Gennes Amphitheatre

Gennes, France

Remains of the Gallo-Roman amphitheatre date from the 2th century AD. The venue built for gladiator and huntings shows had originally seats for 5000 spectators.

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D70, Gennes, France
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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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www.megalithic.co.uk

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3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

beat shona (4 months ago)
Interesting Roman Ruins, unfortunately most of the structure has been dismantled, so you have to use your imagination at the site.
Alissa Angot (4 months ago)
Little lost corner, but we loved the place. There is a way to take a mini stroll to discover the site to better understand the remains. Really very pleasant. However, don't expect too much either. But otherwise, we were happy with the little detour.
Saskia Leendertse (6 months ago)
This is a fun and educational outing where you can, if you wish, walk a route over the highest ring of the theater and learn more about what used to happen here over 2000 years ago. Can be visited with children and dog and costs nothing. Enjoy the tranquility and this little piece of history.
Mél Vct (15 months ago)
To do, nice site
Valerie Decle (15 months ago)
Nice and shady
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