The oldest remains of Bordeaux, the Palais Gallien designates the Roman amphitheater of Burdigala, the 2nd century, which still has beautiful arches, a monumental door and structural elements. A large part of the site occupied by the building is now covered with houses. During the the French Revolution, parts of the building will then be demolished to allow the sale of lots of land and the construction of homes. The remaining vestiges will be classified and confirmed only from 1840. The name of 'Palace Gallien' is the fruit of several legends and confusions around the origin and the dating of the ruins.



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

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Adam T (5 months ago)
Quiet place with interesting historical significance. The ruins have information printed on one side of the area. Printed in french, English and Spanish. Worth a visit as it’s not too far from the main city streets.
Tessa Arnold (7 months ago)
You can view the ruins on two sides. On one side there are some signs with information. The ruins consist of an entrance to an amfitheater that was build in the 3rd century.
Jodi Bart (9 months ago)
If you are interested in ancient Roman building, this is a short 10 minute walk from Central Bordeaux.
Steve C (9 months ago)
I fell in love with this chiquita from Camden , SC, USA. She was on the AMA Dolce river cruise with us. Sadly, she was married. Y’alld never guess her age. I hope she sees this.
Theresa Hoban (10 months ago)
This reflects the true ancient part of the city and is humbling because it makes you realize we are here on this planet for only a blink of an eye. Go to this spot and sit and reflect.
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