Roman remains in Orange

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Amphitheatre
Our trip to Orange was only short, mainly because we were in holiday mode and had only planned to visit the obvious sites like the Amphitheatre and the Triumphal Arch. It was a shame the weather was quite greay and miserable because it made everything like less intereating and impressive and I'm sure it didn't do it any justice.

If I remember correctly, the Amphitheatre is either the most intact or the largest one north of the Alps. It was quite impressive and it makes me wonder what the Roman sites in Rome are like. We had a look around and climbed to the top seats, from where you had the bonus of a very nice view over the town and to the hills. After managing to leave the Amphitheatre without buying any silly souvenirs we took a short walk through the town to the Triumphal Arch. I was surprised by two things: 1) it was a bit bigger than I would have expected so relatively far away from Rome, and 2) it seems that now it is nothing more than just a pretty thing in the middle of a busy roundabout. If you can ignore the traffic and the noise it is something you should probably see when you come to Orange, but I felt that it really detracted a lot from it and that's a huge shame. But I had wanted to see proper Roman sites for about 10 years (since taking Latin at school), so I was happy anyway.
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Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Statue of the Roman Emperor (the h…
Statue of the Roman Emperor (the …
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
The amphitheatre in Orange (fixed …
The amphitheatre in Orange (fixed…
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre
Town view
Town view
The Triumphal Arch
The Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch
Matt and the Triumphal Arch
Matt and the Triumphal Arch
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photo by: Ann_Hells