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. See Gallo-Roman Site of Sanxay and all Sanxay has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sanxay trip planner .
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  • Visit very interesting and rewarding to see the foundations of a theater, baths and a temple on the spot. Other remains are still buried. The guide is very rich in explanations and we see that it is a subject that fascinates him! We had a good time, made a two hour walk in the open air and have learned many things. Do it without hesitation and a shame that this site is not better known.
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  • Great tour of this place... do not hesitate to request a guided tour because much more rewarding...
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  • We're far from suspecting that this village in the Vienne has a well preserved heritage. The hosting staff, as well as the guide (which is an archeologist) take you two thousand years back. The scenery is very nice. We had a very good time!
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