La porte d'Arroux - Autun, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 46° 57.594 E 004° 17.713
31T E 598542 N 5201522
Quick Description: [FR] La porte d'Arroux est située à l'extrémité nord de l'axe principal nord-sud de la ville : le cardo maximus. [EN] Commanding the northern entrance to the Gallo-Roman town, the Porte d’Arroux is the best preserved of the four gates in Autun.
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 11:50:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM67P6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 7

Long Description:
[FR] Haute de 17 m et large de 19, la porte d'Arroux, ancienne Porta Senonica, a été construite en pierres superposées sans ciment. Deux galeries d'arcades (l'une de l'Antiquité, l'autre du 4ème siècle) faisaient autrefois office de chemin de ronde et surplombent ses quatres baies (2 pour les chars, où sont visibles les rainures de la herse, et 2 pour les piétons).

[EN] It has four arches, the largest two for vehicles and the smallest two for pedestrians. The gate was originally flanked by two towers now completely disappeared. On the country side (as one comes into Autun) the decoration on the gate is well preserved and quite complex. The gates date from the 1st century AD, the same period as the Porte du Rebout in Bibracte.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

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