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The Roman Amphitheatre and the arenas of Vienne (35km)

The Roman Amphitheatre and the arenas of Vienne (35km)

Set on the Pipet hill, to the east of the forum, the amphitheatre, which could accommodate up to 12000 persons (9000 today), stretches over a 115 meter diameter north-south. The orchestra (central area) surrounded by four rows which formerly held up the marble seats with griffin feet, still shows some of its marble coating. A stone parapet separates this part, reserved for the elite, from two series of twelve and thirty rows, linked by two roofed corridors called "vomitoria". A terrace, decorated with a portico overlooks the whole.



http://www.vienne-tourisme.com

[04/07/2009]



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