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The Saintes Arena

Constructed during the reign of Claudius around 40 AD, the roman arena of Saintes is characterised by a cavea, rows of terraced seats cut into the sides of a small natural valley, and into earthworks in the west. On the eastern side the structure is closed by impressive masonry works. The arena measures 126 by 102 metres and once held up to fifteen thousand spectators. The Saintes Arena

 

Amphithéatre de Saintes (les arènes) - Saintes Tourist Office
17000 SAINTES
Tel. 05 46 74 23 82
Fax. 05 46 92 17 01
saintongetour@wanadoo.fr
www.ot-saintes.fr
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