Brion Gallo-Roman Theatre

Saint-Germain-d'Esteuil, France

Brion Gallo-Roman Theatre was had a capacity of 2500-3000 people. The fortified house was built to the foundations of theatre in the Middle Ages.

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The site is sadly in desperate need of care. The ruins are quite amazing and they deserve more attention and upkeep than they get


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Founded: 1st-3rd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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3.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Cédric D (16 months ago)
An interesting site that mixes several different eras. Panels explain the locations of the buildings, a nice circuit allows you to browse the different points of interest. Only downside the path has been redone but it is chaotic.
LAZZ Did (Lazzdid) (3 years ago)
Too bad the site is abandoned. The tall grass masks the remains. Free of course, but the discovery side of the site is limited.
Gareth Williams (4 years ago)
The ruins are in surprisingly good condition, it's a shame the site itself isn't kept in a better state. There's kind of a path that you can walk along but really it's just that the grass has been cut back, so it's not disabled-friendly. The signs around the site are faded and difficult to read too. It's a shame as it's an interesting place to visit and there are no restrictions so you can stand on the actual ruins. Worth a visit if you're in the area, but not worth a detour otherwise.
Thomas Allen (5 years ago)
Weird. What could be a really interesting location is, to the naked eye, just some vestigial ruins in a field. But dig a little deep and it can be appreciated. Some areas previously excavated have been covered over to protect them. There are some information panels, sadly a couple are now faded to the point of being illegible. The site is in the middle of nowhere (these days!) and is completely open to the elements. No fences, no gates, no people.
adam watts (5 years ago)
Not much to see but it's a nice place for walks
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