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Address: Place de la Republique, Reims, France

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Then you saw it, now you don't

The Porte Mars is under wraps, and there is nothing to see. In Italy, they would have had a large picture of the monument on the wraps, but this is not Italy. So, nothing to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
GCW56
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Lorient, France
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Melbourne
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is currently undergoing renovation and is totally enclosed. Also the nearby market (open Wednesday) had only a few stalls open mid-week,

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Lorient, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Porte Mars is under wraps, and there is nothing to see. In Italy, they would have had a large picture of the monument on the wraps, but this is not Italy. So, nothing to see, but this is a good thing as it means that the city has finally understood the need to preserve this unique monument. Whilst awaiting... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,771 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Sadly the whole thing is under renovation lime most monuments in Reims now including the Notre Dame Cathedral. This place seems pretty neat and cute but definitely do not waste your time there for now.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We wanted to see this gate after dinner but were very disappointed to find it being covered for renovation:( Will be for our next visit.

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West Chester, PA
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192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were able to see portions of the gate through the scaffolding when we were there. The good news is that it is being restored - it would have been satisfactory if there was some curation or kiosk placing it in history or details of the restoration. We love to check out Roman structures and their history when traveling.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

And they are not kidding. This attraction is fully covered and the public has no access at all to such a significant piece of roman history. One understands the need for restoration, but is disappointing when one has travelled such a long distance not to be able to see anything at all.

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Green Valley, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The city is in the process of "renewing" this gate which dates from the Romans. Do not know when it will be finished.

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Thank Cy G
Warwick, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

As above. Finally being renovated/ repaired and is currently completely covered. No 'official ' date for the unveiling

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Maaseik (Belgium)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's certainly a nice and well restored gate, but that's all there is. You can walk around, but not closely and one cannot visit the building itself.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

It was all covered when we were there. You couldn't see anything at all. I thought they would have something more to show about the gates even while restoration was going on, but they didn't.

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