Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange

Welcome to Rome Across Europe!

It’s time to take a look at another UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Last week we were in the fatherland of Latium as we visited the Historic Centre of Florence.

Today we’re headed back Roman Gaul as we check out the Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange!

Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange (France).

Situated in the Rhone Valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 338 foot long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres.

Built between AD 10 and 25, the Roman arch is one of the most beautiful and interesting surviving examples of a provincial triumphal arch from the reign of Augustus. It is decorated with low reliefs commemorating the establishment of the Pax Romana.

Triumphal Arch of Orange (France)

 

We hope you enjoyed today’s journey. Hopefully you’ll join us again soon to check out another World Heritage Site, or just to see where we’ll be off to.

Till next time, Don’t Stop Rome-ing!

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