Saint-Jean-de-Béré Church (Church of St. John the Baptist) was built in the 11th century. Its Baroque altarpiece (17th century) and listed statues give it all its charm, under the watchful eye of an “Eternal Father” originating from an old altarpiece and a Sainte Rita carved by Jean Fréour in 1950 in the beam of an old cider press.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.