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Triumphal Arch

Orange, France
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A good walk from the Roman Theatre the Arch is a well preserved partly renovated Roman triumphant arch that dominates the vista at the entry to the old city. Collect information on the arch from the tourist office as an explanation is useful to explain the meaning of the various design elements. For its age its in remarkable condition and... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've seen a few Roman triumphal arches over the years - but this is a most interesting one - with carvings and decorations that are still in good condition, and with a range of unusual local themes. There is a car park right next to the arch - which makes a visit by car very easy.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

A bit further up the road from the Theatre but worth the stroll. Amazing that it's still there, but still impressive. Stuck out on its own really but in its day it would have been huge in amongst a the small roman villas.

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Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The arch has survived but it has seen better days. Most of the details and inscriptions have faded out. It is very close to the roman theater, but you can walk there in about 15 min. The arches in Rome are far much better.

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SE England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What can you say about a roman archway that has survived so long and looks fantastic: the carvings; state of preservation; centralised on a large roundabout.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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NY
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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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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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