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Mars Gate

Place de la Republique, Reims, France
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Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Reims
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's hard to imagine seeing and touching something that was built by the Romans, but it's possible in Reims. To see it takes very little time, it's within walking distance (5-7 blocks) of some hotels and the retail/dining area, and it's free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Porte is easily taken for granted by many visitors and residents of Reims, but it is a unique structure that provides a glimpse into history and the origins of civilization. The design embellishments are fascinating as is the construction.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sadly there is little info at the site about this masterpiece of roman architecture, the one remaining out of four monumental city gates. But go there, stop your car like a frenchman and have a look, take a picture and read more about it on french wikipedia. Reims was a major roman city in Northern Gaul.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Mars Gate is about a 5-8 minute walk from the Reims train station and worth a few minutes for a photo op

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you have never been to Reims it just sort of appears out of nowhere. We had a guide point it out on the bus, otherwise we could have missed it. Worth a quick stop or at least a drive by. Close to the train station.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Porte Mars, across the street from this stone ruin. Unfortunately, there is no plaque explaining what it is. I can easily imagine that it is from Roman times, and it is nicely lit at night by flood lights, but it would be nice to have more information!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you're not interested in ancient Rome, the Mars Gate, which dates from the 3rd century AD, probably won't be of much interest. But for the rest of you, it is definitely worth a visit. There are three arches all by their lonesome on one side of a little park, and the stonework is badly worn, and there are unfortunately... More

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Central Coast California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This was located right across the street from our hotel. Very interesting to look at. Also it appears to have what I surmise as bullet holes in it. So you have history from Roman times and WWI?

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Farnborough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

From a distance it doesn't look like much but there still remains some very good detail if studied closely. It must have been a really impressive gateway.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The place just draws you in, it's only a few arches but seeing the bullet holes just makes you think of the sacrifice of the soldiers

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