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Mars Gate

Place de la Republique, Reims, France
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Ranked #15 of 27 Attractions in Reims
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This widest remaining Roman Arch in the world, from 3 AD, is well worth the short visit needed to come and gaze at this historic monument. Beautiful.

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North Carolina
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This arch is truly amazing by the mere fact that it still exists from Roman days. It is very worn in many areas, but details in the arches are still visible.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the sightseeing points in the Reims walking trail are the roman ruins known as Mars Gate. It is a substantial piece of roman architecture and is remarkably well preserved. You can't fail to find the Mars Gate if you have been to the large covered market as the Gate is behind the market and close to the tram... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Really interesting spot. Reims was heavily bombed in the war and the memorial nearby is quite a spot. The gate you can see the damage.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The english plaque lacked detail but the french info was very interesting - the structure itself is immense and any history enthusiast should like it!

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Acton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very little of Rome is left in Reims and this is the biggest piece. It is interesting and if you spend the time to squint closely at it you can make out some of the decorations.

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Texas
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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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