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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Nick Porter (17 months ago)
A great city to stay lots of things to do champagne tasting and lots of bars and restaurants
Kevin Sadaj (2 years ago)
Fun place to see a concert in the summer! Many little places to eat and drink.
Payel Khan (2 years ago)
Nice place...
Thierry Salus (3 years ago)
An animated, lively square in the heart of Rheims. Some Roman ruins at the end of it, and medieval houses on the side. A good range of bars and restaurants
Cheri V (3 years ago)
What you see are Roman ruins called "Crypto Porticus" or Hidden Doorways/Passages. These were underground then. It is one of the five cryptoportici known to exist in the world and date to 3rd century BC!
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