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“Luckily, no lions today!”

Amphitheatre de Saintes
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Saintes
Certificate of Excellence
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Luckily, no lions today!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Actually, I doubt there ever were lions, but this remarkable amphitheatre, just outside the town centre, is well worth the visit. In fact, if you drive there and park (it's free), and then walk into Saintes, you get less hassle, because parking in Saintes is a nightmare...and not free.

See http://www.france-travel-guide.net/Charente-Maritime.html for information about Saintes and the wider area.

Visited May 2013
Thank Terry_Marsh
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Roman Atmosphere”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Places like this need continual investment to ensure preservation for future years. This is not in the league of the very big amphitheatres of Nimes and Rome world but is definately very atmospheric and a splendid example of Roman architecture. This is one of the many highlights of Saintes - roman town.

Visited April 2013
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Saintes, France
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182 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A must see in Saintes”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

That somehting so amazing is still standing and getting used. Though thankfully without the lions! So much history. Very helpful folks on the desk and a nice palce for a cool drink on a hot day.

Visited August 2012
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