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Triumphal Arch

Orange, France
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Adelaide, Australia
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

You can imagine Napoleon saying "I want one like this, only much, much bigger". This is the little brother of l'Arc in Paris, only about 1,700 years older, and in reasonable condition for its age. At the northern end of town, about 1 km from the amphitheatre, but easy to access by car with plenty of free parking. No admission... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Most people think of the 19th century arch in Paris. at l'Étoile, when an Arc de Triomphe is mentioned. The Arc in Orange is quite different: it was built by the Romans 20 centuries ago. It is easily accessible: just walk or drive to it, cross the street to the inside of the round point and have fun. The arch... More

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Russell, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A beautiful arch in very good condition with some excellent carvings. Parking available close by. Well worth a visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When our group arrived in Orange in Vaucluse department, in south east France, first thing We planned to see was the Triumphal Arch. That isn't so far from the famous Theatre Antique d'Orange. Around was the little park, the grass, the cobbled stone, the mediterranean trees and all these in not so big square. Beautifully carved arches of the monument... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very impressive monument, preserved in it's original location. Good explanation given on informative panels.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Only a short walk from the arena at Orange and well worth it. Essentially it is a beautiful archway on what amounts to a traffic island, but don't let that put you off. Cross the road with care, and you can walk all around and under the arch - there's a fair bit of scrubby grass around it too so... More

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Kent, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Triumphal Arch in Orange is well worth a short visit. In very good condition overall, I am not sure what i think about restoration efforts of some of the panels. While I am sure the restorations are absolutely accurate, they took a bit away from my experience of contemplating the remarkable permanence and preservation of an almost 2000 year... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We left the roman amphitheatre and walked the ten minutes through small sleepy streets to see this ancient archway. I think because the amphithreatre, museum and tourist office are all next to one another, this place gets overlooked especially if you have to be mindful of parking timing. As one reviewer said, the town could make more of this archway... More

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We really appreciated the walk to this site from the old Roman theatre, seeing parts of Orange along the way. So amazing to be able to visit structures that are 2000 years old and counting!

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Kampen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This piece of Roman history is definately something you must see. Especially when also visiting the theatre. It is located just outside the city centre but it is only a short walk there, which is definately worth it. There is no information about the building on the spot. However we visited this place with a guide who could tell us... More

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