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Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay

Route de Menigoutte, 86600 Sanxay, France
+33 5 49 53 61 48
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Good set of Roman ruins

This is our second visit have been some 7 years previously. The site comprises a theatre (rather... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unexpected large and interesting site

I wasn't expecting a site of such extent - apparently covering 15 hectares and largely unknown. It... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
Helene M
Brisbane, Australia
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Between the 1st and 4th century, Sanxay was an important centre for cures and pilgrimages placed under the protection of two divinities. Set in the verdant valley of the Vonne, the remains of the largest buildings (temples, amphitheatre, thermal baths) located throughout a 19-hectare site make the site one of the best preserved and most interesting of the monuments belonging to Gallo-Roman times. Open: > 15th May to 15th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 16th September to 14th May: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed: > Saturdays from 16th September to 14th May. > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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“remains” (2 reviews)
“english” (2 reviews)
“baths” (4 reviews)
Route de Menigoutte, 86600 Sanxay, France
+33 5 49 53 61 48
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit have been some 7 years previously. The site comprises a theatre (rather than full amphitheatre) some well preserved baths, and the remains of a temple. All are in the open apart from the baths with are covered with a pitched...More

Thank nlansdell
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I wasn't expecting a site of such extent - apparently covering 15 hectares and largely unknown. It was really interesting to look around and try to envisage it in its prime. The site staff were very pleasant and helpful but the site could benefit hugely...More

Thank Helene M
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Cutting cross country for Angouleme to Parthanay,we kept seeing signs for this site and our route took us unexpectedly to the site Gallo-Romaine. We couldn't resist stopping and spent nearly 2 hours here. It was truly superb and the lady most helpful. The site was...More

Thank Essaress
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wonderful venue for open air staging of great operas. Great acoustics and views from every angle. Only be prepared to walk through uneven fields from the car parks a sloping distance away from the stage site.

Thank Imphal268
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Lovely little place. In true French style, nobody else around, 5 euros 50 to enter (children free). We brought cakes and drinks, and had a leisurely wander around. The baths and theatre were very interesting, the Temple was a little harder to visualise for the...More

Thank Emmsy1973
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We visited here with a very young child still in a buggy yet we still managed to get around. Wonderful site to visit, even if just to have a wander around the grounds. The baths were amazing.

Thank Kazzy_T
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The Roman baths are very special. We also attended the opera there this year and the ambiance was very special although the cost was rather hefty for the area at the top of the Roman theatre.

2  Thank sublaloge
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We have often driven past this site on our way to friends but finally decided to pay a visit during a recent trip. The site is spread across 3 different areas and each one shows much detail of how they looked in their hey-day, especially...More

2  Thank lincolnzip
Reviewed 20 October 2012

This is a site of three Gallo-Roman structures for exploring at your leisure with a guide leaflet. Every summer there is an open-air, night time opera with an excellent professional orchestra and singers. It is a magical experience !

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Stunning location and well worth a visit- bring a picnic.

Thank gingerfrance
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