Cryptoporticus

Reims, France

The Cryptoporticus of Reims is is a very well preserved third century AD Roman passageway. At the time, Reims was a Gallo-Roman town known as Durocortorum.

Like other structures of this kind, the Cryptoporticus of Reims was a semi-subterranean arched passageway, the roof of which would have been a walkway. It would have been one of three such passageways surrounding the forum of Durocortorum.

The Cryptoporticus of Reims is an excellent example of this type of Roman architecture, particularly as it is so very well preserved.

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Place du Forum 6, Reims, France
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Founded: 200-300 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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Thomas Cliett (16 months ago)
Don't expect this to be a museum. It is a wonderfully excavated Roman ruin and definitely worth the free visit. Make 10 minutes during your trip to Reims to come here.
Nancy Fink (2 years ago)
Interesting Gallo-Roman ruins. Best in sunshine.
Alexandra Dixon Heaton (2 years ago)
Beautiful suntrap as well on a warm balmy evening.
Simon Trahar (2 years ago)
Free Roman crypt. Old grain store. Love history love this. 10-15 mins visit.
Ovadia Cohen (2 years ago)
Nice place. Not alot to see. They did not had broshore in english
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