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Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay, Sanxay

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The lush valley of the river Vonne is home to the Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay, which was an important venue for divine pilgrimages and a destination for several pilgrims. During the 1st and 4th centuries A.D, Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay was protected by two divinities. You can still find the ruins of the theater that stood on this site and it is said that this theater could entertain an audience of up to 8,000 people. This site also bears the remains of a temple, with an octagonal cella or small chamber. It is believed that this site had been used as a place of public worship. Plan to visit Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sanxay attractions using our Sanxay travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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 h...  more »
  • 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 sta...  more »
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  • Do in the ocassion the Sanxay lyric evenings, mid-August. Great programming and exceptional acoustics.
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