Cities of France: Saint
Saint City (Saintes) was once the capital of St.Dony (Saintonge) and the major administrative and cultural center of the Roman period.
A reminder of his rich history serve two beautiful Romanesque churches and an attractive medieval center with its narrow alleys and old mansions. Church of Abbey Dam (Open daily: from April to September – from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 19.00; From October to March – from 13.00 to 18.00; Entrance – 2 euros, an excursion – 3 euros) is considered to be an ornament of the city and can argue with the grace of finishing with the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Poitiers. Nearby towers simple Romanesque Cen-Palle Church with bell tower xi century. On the street Rue Arc de Triomphe you can go to the bank of the river, where the impressive Roman Arch Germanicus (19 g. N. NS., Originally decorated the bridge, demolished in 1843.), dedicated to the Emperor Tiberius, his son is a friend and nemansu’s nephew. Next door is good Archaeological Museum, in which many fragments of the old city are collected, demolished when redeveloped in the XIX century. Each first Monday of the month from the abbey past Arch and to Avenue Gambetta is stretched by a noisy and colorful market for which residents of surrounding villages are going to.
The pedestrian bridge comes from the archaeological museum to the indoor market on the west bank of the river, with a sufficiently unpretentious Cathedral Saint-Pierre (Open daily from 9.00 to 19.00), erected as the Romanesque Church in the XV century, but significantly rebuilt after a whole string of religious wars of the Reformation period, when St. Citadel. North of the cathedral, in the XVII century mansion, is located Museum Presidial (open from June to September – from Thursday to Sunday from 13.30 to 18.00; From October to May – from 13.30 to 17.00; Entrance – 1.6 euros) with a rich collection of local ceramics and art works of the XV-XVIII centuries. Just below on the same street can be detected Museum Eschevina (Meeting of paintings by local Masters of the XIX-XX BB.). For a single ticket (4.2 euros), you can visit both of these galleries, as well as the Archaeological Museum and the following river Museum Dupui Mester, which hosts an extensive private collection of items and things of the same period.
A small green valley, to which a pedestrian walkway is conducted from Cours Reverseaux, hides one of the oldest Roman amphitheators in France in the shadow of their elm – Lez-Arena (open from June to September – daily from 10.00 to 20.00; From October to May – from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00, on Sundays – from 13.30 to 17.00; entrance – 2 euros), built approximately in 40. NS. On the way back from amphitheater can be visited Church of Cen-Utelp (XI B., Opened with 9.00 to 19.00, the entrance is free) with the grave of the first bishop of the city (III in. N. NS.).
Around the city
If there is a car, you can visit several amazing romance churches around Senta: in Fenio (29 km north) – Excellent Church of Cen-Utrop (x in.) in high bell tower, pilgrimage church Saint-Pierre (XII in.) v Five (37 km north-east of Senta), colorful temples in Riu (12 km south from Senta) and Nuele-sur-Buuton (9 km west of the Five), as well as the picturesque castle of Rocher-Kurbon, described by Pierre Lota as "Castle Sleeping Beauty".
Most tourists are still trying to get into the small town of Cognac – the Motherland and the largest center for the production of the same alcoholic beverage.
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Two main attractions of the Senta can be seen immediately in this photo – the amphitheater (the construction began in the era of Tiberius and ended under Claudia) and Peter Cathedral. Read more →