Roman remains in Orange
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August 1st, 2005 – by: Zen
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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