Fréjus Roman Aqueduct

Fréjus, France

The aqueduct of Fréjus was built in the middle of the first century after the ramparts were in place. It functioned for 450 years until the 5th century. It is 42 km long, with a difference in altitude between the highest spring of Neïssoun and the castellum aquae in the city of 481 m. The aqueduct runs mostly in a covered conduit for 36.4 km and for 1.8 km on bridges and 500 m on walls. Large parts of the aqueduct are still well preserved.

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Founded: c. 50 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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www.romanaqueducts.info

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User Reviews

Tom Claassen (5 months ago)
Everything is renovated, the old style is replaced with concrete walls. If you walk inside you can still see some walls from the old times. Not really worth it.
Anne Campbell (6 months ago)
a 2000 year old Roman Amphitheater in continuous use- if you miss this, you're crazy
remo weber (11 months ago)
Either rebuild the theatre in the old roman style as looked like back in the days or leave the ruins as the are. But the way they built ugly concreate on to the old walls is an insult to the history this site is telling and to the poeple who built it....
Holly Newton (17 months ago)
Very quiet and reasonable price to enter too, not a great deal to read when walking around and they have tried to keep it open by using lots of concrete which is abit of a shame as it takes away from the historic parts
Barry Edmonds (17 months ago)
If you want to see a wonderful example of a Roman amphitheatre this is not it. It is really the site of an amphitheatre that is now a modern concrete construction that has some of the architecture remaining. Go to Arles, where the museum and amphitheatre are superb.
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