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Right beside the river.

Very impressive Arch .Not much more to say really as its very accessible from the road....I think... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Brian H
Chorley, United Kingdom
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All reviews tourist office charente river middle of town overlooking the river a stones throw well worth a visit roman times amazing roman monument arc riverbank emperor banks bridge stonework importance sites
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Approaching the Arc during the daytime there was the impression from afar that it has been suspended by the ropes - an allusion of a ship or so. By coming closer I realized it is an installation the purpose of which is unveiled fully if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Saila
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Beside the Charente together with some other bits of Roman masonry. Worth a visit. Very helpful tourist office is next door

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikep318
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very impressive Arch .Not much more to say really as its very accessible from the road....I think it was the setting for a concert the previous evening as there were chairs round the monument.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CZLB
Reviewed July 14, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lbj17
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoshColby
Reviewed June 2, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cormie40
Reviewed May 27, 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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Aphaia
Reviewed May 22, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anselmo A
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