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Triumphal Arch

Located not too far from the amphitheater is the Triumphal Arch, thought to honor those who fought in the Gallic Wars & built during the reign of Augustus. The Triumphal Arch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located not too far from the amphitheater is the Triumphal Arch, thought to honor those who fought in the Gallic Wars & built during the reign of Augustus. The Triumphal Arch, together with the nearby Roman Theatre of Orange is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The arch is well preserved with reliefs of the military conquests still visible. Definitely worth... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well preserved monumental Roman arch was built between 10-27 AD and is located on route N7 about 650 m north of the historical center of Orange. This commemorative arch, symbol of Roman glory, was built to honor veterans of the Gallic Wars and is decorated with various battle reliefs as well as having a carved coffered barrel vaulted ceiling.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The triumphal arch is a relatively short walk from the centre of Orange, about 15 - 20 minutes stroll from the Roman theatre, and well worth the exercise for history buffs. This is perhaps the oldest surviving arch of the type well-known from Rome itself: namely those of Septimus Severus and Constantine. The Orange arch was built in honour of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Situated in the middle of a roundabout about a 15 minute walk from the Roman theatre, the Triumphal arch is certainly worth a look. The decorative panels are interesting,being related to naval battles, and having a more modern appearance then others we have seen.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I wasn't expecting such a complete Roman arch in France. If you're driving, go for it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother walking here from the theater.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Orange Arc du Triomphe is a fantastic piece of Roman Architecture. It sports amazing carvings at the top, and beautiful arches throughout. It does not require a long visit, and it is easy to access. It is an excellent photo-op, as well as being a neat piece of architecture.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

2016 September . If you are in Orange , go for a Walk , this City is it worth . The Triumphal Arch is not far away from the City Centre . Just have a Look

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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