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Porte de Mars, Reims

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Porte de Mars is an ancient Roman triumphal arch dating back to the third century that was the access point to Durocortorum, the Gallo-Roman town. The Arch is 32 m (105 ft) long and 13 m (42.6 ft) high. Named after a nearby temple to Mars, the arch has many highly detailed carvings on its exterior and on the ceilings of its three passageways. Original sculptures that are still intact are "Romulus and Remus," "Farm Works, and "Leda and the Swan." Local folklore says that the inhabitants of Reims built the arch in gratitude when the Romans built major roads throughout their city. It served as a city gate until 1544, and in 1817, the buildings around it were removed, bringing the arch into full view. For Porte de Mars and beyond, use our Reims trip builder app to get the most from your Reims vacation.
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  • We loved this hotel, it was well located by Porte du Mars, next to the train station of Reims. It has been redecorated lately, so all areas look nice- The bathrooms are dated but perfectly lovely... 
    We loved this hotel, it was well located by Porte du Mars, next to the train station of Reims. It has been redecorated lately, so all areas look nice- The bathrooms are dated but perfectly lovely...  more »
  • Walk by to see, but not much else once you’ve taken a picture. Widest arch in the Roman Empire - ticked off and took a photo. 
    Walk by to see, but not much else once you’ve taken a picture. Widest arch in the Roman Empire - ticked off and took a photo.  more »
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  • It stands proud in the middle of the city and close to the rail station. One could enjoy the fresh air and the outdoor activities such walking or skating. I loved it thanks Reims, the very green and clean city.
  • How can anyone not rate the remaining Roman Gate , practically intact in the beautiful Reims.

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