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Palais Gallien

Rue du Dr Albert Barraud, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 04 24
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Only Roman ruins in Bordeaux?

We went here because it was near our hotel & we had only a limited time left before we had to leave... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Something a bit different

After the many churches, stately architecture and elegant squares Bordeaux has to offer, Palais... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Paul R
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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“roman ruins” (7 reviews)
“roman times” (2 reviews)
“jardin public” (2 reviews)
Rue du Dr Albert Barraud, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 48 04 24
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went here because it was near our hotel & we had only a limited time left before we had to leave Bordeaux. We were lucky enough to be in time to join a tour which took us into the site which is fenced off...More

Thank WinstonSophie
Reviewed 16 June 2017

After the many churches, stately architecture and elegant squares Bordeaux has to offer, Palais Gallien constitutes a nice contrast. Set a reasonable walk out of the centre in a relatively quiet and modest residential area, this small Roman ruin makes a striking and romantic scene...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We caught the C tram to Jardin Public and walked through the garden to reach these Roman ruins which was once part of an amphitheatre built in the 3rd Century. Most of it has been destroyed to make way for housing. It is a bit...More

Thank DifromBrisbane
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well worth the walk all the way along the Rue de Palais Galien from Place Gambetta to see these ruins. They are well hidden amongst housing near to the Jardin Public and you really get the WOW factor as you come across them. There is...More

Thank MoJoTours
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Palais Gallien is the last free standing ruin of Roman times in Bordeaux. Once a roman arena, all that is left are the few archways and stoneworks, but you can freely (both cost and time) walk amongst them with an information leaflet. It is...More

Thank Ice_D_8
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Tucked behind residential streets, on the periphery of the well-to-do 'golden triangle' in the centre of Bordeaux, these Roman ruins are easy to miss. A sixth of the original amphitheatre remains today and dates back to the early 2nd century. You can get close to...More

1  Thank BdxMdx
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ive seen some of the comments about this place not being worth the time... Hogwash I say - How many other places on this earth can you actually walk through and touch a Roman Ruin that was once used for Gladiators with crowds of 20,000+......More

2  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We sought out the Palais Gallien to see the remaining Roman ruins of Bordeaux. It is not a large section of ruins but still fascinating to view Bordeaux,s past history. This is not a major attraction that attracts a lot of tourists and is one...More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 18 May 2016

These are the only visible remains of the Roman city which once stood here. Not much left to see except a few walls. FREE to enter or see but won't take you more than a few minutes to do so.

Thank KayBristol
Reviewed 15 April 2016

A 2000 year old Amphitheatre in the centre of a residential neighbourhood - fascinating. It is a nice walk to find the spot. It is only a small segment of the amphitheatre but large enough to give an idea of the original size. The schematic...More

Thank Frank_1268Z
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