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Mars Gate

Place de la Republique, Reims, France
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Ranked #13 of 26 attractions in Reims
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 attraction reviews
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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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
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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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