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Hard to find but worth the effort

If you are walking in Orange, the arc is hard to find. It is located in the middle Of a busy street. But it is well worth the effort. It was carved by local craftsmen after a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This arch is better preserved than those in Rome. This one was dedicated to Germanicus, who would have been emperor after Augustus instead of Tiberius, if Livia had not had him poisoned (alledgedly). The sculptures show remarkably little wear considering exposure to the elements for 2000 years.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

If you are walking in Orange, the arc is hard to find. It is located in the middle Of a busy street. But it is well worth the effort. It was carved by local craftsmen after a Roman victory of the Gaulles. It is a much more human scale than the enormous and pretentious arc in Paris. The carvings are... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The Triumphal Arch, a UNESCO world heritage monument, is an exceptional piece of Roman architecture. With three openings, two levels, several coats of arms and an abundance of decorative figures sculpted into the limestone, it was exciting to walk beneath it. We didn't try to compare it with the Arch in Paris, but it is a worthy ancient sight. Easily... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

If you visit the Roman Theatre it is not too far to the Arch. Although not so impressive as the Theatre it is definitely worth the small detour to enjoy this building too.

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Burnley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Considering the age of this edifice it is in amazing, complete condition, though showing signs of wear of course. Worth trekking the 600/ 700 m down to see from the theatre. Very intricate underneath.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Well worth a visit but it is stuck in the middle of a roundabout on a main road and seems a bit lonely next to the car park.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Considering that it was built more than 2000 years ago, it wasn't in too bad a condition. Some of the details have been lost, inevitably, but we are glad we made the effort to go and look at it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The triumphal arch is very nice and well preserved, but there's nothing going on around it. The arch is a 500m walk from the city center, which is not far, but makes the surroundings uninteresting.

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Green Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you're in Orange it's worth a short drive north from the theatre to see the Arc. Located in the middle of a large, grassy traffic circle, park on the east side (lots of parking) and walk across to take a closer look. No hordes here. Matter of fact we wandered and around and through the Arc for 15 minutes... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The arch is an easy walk from the centre of Orange, across a small bridge. You can view it from all sides and see the various carvings, some of which have survived better than others. You will appreciate it more if you have read the history of its construction and how it was designed to remind the Gauls of the... More 

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