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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 knew of Sanxay Gallo-Roman site when I was younger, thanks to a school visit. But in many time since. So a second visit wasn't too much to come to refresh my memory of this site. We arrived by a cold January afternoon, and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that guided tours were offered throughout the year. The site itself even is rather poor in signage, so I highly recommend you to participate in these tours. It is a visit of close to two hours that we have done in the company of a guide who was not afraid to brave the cold to answer our questions. Sanxay is definitely a place to visit if you are passing in the area. And if, like me, you discovered the site when you were younger, this little sting of recalls did no harm to (re) discover the decidedly rich past of this region.
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  • In a vast green landscape, discover family with a guide the lives of men in Roman times in Poitou, the techniques used to enjoy the pleasures of the warm waters.
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  • Very interesting tour of this historic site, under a bright sun on the other hand, future visitors think about comfortable shoes!
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